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Anglican Church

Records relating to many Torres Strait Island and northern Aboriginal communities include registers of baptisms, marriage confirmations, and burials, from 1879 to 1985. Some records are only available to immediate family.

Visit or post: 373 Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
p: +61 7 3835 2212

Australian Christian Churches

Records are held at the individual churches not at the national office. To find relevant church contact the National Office.

Australian Christian Churches - Queensland & Northern Territory
PO Box 2195, North Ipswich, Queensland, 4305
p: +61 7 3496 1486
+61 7 3496 1485

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has provided records of registration, baptism and marriages prior to 1900 to the Genealogical Society of Queensland for the Brisbane diocese. They do not hold any records after 1900. For more specific information contact the Genealogical Society of Queensland.

Catholic Church Archives
Post: PO Box 282, Brisbane, Queensland, 4001
Visit: 143 Edward Street Brisbane
p: +61 7 3224 3223

See also

  • For information about records held by the Catholic Church in relation to Queensland Missions and Institutions responsible for children visit A piece of the story
  • For information about records for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders who spent time at Hammond Island Mission, Hamilton Island, Sacred Heart School or Sacred Heart Hospital, contact Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island.

    Sacred Heart Church Thursday Island
    PO Box 142, Thursday Island, Queensland, 4875
    p : +61 7 4069 2205

Christian Brethren

Contact the Church.

Lutheran Church

This Church's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander records are held at several locations. Some of the records that the Church holds cover Hopevale (relocated to Woorabinda). Refer to the book "A Guide to Records of Indigenous Australians in the Lutheran Records" for more information. It lists Queensland records and their locations including names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within these records. Some records are held at Lutheran Church of Australian Archives and Research Centre.

Lutheran Church of Australian Archives
Visit or post:
27 Bowden Street, South Australia, 5007
p: +61 8 8340 4009

Presbyterian Church

This Church was involved with Aurukun (1904-1987), Mornington Island (1914-1978) and Weipa (1896-1966). To locate records related to your family refer to the book Mission Time. It lists records about the Presbyterian missions and where to locate them. Visit Church of Queensland archives by appointment only. Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm.

Presbyterian Church of Queensland Archives
35 Amelia Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006
Post: PO Box 1508 Fortitude Valley 4006
p: +61 7 3242 1114

Salvation Army

All available records for the former children in care have been forwarded to Sydney. This organisation ran Indooroopilly Boys Home (Alkira), Riverview and Boothville hospital and operated the Purga Aboriginal School between 1915 and 1948. There are very few client records, but every person is encouraged to make enquiries. You are required to send a copy of your identification with any written enquiry.

Salvation Army - Australia Eastern Territory
Post: PO Box A435, Sydney South, New South Wales, 1235
p: +61 2 9264 1711

Seventh Day Adventist Church

This Church ran the Mona Mona Mission between 1913 and 1962

Seventh Day Adventist Church Head Office
Post or visit:
19 Eagle Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
p: +61 7 3218 7777

Uniting Church

All relevant records from the Uniting Church have been forwarded to the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.


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