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Welcome to the QueenslandGenWeb (QLDGenWeb) Project

The QLDGenWeb focuses on family history information pertaining to Queensland, Australia.  The project is a child of the AustraliaGebWeb, which in turn is part of the broader WorldGenWeb; a non-profit, volunteer based organisation dedicated to providing genealogical records and resources.

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Queensland is the second largest and third most populous state of Australia. It occupies the north-east corner of the mainland continent. The state is neighboured by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the south-west and New South Wales to the south. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The history of Queensland spans thousands of years, encompassing both a lengthy indigenous presence in the state, as well as the eventful times of post-European settlement. Estimated to have been settled by Indigenous Australians approximately 40,000 years ago, the north-eastern Australian region was explored by Dutch, Portuguese and French navigators before being encountered by Captain James Cook in 1770. The state has witnessed the tragic events of frontier warfare between European settlers and Indigenous inhabitants, as well as the employment of cheap Kanaka labour sourced from the South Pacific. It has also experienced dynamic growth and progress since its separation from New South Wales in 1859, currently being the fastest-growing state in Australia.

Queensland's current population is concentrated in the south-east corner, which includes the capital Brisbane along with Ipswich, Logan City, and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.  Brisbane was originally the Moreton Bay penal colony, intended as a place for recidivist convicts who had offended while serving out their sentences in New South Wales. The state later encouraged free settlement, and today Queensland's economy is dominated by the agricultural, tourist and natural resource sectors ...
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT  ::  Message from the State Coordinator

This site is ACTIVE again !!! In the coming days, I will update as much as I can, Please email me if you have any questions or concerns with the site. And don't forget we still need local coordinators so please consider volunteering some of your time and talents towards this great project. Michael Gregory 25 March 2011

Your State Needs You!  Queensland currently requires the services of local volunteers for various regions across the State.  A local Coordinator is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a web presence for his or her respective area.  Basic web skills and a little free time are the only prerequisites, although an active  interest in your chosen area would prove beneficial.  Click Here for further information.  Note that volunteer applications will be accepted throughout 2011 although there may be a delay in reply.  I would ask that volunteers be patient during this period.  Your offers of assistance are much appreciated and I will get to your submission as soon as health permits.

Linking to the QLDGenWeb is easy!  Add http://www.worldgenweb.org/~ausqld as a hyperlink to text, or select a logo on the left and add the URL to the picture's properties.  Place your mouse over the image and right mouse click; select Save Picture As (or alternative command in non-IE browsers); and save to your computer.

Disclaimer:  Although the QLDGenWeb Project attempts to provide accurate information it assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of data.  The QLDGenWeb Project and its volunteers disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied.  Project and staff shall not be liable for any indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages arising out of the use or inability to use this website, hyper links or associated services.  Any data found to be false, malicious, libellous or defamatory will be erased from the archives.  A fair use policy applies and access to third party links is at the discretion of the individual.

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