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Cooktown (Qld) Boys' School, Jan 1885 - May 1889

School admission registers are a valuable source for genealogy research. Names below are from my index to Cooktown Boys' State School admission registers, Jan 1885 to May 1889. Registers for later years also exist. Details given in the original source are date of admission, pupil's name, age, residence (usually a street), religion, parent's occupation, month/year in each class, and month/year of leaving or returning to the school (but in a few cases some information is missing because page edges have crumbled).

Explanation of names below:

  • Date range:  Jan 1885 - May 1889.
  • Scroll through the list. Names may have been spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • Some names are missing because part of the register has not survived.
  • '..' means that some letters were illegible.
  • A question mark means that handwriting is difficult to decipher and the spelling is in doubt.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names such as O'KEEFE.
  • For names below, I can obtain copies of the original records (this link leads to instructions).

List of names

..ON John Tate ?

ADAMS James
ADAMS Thomas
ADKINS Albert
ARMBRUST Archibald
ARMBRUST Henry Coen
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BEARDMORE Fred
BEOR Henry ?
BEOR Richard ?
BIDDEL Edward
BIZZEL George
BLAKENEY Frank C
BOLTON Julius
BOLTON Seymour
BRAND Richard Kenneth
BRAND Robert Scougall
BRENNAN William
BRODZIAK M.. Cecil ?
BRODZIAK Vivian Henry
BURKE John
BURKITT Basil
BURKITT Neville
BYERS John
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CALLAGHAN Frank
CARSON James
CHRISTIAN William
CLARK William
CLARKE Charles
CLARKE George
CLAUSSEN Hans
CLAUSSEN Henry
COCHRANE Fred
CONNELL Lewis
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DALY John
DARCY Thomas
DAVIES .. (publican's child)
DAVIES Ernest
DAVIES Theodore
DEELY James
DICK Jacob
DICK James
DUFFIN James
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EASTWELL G.. ?
EASTWELL Henry
EASTWELL William
EVANS Edward
EVANS Robert
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FRASCHKON Ludwig
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GARD Walter
GARVEY William
GILLIES Alick
GILLIES John
GRANT Joseph
GUY Robert
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HACKETT Francis
HARRIS Charles Couth
HARRIS Ernest Lewis
HARRIS James
HARRIS Wellesby Russell ?
HARRIS William Jos
HARTLEY Harold
HARTLEY Robert
HITCHCOCK Victor
HOBART Robert
HODEL Joseph
HOLLAND John
HOLLOWAY Henry
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INGLEBY John
INGLEBY Thomas
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JACKSON Arthur
JACKSON Charles
JANSSON John Thomas
JONES Alfred
JONES Fredric
JULIAN Frederick
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KIDNER John
KIDNER William
KOOTOOFA George ? (or KOSTOOFA ?)
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LANE Augustine
LAUDER Henry
LOVELOCK George
LUCAS James
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McALPIN Archibald
McKEE Gilbert
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MATTHISON Robert
MELDRUM Alfred
MILLAR Isaac Butt
MILLS Hector Edgar
MITCHELL James
MORETON George
MORGAN James
MURRAY Fred J
MURRAY Henry B
MURRAY Robert E J
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NEWMAN Henry
NISBET John W
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OKEEFE David
OKEEFE Joseph
OLIVE Edward
ONEILL Patrick
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PAASH Hans
PALMER Cicero
PALMER Harold
PALMER Horace
PATCHING Harry
PEIRCE Frederic
PRICE Harry
PRYDE Victor Campbell
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RICHTER William
ROBERTS George
ROBERTS Richard
ROBERTSON John N M ?
ROBERTSON William M
ROPER Thomas
ROSSLER Frank
RUDD William Thomas
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SAINT CLAIR Richard
SAVAGE William
SAXBY George
SEAGREN Endeavour
SHAMBROOK Arthur
SHAN..Y James ?
SHIELDS William
SHIPLEY David
SHIPLEY Francis K
SIKKEMA Robert
SODEN Norman
SODEN Robert Henry
SOUTHRON Herbert
SOUTHRON Walter
ST CLAIR (see SAINT CLAIR)
STANDEN Charles
STEPHENS James
SULLIVAN Arthur
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THOMPSON Charles
THORBURN .. (age 7)
THORBURN .. (age 9)
THORBURN Arthur
TILL William
TRENAM John
TUCKER B.. ?
TUCKER William
TUCKER William (2nd entry)
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URE Thomas
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WATSON Otto ?
WHITE John
WHOLOHAN Martin
WIENERT John
WILLIAMS Albert
WILLIAMS Albert
WILLIAMS Arthur
WILLIAMS George
WILLIAMS Joseph
WILTSHIRE Dudley
WING George
WOOD Rob.. ?
WOOD Thomas
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Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away).

Genealogy is my business (not just a hobby), so I charge fees for my time, regardless of the result. I've spent over 35 years learning about (and indexing) original records, and it takes time/money to consult my index, travel to a record office in Brisbane, find the relevant bundle/volume and file/page, and send you the results.

Option 1:  If you want a digital image of the original document (sent via the Internet), my fee is $13 (total) for up to ten names from the list above. If you need traditional paper photocopies, or digital images posted on a USB thumb drive or a CD, extra fees apply (see Delivery Options). See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).

Option 2:  I will (for a fee of $2 for one SURNAME plus $1 per additional SURNAME) provide source references (the record office, and its location number for the source) so you can do the work yourself. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).




Other Suggestions

Cooktown Hospital admission registers (indexed).

Residents of Cooktown in 1874 (index to a petition with their signatures).

Cooktown burials and headstones (published book).

Queensland School Pupils Index

My other genealogy sites have additional advice and names.

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