Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

RootsTech Connect this week

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13th February 2021

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Ruth Kerr for her informative presentation on early land records in Queensland with particular reference to the local area. Her in depth research in archives and libraries over many years and her personal knowledge of the area was evident through the wealth of material provided.

For those interested in Land research in Queensland, Ruth has written a series of blog posts published by Queensland State Archives.

Current regional newspapers

Cooroy Rag Noosa Today

Past Local titles in Trove

  • Noosa News is now available in Trove - so far December 1968 - 1974. Watch for updates within Trove.

  • Noosa Advocate (1911-1934) 1 issue in 1913 so far, more to come.

  • Noosa Advocate and Cooroora Advocate (1929-1933); 1932 -1934 now available

Many of the articles in these papers are still in the process of being digitised, so we look forward to their completion in 2021. A great New Year's treat for locals and those interested in the history of the area.

The Local History index now has more than 7500 entries. If you are searching for information about the Noosa Shire, its people and places be sure to visit our index.

Noosa Shire Heritage Walks - Pomona, Cooroy, Tewantin

Local town and locality histories - Cooroy, Kin Kin, Peregian Beach, Pomona, Gympie Terrace, Noosa Heads, Cooran, Tewantin, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach & Castaways Beach

Free access to Family History magazines

Visit our blog to find out how to access these using your local library card


We welcome new volunteers. Please fill in this form to indicate your areas of interest

The Noosa Council assists community and not for profit groups by making funding available to assist with some of the general running costs. The benefit enables the Group to use its fundraising income to plan future projects for its members, visitors and the community. The Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical Group has been awarded a three year Community Alliance Grant for 2019 -2021.
The Group acknowledges and thanks Noosa Council for its support and its commitment to the many groups and community activities within the Council area.