Brisbane Hospital patient index, 1887-1902
Were any of your ancestors potentially admitted to Brisbane Hospital?
Unfortunately, very few records of Brisbane Hospital patients have survived - making these particular records all the more special. This digitised index covers four sources that have biographical data for more than two thousand men, women and children. Some of the patients lived in other parts of Queensland, including the far north and west of the State - so don't presume your ancestors won't be there if they didn't live around Brisbane itself!
"What information will I find in this index?"
- Full names
- Notes (these are included for some entries, to aid identification if part of the name was missing or illegible, or to point to confirmed or suspected spelling variants, aliases, adopted name / birth name, etc.)
- Qld State Archives previous system ID
- Number in register
Sources indexed (held at Queensland State Archives):
- Brisbane Hospital: admission register, 1 Jan 1887-16 Mar 1887[/b] [Qld State Archives: previous system ID SRS163/1/1; item ID 435497]. Details given usually include name; date admitted; age; birthplace; occupation; religion; ship of arrival; how long in colony; last residence; marital status; place of marriage, at what age, and name of spouse; names and ages of children living; number and sex of children deceased; father's name and occupation; father's present residence if living (or 'father dead'); mother's maiden name; disease or reason for admission; date of discharge or date and cause of death; and often the name and address of relatives or friends, or remarks such as 'two brothers on the goldfields'.
- Brisbane Hospital: patient charts, 8 Jan 1900-10 May 1900[/b] [Qld State Archives: previous system ID A/50648; item ID 298280]. This includes some patients admitted during 1899. The charts usually give name; age; religion; birthplace; occupation; marital status; how long in the colony; last residence; dates of admission and discharge; disease; and notes made by nursing staff.
- Brisbane Hospital: case book, 1 Jan 1901-14 Feb 1901[/b] [Qld State Archives: previous system ID A/50660; item ID 298292]. Details given usually include name; date and time admitted; age; birthplace; occupation (or husband's occupation); religion; ship of arrival; how long in each Australian State; last residence; if there less than 3 months, previous residence; marital status; place of marriage, at what age, and name of spouse; names and ages of children living; number and sex of children deceased; father's name and occupation; father's present residence if living (or 'father dead'); mother's maiden name; details of employment, wages, other sources of income, other wage earners in the family, property, and membership of clubs or benefit societies (or if the patient was a child, the father's employment details etc. may be given); name/address of nearest relatives or friends, and how to contact them; disease or reason for admission; date of discharge, or date and cause of death; and if previously admitted, the diagnosis on that occasion.
- Brisbane Hospital: case book, 26 Sep 1902-15 Nov 1902[/b] [Qld State Archives: previous system ID A/50661; item ID 298293]. This gives the same details as the register for 1901 described above.
1. In some entries, handwriting was difficult to read and indexing errors may have occurred. To search this index on findmypast, tick the boxes to include variants of last names and first names.
2. Some register entries are more detailed and/or more accurate than others. If there is more than one entry for a name, the same person may be mentioned more than once, or there may have been several people with the same name. The only way to find out is to inspect the original records at Queensland State Archives.
These records are a wonderful genealogy resource, and an essential search for anyone with Queensland ancestry and who is researching their family history or building a family tree.
Obtaining copies of original records:
If you cannot personally inspect the original records at Queensland State Archives, Judy Webster will (for a fee) obtain copies. Details of the copying service are on judywebster.com.au