2015 Immigration Celebration, Public Event, ALL Welcome

Each year, we will be celebrating 150 years and 140 years since the arrival of immigration vessels to Maryborough.

Next year is the turn of the Sophie and Golden Land voyages to Maryborough in 1865, and also, 140 years since the arrival of the Gauntlet, Great Queensland, Star Queen and Tim Whiffler that arrived in 1875. Date for next year’s celebration to be advised.

Our Immigration Celebration is an annual event. Find out if your ancestors swam or came by boat to the Port of Maryborough.

Descendants of passengers from these sailing ships are invited to this event. Also, descendants from other ship passengers are welcome to attend.

Please email us so we can include your name in our mailing lists.

You can also find us on Facebook where we will be downloading passenger lists for these ships.

Welcome to Queensland's favourite history resource centre

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute holds one of the largest collections of geneaology records in Queensland. The Institute is situated on the corner of Wharf Street and Richmond Street.

All Donations to MFHI Library Fund - $2.00 and over are tax deductible.

Research room open Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm. Closed Saturdays. CONTACT US by telephone on (07) 4123 1620. Email: heritageresearch@bigpond.com.au or visit us on Facebook

Do you need help?

Looking for your ancestors? Let the friendly volunteers at the Maryborough Family Heritage Institute help you today.

Dedicated researchers

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute has an extensive amount of research material available. More than 20,000 immigrants came into Queensland through Maryborough and we have the passenger lists.

We also hold passenger lists of immigrants for the other States of Australia.

  • we also hold Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and the Pioneer Indexes for most states of Australia
  • St. Catherine's BDM Indexes for England and Wales
  • the LDS worldwide records
  • extensive cemetery records

LDS microfilms and Microfiche can now be ordered and read at the Institute.

Research can be done in person, by mail or email. Contact us for charges.

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