New Book Releases

We are proud to announce the release of four new Immigrant Shipping books to commemorate their arrival in Maryborough 140 years ago:

Western Monarch 1882
  • Scottish Admiral 1882
  • Scottish Wizard 1882
  • Silver Eagle 1880 & 1882 (pictured)
  • Western Monarch 1882

If you would like to purchase a copy of any of these books then please email us.

140th Anniversary of Immigrant Ships

2023 marks the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the following immigrant ships in Maryborough:

140th Anniversary
  • Shenir – Arrived 2 January 1883
  • Earl Granville – Arrived 18 April 1883
  • Maulesden – Arrived 11 May 1883
  • Kapunda – Arrived 19 July 1883

We would like to make contact with any descendants of the passengers on these ships and are hoping to gather stories of the families of these passengers. The stories will be included in a book about the ship and its passengers.

Please email us if your ancestors were on the 1883 voyage of any of the above ships, download the passenger lists: "Earl Granville 1883 Passenger List", "Kapunda 1883 Passenger List", "Maulesden 1883 Passenger List", "Shenir 1883 Passenger List".

Queensland's favourite history resource centre

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute holds one of the largest collections of geneaology records in Queensland. The Institute is situated on the corner of Wharf Street and Richmond Street.

All Donations to MFHI Library Fund - $2.00 and over are tax deductible.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm. CONTACT US by telephone on (07) 4123 1620. Email:

Do you need help?

Looking for your ancestors? Let the friendly volunteers at the Maryborough Family Heritage Institute help you today.

Dedicated researchers

Maryborough Family Heritage Institute has an extensive amount of research material available. More than 20,000 immigrants came into Queensland through Maryborough and we have the passenger lists.

We also hold passenger lists of immigrants for the other States of Australia.

  • we also hold Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and the Pioneer Indexes for most states of Australia
  • St. Catherine's BDM Indexes for England and Wales
  • the LDS worldwide records
  • extensive cemetery records

LDS microfilms and Microfiche can now be ordered and read at the Institute.

Research can be done in person, by mail or email. Contact us for charges.