Exploring your Queensland House History

Cairns & District Family History Society was fortunate to have Dr Jan Wegner, Senior Lecturer from James Cook University in Cairns, visit our Resource Centre on Saturday, 21 March, and give us a detailed presentation on how to research properties and explore the history of houses in Queensland.


Tips included comparing detailed photographs with historic photos, researching the area and its history and subdivisions, observing nature and trees, researching neighbouring properties, tracking down official sources of information from various government departments, plus many more suggestions.




Jan has very generously provided a copy of her slideshow for us to share here on our blog.

Click to download a PDF copy of Researching Houses by Dr Jan Wegner (6.5MB).




View Dr Jan Wegner’s JCU Research Portfolio and JCU Staff Profile.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *