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Agency ID10745
TitlePolice Inspector's Office, Cairns
Agency TypeRegional or District Office
Start Date Circa 1/7/1877
End Date 25/11/1878
Date Notes1 Jul 1877 - 25 Nov 1878; 1896 -

Administered Police Stations and responsible for the general preservation of the peace within the District.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
14883Letterbooks 24/12/1877 25/11/1878
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1521Police Department, Police Service Commissioner's Office 1/7/1877 25/11/1878
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
1550Police Station, CairnsPolice Station
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Police Department, Police Staff Files, AF2208, 13 Sep 1882 - 15 May 1895; QSA: A/40294
Police Inspector's Office, Cairns and Port Douglas, Letterbook, 7 Apr 1878 - 7 Mar 1883; QSA: POL12M/G2
Queensland Government Gazette, 1864, Vol. V. No. 24, pp. 185 - 190
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1878, Vol. 1, p.494
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1879, Vol. 1, p. 751
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1890, Vol. 1, p. 978
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1891, Vol. 1, p. 108
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1897, Vol. II, p. 17

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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Police Act 1863
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From approximately 1 July 1877, a Police Inspector, Second Class, was stationed at the Police Station, Cairns. By 25 November 1878, however, the Inspector's Office had moved to Port Douglas, remaining there until 1890. In the period 1890 - 1895, the headquarters of the Cook District Inspector, First Class, was Cooktown, but in 1896 the Cairns District was established, and an Inspector re-appointed at Cairns.

A district Inspector performed administrative duties, supervising the work of officers at Police Stations, as well as having overall responsibility, in accordance with the 1864 Rules, for the prevention of crime, detection of criminals, and the general preservation of the peace within the district.

District Inspectors reported directly to the Commissioner of Police.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10745, Police Inspector's Office, Cairns
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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