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.


Trove Tips & Tricks

Trove Tips & Tricks (18+)

Learn how to search and use Trove to find historical information and images.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Ipswich Central Library

Book online using our What’s On Calendar of Events or phone (07) 3810 6815.

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

Text Detectives
As at 23 JuneĀ 2016, our ‘Text Detectives’ have corrected 125,333 lines of text on Trove digitised newspapers!