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.


History Circle

10.00am-11.00am | last Friday of every month (February – November) | Ipswich Central Library

Text Detectives
As at 19 October 2016, our ‘Text Detectives’ have corrected 136,424 lines of text on Trove digitised newspapers!