Welcome to By the Bremer: Memories of Ipswich

Brisbane St. buildings

Local Stories

Our blog detailing some of the people, places and events of Ipswich’s past.



Newspapers on microfilm, some dating back to the beginning of their publication.

Bell family

Our Families

Start your family history search with our collection, links, and more.


Tidings of Comfort & JoyIpswich remembers: Tag Day 1914
Monday – Friday in November from 11am-4pm
Drop in to our FREE DIY Craft Sessions & make tags, badges or bunting to commemorate Ipswich’s fundraising efforts during the 1st Christmas of WWI
History Circle
10am-11am | last Friday of every month | Ipswich Central Library.
Family History Problems Solved
Tue. 2 Dec. | 10am-11am | Ipswich Central Library
Guest speaker: Lady Mary Teviot – Census Searches Ltd.
FREE event – bring your family history research problems and get tips from a highly regarded expert