Do you have an ancestor who was born in Queensland, Australia between 1829 and 1919? These records may give you information regarding birth dates, parents’ names, and registration numbers.
By searching through these transcripts, you may uncover the following information about your ancestor:
There are over 930,000 births in these records.
Registration for births, marriages, and deaths became mandatory in Queensland (while it was still part of New South Wales) on 1 March 1856. As Queensland was not made a separate colony from New South Wales until 1859, some events may have been registered in New South Wales. Additionally, you may want to search a range of dates considering that births may have been registered at a later date from when the actual birth occurred. For example, if a birth occurred in December of a given year, it might not have been registered until January of the following year.
Vivian Rogers Creighton, a World War II veteran who was awarded an MBE for his service, spent his career in the Lands Department. In the mid-1950s, he sat as the chairman of the Land Administration Board. In 1956, he was publically dismissed from his position due to his revealing of sensitive and incriminating information regarding government conduct surrounding funds from pastoral leases. His leak ultimately lead to the removal of the Lands Minister and Creighton was eventually reappointed to the department in 1957. Of his decision to share this damaging information, Creighton said before Parliament the following: “I decided after much thought that it was my responsibility to bring into the open such matters in order that the whole position could be cleared. In this regard I decided that there was no duty upon me to give blind personal loyalty to my Minister. I know that I will be discharged of my office, but by doing so Parliament will not dishonor me, but will merely dishonor itself.”
From these records, we learn that Creighton was born on 19 November 1900 to John and Mary Amelia (née Schroder).
Max Octavius Grosskreutz can also be found within these birth records. Grosskreutz, an Australian speedway rider, was born 27 April 1906 to Frederick William and Fredericka Dorothea (née Hildebrand). In the 1935 Star Riders’ Championship, Grosskreutz came in third place. He won the Australian Championship in 1929 and 1936 and was the NSW State Champion in 1936 and 1946.
Beatrice Hutton was the first female in Australia to be admitted to an architectural institute when she accepted the offer to attend the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1916. Hutton is best known for her residential work in Sydney and Rockhampton. She spent a bulk of her career on crafts, both exhibiting and selling her works. From the records, we learn that Hutton was born Beatrice May Hutton on 16 July 1893 to Falconer West and Clara Susannah (née Holt).