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Deaccessioning and Disposal Procedures

Decisions regarding Deaccessioning will be made by the Acquisitions Sub-Committee and may occur under the following circumstances:

  1. When objects are of no further relevance or use to the purposes of the collection.
  2. When an object is damaged beyond repair.
  3. When the Society has identical objects with identical provenance.
  4. When the objects in question have no provenance or known local connection.
  5. When there is a reasonable request for return from the donors or family.

Disposal may be by:

  1. Return to donor .
  2. Exchange, gift or sale to a similar institution.
  3. Public tender, sale or auction.
  4. Donating or forwarding objects which are not relevant to the Society and its collection.
  5. Destruction or recycling.

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Initially, this Collection Policy will be reviewed in six months by the Management Committee and then reviewed every twelve months and, if need be, altered.

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The Society produces a monthly newsletter that is available to members only either in electronic form (email) or hard copy. A sample copy is attached.

June Newsletter

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 The Society has published the following items (available for sale):





(if applicable)

Peter Cullen

A Brief History of Toowoomba

Toowoomba: THS, 2003



The Society also has the following books available for sale.

Don Talbot

Ghostly Tales of Toowoomba

The author



 Peter Cullen  Sermons in Stone: A Look at Cemetery Symbols  The author  $10.00  $2.50
Max Brightman A History of the Anglican Parish of St Luke Toowoomba (2nd revised edition)

The author



 Max Brightman  Benjamin Glennie: Apostle of the Downs  The author  $5.00  $2.50
Lyn Hodgson

St James' Toowoomba Celebrates 140 Years: A concise pictorial and written history    

St James' Anglican Church     $20         $3.00
Maurice French        Toowoomba: A Sense of History 1840-2008  University of Southern Queensland $40.00      $16.35
Maurice French  The Lamington Enigma: a survey of the evidence  Tabletop Publishing  $35.00 $13.40

Beris Broderick (ed)

The Reminiscences of Joseph Stirling 1840-1928

The author



 Robert Wallis Blinco From Hedgerley to Australia  Blencowe Families Association  $40.00  $15.00
Beris Broderick  Don't Spare the Horses: The Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew James  The Author  $20.00  $3.00

David Roessler

 Toowoomba's House Styles

 Toowoomba City Council



Joan Webster  The Helidon Spa Water Company and the Helidon Spa Park  The author  $30.00  $4.00

The following items are available free of charge from the Society

Toowoomba’s Heritage Treasures 2008, Toowoomba Regional Council, 2008 .Free (postage $2.00)

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Service Fees




Research queries


$10 initially, then by negotiation for more advanced research

Document Photocopying A4

10c per page

25c per page

Document Photocopying A3

20c per page

50c per page

Images Photocopying



Scanning Document/Photograph to customer CD or Memory stick



Scanning from THS CD to customer CD or Memory Stick



*Bulk rates can be negotiated for large or multiple orders.

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Imperial Hotel - 1908
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Russell St Flood - 1926
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Margaret St - 1956
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Early Delivery Van
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Ruthven St - 1908
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Early Bootmaker
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