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

1:15 pm 1864 Brisbane burning by Sharyn ... @ Wynnum Library
1864 Brisbane burning by Sharyn ... @ Wynnum Library
Jul 15 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Sharyn has recently published a book about the 1864 great fire of Brisbane.  Come along and join us as Sharyn tells us about this event. Afternoon tea is provided.  Entry cost is a gold coin[...]
9:00 am Bus tour to Sandgate
Bus tour to Sandgate
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
We are proposing a bus tour to the Sandgate Historical Museum.  Further details will be available in the near future but if you are interested, please put your name down early to avoid disappointment.  There[...]

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