Queensland Miner's Rights and Business Licences 1870-1884
This database indexes the lists of Goldfields Miners Rights, Business Licences, etc. which appeared in the Queensland Government Gazette between August 1870 and November 1884 (after this they appear not to be listed in the Gazette). It includes the name, licence number, type of licence (miners or business), goldfield, date and page number in the relevant Queensland Government Gazette. The database has 42,474 entries including many women.
Though many evident errors occur in both the names and licence numbers in the published lists, the entries have been indexed exactly as they appear. It would be wise to check back to the original lists as sometimes the sequence of numbers will indicate a recording error in the licence number and suggest the correct number.
Many surnames occur with a variety of spellings.
Queensland Family History Society Inc. aims to promote the study of family, and local history, genealogy, and heraldry, and to encourage the collection and preservation of records relating to the history of Queensland families. www.qfhs.org.au