Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

17 Emerald St Cooroy

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The Mount Isa Underground Hospital Museum

After the bombing of Darwin in 1942, there was a real fear that Mount Isa with its rich mineral resources would be next. Over a period of 15 weeks, miners drilled, blasted and dug out a series of tunnels into the side of the hill.

Following restoration work by volunteers, the Underground Hospital was opened as a museum in 1999.

On Saturday February 11th at 1pm in the Heritage Centre, guest speaker Margaret Medley will present a detailed background to the restoration of this unique hospital museum which today has become one of Mount Isa’s major tourist attractions.

Courtesy of MyHeritage visitors to our Centre can now search their extensive range of resources. We also have subscriptions to Ancestry and FindmyPast. Come in and let our volunteers help you use these databases. Bring a USB to save records from the databases.

The Laraine Mahoney Memorial Writing Award for 2022 was given to Jordan Garvey at the Cooroy State School year 6 graduation in December. This annual award honours the memory of Laraine Mahoney, a former teacher and member of Cooroy Noosa Genealogy Group. The award, a gift certificate and trophy, is given to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding writing skills throughout the year. It is jointly funded by our group and Cooroy book clubs to which Laraine belonged.

Grateful thanks to those businesses who supported our group in 2022

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Useful links from Noosa Library Service

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

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 & Historical Research Group has been awarded a three year Community Alliance Grant for 2022 -2025

The Group acknowledges and thanks Noosa Council for its support and its commitment to the many groups and community activities within the Council area.