Inverell District Family History Group Inc are presenting a Workshop conducted by Jonathan London, Conservation Manager at MAAS Powerhouse Museum on
How to Care for your Photographic Collection

It will be held on Monday 10th October from 8.45am to 2.30pm at Inverell Shire Library in Campbell Street, Inverell.

Learn how to identify a range of photographic materials, including paper based, negatives and slides and gain practicable experience for their care, handling and storage.

Cost is $45 and includes morning tea and lunch.

Bookings are essential with Kathy on 0400455871.

This is a hands on workshop so participants are welcome to bring along any of their ‘treasures’ they would like advice on.

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Our next General Meeting will be held this coming Saturday 20th May commencing at 2.00pm followed by afternoon tea.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Marquard Family Reunion

There is a Marquard family reunion to be held in Goondiwindi from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2017.
If there are any descendants of the Marquard family in the Inverell district please contact Janine South of Toowoomba.  Janine is particularly interested in finding descendants of George Marquard (Marquill/Markquill).

She can be contacted on:
phone – 07 4636 65000
mobile – 0417 757 240
email –

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Welcome to 2017

A new year is underway and we hope it will bring you more success with your research.  If you aren’t sure where to look next for that missing ancestor or need help in getting started with tracing your family history call into our Research Centre and talk to our friendly volunteers. If you can’t make into the Centre you can always email us with any queries.

Our Centre at 129-135 Otho Street (opposite Centrelink) is open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am till 3.00pm – any other times by appointment only.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist in the Centre so if you are interested in helping people with their research you would be most welcome.  Who knows the knowledge you have whether it be of the area, families, towns, buildings or researching may be of great benefit to someone.  We look forward to seeing you.

Our Group meets the third Saturday in each of the months of February, May, August and November at 2.00pm with a cuppa afterwards.  Everyone is most welcome.


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Christmas Closure


christmas-ballsOur Research Centre will be closing for the Christmas break on Friday 16th December at 3.00pm and will re-open on Monday 16th January 2017 at 10.00am.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year with family and friends.
May 2017 bring good health, happiness and further success in your research.


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christmas-dinner-table-settingMembers, partners and friends are all invited to this year’s Christmas Luncheon.

This will be held at the new Australia Cafe & Arcadia Restaurant on the corner of Otho and Evans Streets on Saturday 26th November.

new-aust-cafe-3new-aust-cafe-1Time:  12.30pm for a 1.00pm start
Cost:   $28 per head.
RSVP by Thursday 24th November.

Come and enjoy a good meal in great new surroundings with friends.

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Open Day

old-prints-1This coming Saturday 17th September we are holding an open day in our Research Centre from 2.00pm.  We have been given many photographs of weddings and family portraits – we invite you to come along and help us with identifying some of these photos.  Who knows you may come across some relatives or an old family friend.

We have also been given boxes of negatives from the Leary Studio (c1950-1954) and Parker Studio (c1954-1960) both of whiphotographerch were located in the Byron Arcade, Inverell.  Does anyone have any information on either of these studios – we would love to hear from you.

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Annual General Meeting

meeeting around tableThe Annual General Meeting for our Group is coming up next Saturday the 20th August commencing at 2.00pm.

We invite everyone to come along and find out how the Group works, what projects we are undertaking and how we may be able to help you with your family research.

Stay on for a cuppa afterwards and get to know our members.

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The Devine Negative Collection

We are fortunate to have been given the Devine Studios Negative Collection for scanning.  This will be a major task and will take some time but with purchase of a new scanner this process is now underway.  Many of the negatives have no date or names on them and it would be of great assistance if anyone can help us identify the people once the negatives are scanned – these are a couple of the ones already scanned.
1.                                           2.                                          3.

DC56 Y1946DC58 Y1946






1. Appears to be two separate photos;
2. Wedding;
3. Appears to be a double of the one girl.

Can anyone help identify these people?  Once the negatives are scanned the photos will be available to view at the Research Centre.


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