Do you have Queensland ancestry?

Founded in 1868, Ravenswood is located about 120 kilometres southwest of Townsville. It was discovered following the discovery of gold, and was an extremely prosperous gold mining centre with a population of up to 5000. The Hotels and Publicans Index published by QFHS shows more than 50 hotels in the 1870s. Today it's almost a ghost-town, though it still has many reminders of the past - mullock heaps, tall chimneys, discarded machinery and the cemetery.

Headstones remaining in the cemetery in November 2003 were transcribed; recording details of former residents from 1872 to recent times, with 2001 the date of the most recent burial recorded. This is a great genealogy tool for anyone with ancestors from the area, and who is building a family tree or exploring their family history.

You might also find your ancestors in our extensive Census, Land & Survey Records