The State Library of Queensland has historically significant collections that relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history. We encourage you to start your research by talking to your family members about your family tree.
How do I find births, deaths and marriage records?
Collect as much information as you can about yourself, your parents, your grandparents and other relatives. You can access online births, deaths and marriages records at these websites:
How did legislation affect my family?
Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland were subject to the Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act 1897 and other Queensland legislation. Many personal records from this time can be accessed through:
How can I find information in newspapers and magazines?
You may be able to find information about your family in online newspapers or magazines. You can search these websites:
How can I find out more?
You can search biographical indexes for more information about a family member:
- Australian Dictionary of Biography: Indigenous Australia
What other organisations have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander records?
Queensland State Government Records
- Queensland State Archives
- Queensland Government - Births, Deaths and Marriages