Electoral rolls are the nearest record Australians have to census listings and hence are extremely important to local, social and family historians. This collection provides information on 227115 electors in Queensland who were registered to vote on the Commonwealth Roll of 1903. The information recorded includes the person’s name, gender, title, place of living, occupation, division and subdivision and roll number.
Compulsory enrolment was introduced for all federal rolls from 1911, so the 1903 roll should reflect the adult population (over 21 years) excluding the foreign and indigenous population. Voting in Federal elections was compulsory from 1925.