Catholic Diocese of Townsville, Queensland

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Catholic Diocese of Townsville, Queensland

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Diocesan Archivist



Dirección (calle)

266-270 Stanley Street, Townsville
Postal address: PO Box 6149, Townsville 4810





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07 4729 1392



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The Diocese of Townsville was established in February 1930 and the Rev Terence McGuire D.D. of Lismore was appointed as the first Bishop of the new diocese. For a detailed timeline of the diocese, see . The timeline is an ongoing research project on the history of the Catholic Church in north Queensland and, from 1930, of the Diocese of Townsville.

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Estructura administrativa

Officer in charge: Diocesan Archivist

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

The Archive holds records regarding the administration of the Diocese since its inception in 1930 and parish records going back to the earlier days when in the Rockhampton Diocese. It holds general material about parishes and some diocesan organisations and agencies. Note that:

  • More recent Baptismal and Confirmation, Marriage and Funeral registers are retained by individual parishes.
  • Religious orders generally tend to maintain their own archives.
  • The Catholic Education Office holds some archival records relating to Catholic schools in the diocese.



  • Official records of the Diocese (Ingham to Bowen and west to Mt. Isa)
  • Historical records from Diocesan parishes (baptism, marriage, confirmation and death registers), schools (enrolment books, news letters etc), people and Diocesan organisations
  • The Catholic News, 1935-1973
  • Library of old books
  • Photograph collection
  • Artifacts and museum items.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

While a considerable amount of cataloguing has been completed there is still a large volume to be catalogued appropriately.

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Horario de apertura

Contact the Diocesan Archivist.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos


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Servicios para la investigación

Any enquiries regarding information from the Archives should be submitted in writing and any reasonable requests will be considered within the constraints of time and privacy requirements. You can use the email enquiry form on the website.

Servicios de reproducción

A small fee may be charged to locate and issue copies of records from the Archives.

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Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Religión (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

266-270 Stanley Street, Townsville Postal address: PO Box 6149, Townsville 4810
Townsville, Queensland 4810