Harry Gentle Resource Centre Biography Submission

please submit your
ancestry to the harry
gentle resource
centre here.

We invite you to submit your own ancestral biographies pertaining to Queensland prior to 1859. Our aim is to document the lives and experiences of people who have not been the subject of historical investigation in order to collate an inventory of the diversity of people and claims on country in the early colonial period. Please complete this form with as much information as possible. Once we have received your biography one of our researchers will check and archive the details. Your submission of this form is taken as consent to publish the information on our website.


How to submit a biography:


Use the online form below or download and complete the Biography Template Word document and email it to [email protected]


When completing the form below please do not copy and paste direct from Microsoft Word as this may cause errors in the form submission. We recommend to copy and paste from Notepad or Simple text.


Always keep a copy of your submission information.


If you have any problems with your submission please send us the material directly to [email protected]

Thank You For Your BIOGRAPHY SUBMISSION. One of our
research team will be in Contact shortly.

If you do not hear from us within the next two weeks, please contact us at [email protected]

Your details

Please add your details so we may contact you if required.

Ancestor’s name

Please add your ancestor’s name. We require their first and last name as a minimum.

Ancestor’s details

Please add as many details as possible.

Ancestor’s spouse

You can add additional spouses by clicking the “Add another spouse” button.

Ancestor’s occupation

Please add one occupation per field. You can add additional occupations by clicking the “Add another occupation” button.

Ancestor’s story

Please add as much information as possible.

Archival resources

If you know of any archival resources please add the information here.


Please add any known links to any relevant books


Please add any known links to any relevant journals


Please add any known links to any relevant newspaper articles. If you have the newspaper articles in a scrapbook please let us know.

Online resources

Please add any known links to any relevant online resources

Papers and pamphlets

Please add any known links to any relevant papers


Please upload any images which are relevant. Please note images must be in JPG format and be as large as possible, but no larger than 2MB per image. If you only have hard copy images please contact us to arrange sending these to us.
Selecting a new file will replace the existing file.

By submitting this material for publication on the Harry Gentle website you agree to at least one of the following:

a) You own the copyright in being the creator of the material; or
b) The material is no longer in copyright (ie the material was first published when the creator was alive, and the creator has been dead for more than 70 years): or
c) Your ancestor or deceased relative created the material (and did not hand over the copyright to a publisher) and you and the family are happy for it to be submitted; or
d) The material has never been published, and the descendant family of the creator agree that the material may be published on this website; or
e) You have permission from the copyright owner for the material to be submitted; or
f) You are not sending us the material but simply telling us where the material is (for example in an archive or by providing a link to the material).

If none of these apply or you need help understanding copyright, contact Griffith’s Information Policy Officer.

You also agree that the material: is genuine; and does not infringe any intellectual property rights of others; and is not otherwise unlawful; and is unlikely to offend others.

You also understand that the publication of any material you submit to us will be at the sole discretion of the Harry Gentle Resource Centre.

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