Geography & History

Web Sites

A starting point to Explore, Discover and Learn about Geography.
World Fact Book
The World Factbook is an annual publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States. It provides a summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of 270 countries.


Boating maps
Maritime Safety Queensland’s Beacon to Beacon Guides provide navigation maps for selected waterways from the southern Gold Coast to Keppel Bay and Rockhampton. The maps are intended for recreational boating and should be used as a guide for navigation.
Maps of Fire Ant Biosecurity Zones
Queensland State Government website providing Southeast Queensland maps showing fire ant restricted areas.
Flood map information – Ipswich
Flood map information provided by Ipswich City Council including Major Flood Locality Map and Property Specific Flood Report
Fossicking in Queensland
At this Queensland government website access maps for: Central Queensland gemfields, Central gold district, South-eastern Queensland fossicking, North Queensland fossicking, and Western opal fields.
GeoScience Australia – scanned 1:250 000 geology maps of Australia.
Indigenous Language Map
A map from the ABC representing all of the language or tribal or nation groups of Indigenous people of Australia.
Indigenous Language Map of Queensland
A map from the State Library of Qld. with information about indigenous languages from Queensland including dialects, alternate names and AIATSIS codes.
Ipswich City Council property map search
Ipswich property map search – map enquiry tool provided by Ipswich City Council. Search by postcode, place name, address.
Ipswich maps
Ipswich Region Map, Ipswich Central Map, A3 Divisional Map
MinesOnlineMaps Info
Queensland Government website MinesOnline Maps. Access to map data including Native Title, boreholes and resources.
QTopo allows you to explore Queensland’s topography online – a Queensland State Government site. To get started, watch this short tutorial
Queensland State Electoral Map Series
Queensland State Electoral Map Series. Maps for all current state electorates.
Whereis? Online Street Atlas
This site provides point-to-point directions, allows you to view high-quality photos of Australian cities, and search for key points of interest on the map.


By the Bremer: Memories of Ipswich
Ipswich Libraries’ local history website includes an Ipswich timeline, local history and heritage research resources, links to genealogy sites, and a blog.