Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material and information accessed on this site may be culturally sensitive for some individuals and communities. Refer to the State Library of Queensland's Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections [PDF 126 kb] for further information.

 

 

Step-by-step guide

A handy getting started guide with Indigenous family history guide books and an explanation about variations in spelling and naming practices

Tindale collection

A copy of the Queensland component of the Tindale collection was donated to the State Library of Queensland by the Indigenous Information Centre at the South Australian Museum in the early 1990s.

Finding records

How to locate and access records related to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders including births, deaths and marriages, defence, police and station records

Resources

Online resources to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history/ ancestry research, particularly in Queensland.

Margaret Lawrie

The Margaret Lawrie collection is a resource for Torres Strait Islander family history research which is available to view at the State Library of Queensland

Library membership

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Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.