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Queensland, Australia, Electoral Rolls 1949

755,618 records
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 756,118 electors in Queensland who were registered to vote on the Commonwealth Roll of 1949. The information recorded includes the person’s name, gender, title, place of living, occupation, division and subdivision and roll number.

A redistribution of Queensland electorates occurred in 1949 - Bowman, Dawson, Fisher, Leichhardt, MacPherson, Oxley, Petrie and Ryan divisions were created.

Compulsory enrolment was introduced for all federal rolls from 1911, so the 1949 roll should reflect the adult population (over 21 years) excluding the foreign and indigenous population. Voting in Federal elections was compulsory from 1925.

Queensland Family History Society Inc. aims to promote the study of family, and local history, genealogy, and heraldry, and to encourage the collection and preservation of records relating to the history of Queensland families. www.qfhs.org.au

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