Frequently Asked Questions

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What area does the Windsor and Districts Society cover?

In the east, as far as Bonney Avenue, in the north to Kedron Brook, in the south to Gregory Terrace and west to Enoggera Road.

When are your rooms open?

We are open on Sundays and Mondays from 1 to 4 pm. However, if you have a special interest group or are planning a family reunion we are happy to arrange an opening at a time which is mutually suitable.

When was Windsor first settled?

We believe that there were settlers here in the early 1850’s. While we know the names and histories of several, we do not know them all.

When was the Council Chambers built?

1897. You can read this information on the plaque inside the southern portico.

Is the Society a museum?

While we hold some interesting pieces from the early days we are not, technically, a museum. We are a resource centre.

We have purchased a house in the area. Can you tell us when it was built?

We are able to date some houses in the area quite accurately, with others it can only be approximate. We hold many title deeds, estate maps and auction sales of estates, sewerage maps and photographs. All of these resources can assist in dating a property.

My family settled in the area when they came here as immigrants. Do you have any information which can help with our family history research?

We have many resources specifically related to people who have lived in the area. We certainly do not have all but you could find some information in our postal directories or electoral rolls.

What does membership of the society mean for me?

We are a not for profit group and your membership is vital to help support the Society. You receive four newsletters a year and these provide interesting items along with keeping you abreast of the Society’s activities. Our membership form can be found here.

Do you have school rolls for the schools in the area?

Yes we do have a Register of pupils at Wooloowin State School from 1914 to more recent times.

My relatives are buried in Lutwyche Cemetery – can you tell me where and when their burials were?

Yes. We hold the burial registers for Lutwyche Cemetary.

I have been told that my house was the first farm house in the area? What do you know about it?

We can sometimes help you with information on the building of homes in the area. Please contact us for more information.

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