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;
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providing genealogical records and resources.
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
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.
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 ... read
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
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