WELCOME to the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society Inc.

We have a new publication for sale!

Black Gully [1840s-1919] The Manufacturing Centre of Toowoomba by Diana Beal

Blk_Gully_400X 575This  history of Black Gully is of an area of Toowooomba whose past has been largely forgotten - A past  as a farming, industrial and residential area, which  has been substantially lost as it is no longer recognised as a proper address.

A4 69 pages fully illustrated with Contents and Index

More detail HERE

The book is now available for sale at the society for $15.00 or for $20.00 posted which includes postage and packaging.

STOP PRESS  - This is now available on CD as a .pdf file at a cost of $15 which includes postage.


Also available:

 Squatters of the Eastern Darling Downs 1840 -1900s by  TDDFH Society member Dr Diana J Beal

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This is a collection of stories about the lives of the squatters and leaseholders who settled and lived on the eastern Downs from 1840 to the early 1900s.

A4 210 pages of stories and 4 introductory pages; illustrated


More detail can be found HERE

The book may be bought  during the society’s opening hours, Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, or by post. The cost is $20, and postage  is $13.40.





The Toowoomba & Darling Downs Family History Society will guide you through the basic steps of researching your family history. Details of past generations can be gleaned from the many records held in the Society’s library. These records are found on all forms of media – books, fiche, microfilm and computers.

The Society is well known for its many indexing projects. We understand that many people are now used to searching on the internet and want quick answers. We are a progressive society and many records of family can be found in our master indexes and newspaper index. As well we have many records such as Government and Police Gazettes, later Electoral Rolls for all states easily searchable by computer.

There is always a Duty Member available to assist at the family history centre to give advice on where you might find that elusive piece of information.
Duty Members will also show you how to use equipment that will aid in your research. Don’t forget to check the computer master indexes as they may save you valuable research time. The master indexes include a general index, cemetery index, newspaper index and school pupils index.

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