James and Agnes Wilson, Allora

James and Agnes Wilson, Allora

James and Agnes Wilson arrived in Queensland from Scotland on 19 September 1858, which just happened to be their 7th wedding anniversary. After spending some time working on Clifton Station, they bought land in the Allora District where they lived and farmed for the rest of their lives. Read their stories here.

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Commissioner of Crown Lands, Arthur Edward Halloran

December 2nd, 2020
Arthur Edward Halloran emigrated to NSW from England in 1828. He was appointed as Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Wide Bay District in 1853 and later became Commissioner of Crown Lands for the combined Wide Bay and Burnett District. His official correspondence reveals that he was a diligent administrator fulfilling his many responsibilities both […] Read more

19th century police officer service histories now online

November 24th, 2020
The Queensland Police Museum has made available 25 officer service histories, 20 of which are pre-1900 officers, via eHive. The information kept on each officer can include biographical data; entry and separation dates; lists of rank attainment; station transfers plus other data such as reward and award information; family details; death and burial data. This […] Read more

Zion Hill Mission

November 19th, 2020
In transcribing sources from the archive of the German missionaries at Nundah, HGRC visiting fellow, Dr Annemarie McLaren, has added further insight into the missionaries’ activities between 1838 when the mission was established, and 1848 when it was disbanded. This project, in making key primary material from this period more accessible, aims to open a […] Read more

Early settler and artist Thomas John Domville Taylor

October 31st, 2020
Thomas John Domville Taylor was one of the earliest settlers on the Darling Downs. While living and working in Queensland, Taylor made several sketches of the country around him, these being some of the earliest visual records of colonial life on the Downs. Read his biography and view a collection of his pencil sketches. Read more

HGRC QSA talk

October 23rd, 2020
View HGRC visiting fellow Jan Richardson’s QSA talk titled ‘Offenders, Paupers and ‘Pioneers’: Convict Women and their Families in pre-Separation Queensland here. Read more