Colonial Forces Study Group (Qld)

Queensland Military History: 1860-1901

Researching Queensland's Military and Naval history

Reasearching Queensland's citizen defence forces has generally been a difficult task for scholars, family historians, local historical societies, and special interest groups. 

Colonial Forces Study Group (Q) is changing that.

Archival repositories are giving up their secrets as our researchers gather data from around the country. Records such as annual defence reports, gazetted orders and personnel movements, correspondence records of government departments, newspaper accounts, images and plans are all being collated. Members have been undertaking original research, analysing the data, and producing articles, indexes and publications. You can access some of that data on this website.

We will also answer your inquiries relating to colonial defence matters.

Or you could join up and help us discover, understand, and promote the past.