CQFHA Master Name Index Search

This is the Master Name Index of all our publications and scrapbooks, (including interesting articles from (mostly) Central Queensland newspapers, but also from many other sources).


Enter a SURNAME into the search box, (not case sensitive). Press Enter.

If you get lots of results, use the "search" in your browser to search the page (usually by Ctrl+F).

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The cost is $5 per item - provide the full line reference, ie ID, Surname, Given Name, Source

Use the Scrollbar on the right to scroll down to see your results.

Last updated: 7 Oct 2023

Post Office Directory & Residents

The Post Office Directories is a list of various locations around Rockhampton and District.

  Date range covers from 1868-1893.

Rockhampton Residents

A list of Rockhampton Residents 

1868 & 1889 is available by contacting the research officer for a small fee. 


Rockhampton was proclaimed a Town and Port of Entry in 1858.  Some notable vessels were:

1860  - the first steamer - SS Tamar

1864 - the first overseas vessel - the barque Woodbine

1865 - SS Lady Young

1872 - SS Light Brigade taking wool to London

1878 - SS Scottish Bard

1879 - immigrants were brought up river from Keppel Bay on the Lady Bowen

Publicans of Rockhampton

A list of Publicans Licences in 1864 is available. 

Source: Queensland Government Gazettes 


Some district cemeteries that are worth researching are: 

Mt Morgan Burials

Mount Morgan Cemetery - Application for Graves

1933 - 1966 (+ some other years so ask)

Lookups $5

Check the burial details here (RRC Site)

Then provide us with the Full Name and Date of Burial.

Above you can see the sort of detail given on the form.

Rockhampton Regional Council 

Online Cemetery Records 

You will find a comprehensive list of cemeteries in the Rockhampton region online here. (RRC Site)

Horse & Cattle Brands in Qld 1872-2015 

Brands and earmarks are used to prove ownershp of livestock.  

 Horse and Cattle Brands 

(Qld Govt Open Data Website)