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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

The History of Our Community

The collection includes books, photographs, oral histories, births, deaths, and marriages records, magazines, pamphlets, local newspapers, files, Council reports, ephemera; and anything relevant to the history of the Hinchinbrook Shire region.

 

Bequeathed to the Hinchinbrook Shire Library by local historian for the 31st Battalion Infantry Association, Capt. Bob Burla RFD, ED & Bars (RL), The Kennedy Regiment Library has become a major custodian of the documentary heritage of the 31st Battalion, The Kennedy Regiment.

1967 Flood - Townsville Road
Orpheus Island Resort - Guest Accommodation on the Left - Staff Quarters on the Right
Émilie'on the Seymour River, near Ingham, ca. 1890-1900
Maraka Procession-Interact Float - Sept. 1971 Reunions - Parades & Celebrations
Military Museum Hinchinbrook Shire Library

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Online Resources

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ANCESTRY.COM

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

TROVE

Search Trove to explore amazing collections from Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives. It’s free and available online all day, every day.

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THE TIMES DIGITAL ARCHIVE

The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2014. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.

Open Notebook

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ENQUIRIES

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ENQUIRY FORM

The Special Collections Enquiry Form is used for requests for historical information, maps and photographs regarding local history and military history from the Hinchinbrook region, preserved by the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.