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 https://www.tsv.catholic.org.au/diocese/diocesan-office/archives-6znxmu/ . 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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Officer in charge: Diocesan Archivist
Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte
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
Artifacts and museum items.
Instruments de recherche, guides et publications
While a considerable amount of cataloguing has been completed there is still a large volume to be catalogued appropriately.
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Contact the Diocesan Archivist.
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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.
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A small fee may be charged to locate and issue copies of records from the Archives.
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Éducation (Thematic area)
Religion (Thematic area)
Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
266-270 Stanley Street, Townsville
Postal address: PO Box 6149, Townsville 4810 Townsville, Queensland 4810