Our aim is to gather and record local history before it is lost

Society Resources

The Society is fortunate to have a Resource Centre to house its extensive and valuable collection of resources pertaining to the area. This Resource Centre is coordinated by Jill Greenhill, the Society’s librarian. The Resource Centre is open to Society members and the public Monday to Friday (10am – 12 noon) (excluding public holidays) and at other times by appointment.

It is located in the Wynnum Community Centre, Room 1.08, 105 Florence Street, Wynnum (just inside the front doors of the old Wynnum Central State School building).

Some of the Society’s holdings include:

Microfiche Years Microfilm Years
Aldine history of Queensland 1988 Wynnum Herald newspaper 12-Jan-1946 – 12-July-1967
Births Deaths & Marriages in Queensland

Pioneer Index

Federation Index

1829 – 1889

1890 – 1914

Queensland State Electoral Rolls 1860 – 1910
Commonwealth Electoral Roll

Wynnum Manly



1903 – 1989

1903 – 1982

Peter Spicer’s Moreton Bay Diaries 1828 – 1949
Queensland Post Office Directories 1868 – 1949
Queensland Government Gazette 1859 – 1869
Queensland Land Records 1856 – 1859
St Helena Diary 1897 – 1910

There are however many other resources and photographs which are available to people researching the Wynnum / Manly / Lota area and its environs.

Under the guidance of the librarian, volunteers from the Society undertake many projects including transcription and indexing of records. Limited research can be carried out upon request.

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Communications in the 50s – Tom ... @ Ambulance Museum Auditorum
Communications in the 50s – Tom ... @ Ambulance Museum Auditorum
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us this month as we hear Tom Clifford from the Telstra Museum discuss communications as they were in the 1950s. Everyone is welcome to attend.
all-day Brisbane River cruise to Bremer ...
Brisbane River cruise to Bremer ...
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
Join us on a Brisbane River cruise up to the Bremer River.  This cruise is only offered a couple times of year due to tidal restrictions.  Morning tea and lunch are provided on board. The[...]
7:30 pm Rogues, rascals and the occasion... @ Wynnum Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Rogues, rascals and the occasion... @ Wynnum Ambulance Museum Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Our wonderful Brisbane City Council local history librarian, Kate Harbison, is going to be amusing us with stories of rogues, rascals and the occasional saints.

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