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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family History: Registers & Records

This guide has been written to assist Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander family historians locate sources available to them at James Cook University, as well as some suggestions for resources located elsewhere.

Births, Deaths, Marriages

The Queensland Registrar-General's Office has produced microfilm indexes for birth, baptisms, marriages and burials for 1829-1899. To locate, do a Basic Search on Tropicat and type: 'queensland registrar'.


JCU Library holds some cemetery records from North Queensland communities and other materials.


We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country