Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I leave a will bequest to the Society2021-01-20T16:46:30+10:00

Yes, the society is a not-for-profit organisation and depends on the support of individuals to continue its vital work. For details of a will bequest, please contact the secretary.

Do you have historical postal directories?2020-01-14T15:48:11+10:00

Yes we have computer files from the early 1900s to 1938

I have been told that my house was the first farm house in the area? What do you know about it?2017-12-31T11:01:53+10:00

We can sometimes help you with information on the building of homes in the area.

Please contact us for more information.

My relatives are buried in Lutwyche Cemetery – can you tell me where and when their burials were?2017-12-31T11:00:57+10:00

Yes. We hold the burial registers for Lutwyche Cemetary

Do you have school rolls for the schools in the area?2019-09-04T12:11:48+10:00

Yes we do have a hard copy register of pupils at Wooloowin State School from 1914 to more recent times. Indexes of Windsor State School (1916 +) and the Bowen Bridge Road State School (1865-1916) are available on digital files.


What does membership of the society mean for me?2017-12-31T10:59:35+10:00

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.

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?2017-12-31T10:58:47+10:00

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.

We have purchased a house in the area. Can you tell us when it was built?2017-12-31T10:58:07+10:00

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.

Is the Society a museum?2017-12-31T10:57:01+10:00

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

We are a resource centre.

When was the Council Chambers built?2017-12-31T10:56:11+10:00

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

When was Windsor first settled?2017-12-31T10:55:31+10:00

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 are your rooms open?2017-12-31T10:54:44+10:00

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.

What area does the Windsor and Districts Society cover?2017-12-31T10:54:02+10:00

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.

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