There are millions of stories in the vast amount of records held at Queensland State Archives. Manager of Public Access, Niles Elvery, tells an otherwise undiscovered story of tragedy and frustrated heroism, all from an innocuous-looking 1880s inquest file.
Cardwell inquest File: Would be interested in gathering excerpts from this as I’m particulariliy interested in Qld History in this area. Is this possible?
Hi Daniel, the Cardwell inquest, number 292 of 1880, is for the Freshney family, Charles (Senior), Annie and Charles (Junior) — you can download it for free in our Public Search Room at Runcorn. If you can’t visit us, we can copy the inquest and post it to you for $21.20 (it’s 18 pages long). If you’d like us to do this, fill in an order form: http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/CollectionsDownloads/Documents/IndexOrderForm.pdf
Hope that helps,