2014 Immigration Celebration

Next year is the turn of the Prince Consort and Sultana voyages to Maryborough in 1864, and also, 140 years since the arrival of the Great Queensland, Glamorganshire, Tim Whiffler and St James that arrived in 1874.

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

Each year, we will be celebrating 150 years and 140 years since the arrival of immigration vessels to Maryborough. This year is the turn of the Prince Consort and Sultana voyages to Maryborough in 1864, and also, 140 years since the arrival of the Great Queensland, Glamorganshire, Tim Whiffler and St James that arrived in1874.

Descendants of passengers from these sailing ships are invited to our next event on 17th and 18th May 2014. Registration will commence at 9:00am at the St Mary’s Parish Hall, Bazaar Street Maryborough QLD. There will be displays of family trees for each of the above ships and also memorabilia. Morning tea and lunch will be available. It is anticipated that there could be a Fun Day in the Park in the afternoon but this is yet to be negotiated.

A Cruise up and down the Mary River on the Spirit of Hervey Bay or a similar catamaran will be held on Sunday 18th 2014.

The first trip will commence at the Hervey Bay Marina at approximately 8.30.am and will arrive in Maryborough around 12 noon. Morning tea will be provided and lunch will be included at the Carriers Arms Hotel, Maryborough, after which the coaches will transport those people back to the Boat Club at Hervey Bay.

The second trip will sail down the river from around 12.30pm on Sunday 18th May and afternoon tea will be provided. A buffet dinner will be served at the Boat Club at night. Free coaches will take people back to Wharf Street Maryborough. Cost to be advised. Contact us by email.

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

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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.

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Research room open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm, Saturday afternoon 1pm to 4pm. CONTACT US by telephone on (07) 4123 1620. Email: heritageresearch@bigpond.com.au

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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.