Queensland genealogy timeline


Year
Event
Reference
1788
Colony of New South Wales proclaimed
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1824
Announcement of penal settlement at Moreton Bay
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1824
Moreton Bay penal colony established at Redcliffe, just north of Brisbane Wiki
1825
Convict Settlement opened west of North Quay at Skew St
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1826
Moreton Bay formally proclaimed a penal settlement
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1828
Cunningham's Gap discovered to Darling Downs
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1837
First Chinese labourers arrive in Australia
BT
1838
First free cemetery in Qld at Zions Hill (later Nundah). (Also German missionaries arrive)
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1839
Brisbane penal settlement was officially closed QG
1840
Brisbane Town surveyed and Dixon's plan
BT
1840
Convist transportation to NSW abolished
BT
1843
Catholic mission
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1843
land auction of South Brisbane
BT
1843
Cemetery surveyed at South Brisbane (later West End School)
BT
1845
barge service to Ipswich
BT
1845
First denominational school opened by Catholic church
BT
1846
Ipswich colliery
BT
1846
NSW census (includes Brisbane)
BT
1846
Ipswich and Drayton post offices open
BT
1846
Moreton Bay Courier published
BT
1846
Brisbane proclaimed a port of entry
BT
1847
Colony  of Gladstone proclaimed
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1849
St Johns Anglican School
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1850
Cleveland township proclaimed
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1853
Cabbage Tree Creek (Sandgate) promoted as alternate port to Cleveland, and Sandgate township proclaimed
BT
1855
first recorded case of leprosy
BT
1856
Norman Creek Bridge
BT
1856
Woogaroo/Goodna village proclaimed
BT
1858
permanent bridge over Breakfast creek
BT
1859
Lytton village proclaimed
BT
1859
First elections of Brisbane Municipal council
BT
1859
Proclaimation of Queensland as colony
BT , Wiki
1859
all male British subjects over the age of 21 had the vote in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. The secret ballot was introduced in Queensland. Queensland received self government. SW
1859
God's Acre Cemetery at Archerfield
BT
1860
Primary Education Act and Grammar Schools act passed.
Kangaroo Point school, Brisbane National School
BT
1860
Land sales & subdivisions at Wynnum, Spring Hill, Toowong, Fortitude Valley,
BT
1860
Ipswich proclaimed a municipality
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1861
St Stephens school
BT
1861
Toowoomba proclaimed a municipality
BT
1862
Milton church of England burial ground consecrated
BT
1862
German Station (Nundah) Cemetery opened
BCC
1862
Queensland's western boundary changed from longitude 141° E to 138°E. Wiki
1863
St Patricks school in Fortitude Valley
BT
1863
Francis Lookout at Corinda burial ground
BT
1863
First Queensland goldfield at Calliope
BT
1864
Typhoid outbreak in Brisbane
BT
1864
Queensland census taken
BT
1865
Diamantina Orphanage opened (in fever hospital at Petrie Terrace)
BT
1865
schools at Bowen Bridge (Windsor), Redbank and German Station (Nundah)
BT
1865
first patients at Woogaroo/Goodna lunatic asylum
BT
1865
wooden bridge joins North and South Brisbane
BT
1865
Moggill cemetery opened
BCC
1866
discovery of payable gold near Rockhampton QG
1866
Moggill, Bulimba, Bald Hills Schools
BT
1866
Primitive Methodist chapel at Bulimba (and gravestones)
BT
1866
The Queenslander newspaper established (to 1939)
BT
1867
Quarantine station/prision St Helena Island
BT
1867
Taromeo goldfield near Esk, and Gympie
BT
1867
First known burial Nudgee cemetery
BT
1868
First Brisbane directory published (to 1949)
BT
1868
Caloundra town declared
BT
1868
Last convict ship to Australia (Fremantle)
BT
1868
Gold discovered at Ravenswood
BT
1869
St Matthews Anglican church Grovely.
BT
1869
Brisbane Grammar school opened
BT
1869
Suez Canal opens
BT
1870
Beenleigh town proclaimed
BT
1870
Free education introduced in Queensland
BT
1870
South Brisbane (Dutton Park) cemetery opened
BCC
1871
Gold discovered at Charters Towers
CT
1871
Governor Blackall dies. First burial Toowong cemetery
BT
1871
First burial Sherwood Anglican cemetery
BT
1872
The right to vote in Queensland was granted to all male British subjects over the age of 21. SW
1872
Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery at Bethania
BT
1872
Brookfield cemetery reserved
BT
1872
Gold rush Charters Towers
BT
1872
Telegraph newspaper first published
BT
1873
Gold Rush Palmer River (large chinese influx 1875)
BT
1874
Bulimba/Balmoral cemetery opened
BT, BCC
1874
Peel Is quarantine station in lieu of Dunwich
BT
1875
Railway to Ipswich (end of river steamers), Indooroopilly rail bridge
BT
1875
Hemmant cemetery opened
BT, BCC
1875
Toowong cemetery officially opened, Milton/Paddington cemetery closed
BT,
BCC
1877
Bald Hills Cemetery opened (at Bracken Ridge)
BT, BCC
1878
Lutwyche Cemetery opened
BT
1879
Sandgate proclaimed a municipality
BT
1879
Australian newspaper published
BT
1879
Torres Strait Islanders became part of Queensland QG
1881
Chinese immigration restriction passed in Qld, NSW, Vic, SA
BT
1882
Gold discovered at Mt Morgan
BT
1883
German Station renamed Nundah (and rail line to Sandgate)
BT
1883
New Diamantina orphanage built in Woolloongabba (Later Princess Alexandra hospital (PA))
BT
1883
Boggo Road gaol
BT
1883
New childrens' hospital at Herston
BT
1883
Queensland annexes Papua (later repudiated by British government) Wiki
1884
Queensland Leader, Daily Observer, Evening Herald published
BT
1884
Corinda railway completed, linking Kangaroo Point, Wooloongabba to the Ipswich line
BT
1885
Troops leave for Sudan war
BT
1886
Cemetery proclaimed at Lutwyche (after earlier burials)
BT
1887
Qld responsibility for administering British New Guinea
BT
1887
Observer newspaper published
BT
1891
Great Shearers' Strike leads to formation of the Labor Party
Wiki
1899
World's first Labor Party Government (Premier Anderson Dawson lasted one week)
Wiki
1901
Federation of Australia
Wiki
1905
Women's suffrage in state elections
Wiki
1909
University of Queensland established
Wiki
1912
Brisbane General Strike for five weeks
Wiki
1920
Qantas founded to serve outback Queensland
Wiki
1928
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia makes first flight, departing from Cloncurry
Wiki
1928
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith lands the Southern Cross in Brisbane, completing the first trans-Pacific flight
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1897
Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act was passed, authorising the removal of Aboriginal people to reserves QG
1901
Federation, Queensland lost its colonial status and became a State QG
1905
QLD Women eligible to vote
SW
1918
Mt Gravatt cemetery opened
BCC
1962
Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery opened in 1962 at Bridgeman Downs BCC


References



BCC
Brisbane City Council
BT
Brisbane Timeline - (Rod Fisher) Brisbane History Group 1999

CT
Charters Towers 1872 to July 1950. (Norman Dungavell)
QG
Queensland Government web site - History of Queensland
QD
Queenslander Newspaper 17 Dec 1892
htp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198299477
SW
Suzanne Wicks (AUD-QLD re electoral rolls). See also
The AEC's Australian Referendums 1906-1999 CD Rom contains all 1999 referendum statistics to polling place level and also provides the electoral history and results to divisional level of all constitutional Referendums since 1906. http://www.aec.gov.au/_content/why/redistributions/fed_boundary_changes.htm 
The Queensland Electoral Commission has the history of electoral district names, a good start, as they make sense of their location.
http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/data/portal/00000005/content/29446001036041941425.pdf
Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland,_Australia
States and territories of Australia
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_and_territories_of_Australia

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