In October, Cairns Family History launched the Cairns Cenotaph WW1 Memorial. This project is presented online to reach the widest possible audience – the Cairns community, family historians, military historians, schools and other interested individuals or groups. The Cairns Cenotaph WW1 Online Memorial commemorates and records the lives of the soldiers and nurses listed on […]
Email from David (Nov, 2015) I was born in Cairns in 1947 and my mother kept me for a short time and then decided to adopt me out. I had always known my birth mother’s name but had never been successful in tracking down any information.
William (Bill) Hunter was born 19 February 1891 in Yarraville, Victoria, to Scottish parents James Hunter and Mary Neilson. He was brought up on a farm in Beenak, Victoria, with siblings Janet, Christina, David, Mary, Thomas, John, Jane and James.
Cairns Post Tuesday 3 Feb, 2015 The following article appeared prominently in the Cairns Post yesterday. It features the McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery education kit researched and written by Cairns & District Family History Society in partnership with the Cairns Regional Council. (Click image to enlarge) The education kit comprises teacher notes and student […]
Victoria Wills and Probates 1841 to 2009 can be searched online from the Public Records of Victoria website. Wills from 1841 to 1925 have been digitised and can be viewed and download free of charge. Copies of later wills can be ordered online. PROV Index to Wills, Probate & Administration Records 1841-2009 One of the […]