Discover your Australian ancestry with these hospital records from Brisbane, Croydon, Wallangarra, MacKay and Dalby. You will find death registers, hospital admissions, quarantine records and lists of consumptive patients. These records are a wonderful genealogy resource, and an essential search for anyone with Queensland ancestry.
Within the results, you will find a transcript of the vital details found in the original record. The detail in each record can vary depending on the nature of the document. You may find a combination of the following facts:
You can order copies of the original records from the Queensland State Archive (https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives/request-form).
The Queensland, Hospital Registers is a compilation of various registers from hospitals across Queensland including Brisbane, Croydon, Dalby, Mackay, and Wallagarra. The registers have been made available by the Queensland State Archives and some records have been transcribed by Judy Webster. The records include registers of patients diagnosed with consumption, admission and discharge registers, and quarantine records. Below you can discover more about each set of records, organised by location.
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.
During the outbreak of pneumonic influenza in 1918-1919, strict health regulations were enforced to prevent the spread of this highly infectious disease. Border camps were established to keep all people entering Queensland in quarantine for a period of seven days.
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.
Croydon, located in north Queensland, was declared a goldfield in 1886. Within a year, its population had soared to over 6,000. Many people have ancestors who made the area their home, sometimes only for brief expeditions in search of gold. The Croydon Hospital records provide a wonderful way of discovering your ancestors that settled in the area during this time.
During the early years, 70% of those admitted to Croydon Hospital were born in Britain or Ireland, and about 15% were born in Australia's southern states (especially the Victorian goldfields). The admission registers give biographical data for more than four thousand men, women and children admitted to Croydon Hospital between 25 March 1888 and 4 April 1925. However, no registers survive for 7 December 1893 to 6 March 1894, or 6 April 1906 to 5 August 1907.
You can search an index of the admission and discharge records of consumption patients at Roma sanatorium and the Jubilee Sanatorium in Dalby. The records were created by the Home Secretary’s Office between 1897 and 1902.
These records are lists of the names of patients who were admitted in the Mackay District Hospital, later known as the Mackay Base Hospital, for the period 1891 to 1908. Information found in the registers includes the patient’s age, date of admission and Queensland State Archives' catalogue details.
In some entries, the 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.
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.
Any abbreviations that appear – apart from St (street), Rd (road), Sth (south), Nth (north) are abbreviations contained in the original registers.
*In some instances it is believed that an error has occurred in the registers and in these cases, we have entered the information as it appears in the registers and have added (sic). The writing was very bad or faint in some entries.
*Mc and Mac have both been used in several entries; in these cases, we have used the spelling as it appears in the signature.
*Some married women were entered in the register under their maiden name.