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Agency ID108
TitleLands And Works Department
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 2/4/1862
End Date 7/8/1866
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for Crown land management, and public works

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
13758Indexes to Letterbooks - Lands Matters N/A N/A
17675Plan of Fortitude Valley N/A N/A
1215Real Property Dealings 21/9/1842 7/8/1866
9736Newspaper Cutting Books 1/1/1860 7/8/1866
177Photograph Albums - Early Queensland 1/1/1862 7/8/1866
47Triplicate Deeds of Grant - Land Purchase A Registers 1/1/1862 31/12/1866
46Triplicate Deeds of Grant - Town Lot B Registers 1/1/1862 31/12/1866
17690Architectural Drawings of Public Buildings 2/1/1862 7/8/1866
13756Registers of Letters Received [Land and Works Department] 1/4/1862 7/8/1866
13755Indexes to Letters Received [Land and Works Department] 1/4/1862 31/8/1866
12649Register of Letters Received 2/4/1862 27/2/1863
12681Votes of Expenditure for Public Works 2/4/1862 31/12/1864
12651Cash Book 2/4/1862 29/5/1865
19806Architectural and Engineering Drawings of Public Buildings 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
1162Architectural Drawings of Public Buildings 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
12726Cash Book [Colonial Architect] 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
13757Correspondence Received [Land and Works Department] 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
19866Drawings of Restored and Redeveloped Buildings and Sites 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
20987Honour Board (Public Works) 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
6906Index - Detail Ledger No. 2, Buildings [Public Works Department] 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
19807Index cards to drawings of public buildings 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
13920Index to Lessees of Runs 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
12734Letterbooks [Colonial Architect/Government Architect] 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
12735Miscellaneous Correspondence - Public Buildings [Colonial Architect] 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
20988Photographs of Chief Executives (Public Works) 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
5425Photographs of Government Buildings 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
10373Registers of Land Purchase Deeds under Pre-Emptive Right 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
10394Registers of Lands Alienated 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
13922Registers of Run Lessees 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
17970Road Case Files 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
14026Sales of Crown Land and Special Leases 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
18005Special Lease Files 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
17972Special Purchase Files 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
20937Miscellaneous Legal papers 2/4/1862 7/8/1886
6395Executive Council Submissions and Minutes - Public Works Department 3/4/1862 7/8/1866
13762Letterbooks - Lands Matters 3/4/1862 3/5/1867
10366Register of Sales in Agricultural Reserves 9/4/1862 23/9/1863
10397Indexes to Land Purchases 9/4/1862 7/8/1866
10362Registers of Errors in Deeds 9/4/1862 7/8/1866
10363Registers of Special Grants 9/4/1862 7/8/1866
5271Letterbook Relating to Public Works 29/4/1862 8/1/1864
13760Indexes to Letterbooks - Works Matters 15/5/1862 7/8/1866
13761Letterbooks - Works Matters 15/5/1862 7/8/1866
12661Letterbook of the Engineer of Roads, Rockhampton 29/8/1862 7/8/1866
12656Ledgers of Expenditure 1/9/1862 7/8/1866
1189Personnel Files 2/9/1862 7/8/1866
12669Cash Books 15/9/1862 7/8/1866
8566Subject Batch Files 10/5/1863 7/8/1866
14074Selection Files 26/9/1863 7/8/1866
12678Registers of Letters Received 23/10/1863 7/8/1866
12677Ledger of Expenditure, Brisbane District. 1/1/1864 31/8/1865
6896Colonial Architect Ledger 1/1/1864 7/8/1866
12676Ledger 1/1/1864 7/8/1866
12680Ledgers of Expenditure 1/1/1864 7/8/1866
6898Voucher Book [Public Works Department] 1/1/1864 7/8/1866
6899Loan Expenditure Ledger 1/1/1865 7/8/1866
20694Staff Register 1/1/1865 7/8/1866
10367Register of Land Orders 25/1/1865 7/8/1866
12652Cash Journal 1/11/1865 7/8/1866
12721Cash Journal [Colonial Architect] 1/11/1865 7/8/1866
12655Cash Journals 1/11/1865 7/8/1866
14066Town Common Files 27/4/1866 7/8/1866
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Controlling Agencies

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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
728Crown Lands Office 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
264Surveyor General's Department 2/4/1862 7/8/1866
2730Commissioner for Railways 30/9/1863 7/8/1866
366Railway Department 30/9/1863 7/8/1866
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1862, Vol III, No. 5, p. 21
Queensland Government Gazette 1862, Vol III, No. 24, p. 141
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary 1862, Vol. III, No. 29, pp.163, 164
Queensland Government Gazette 1862, Vol. III, No. 32, p. 175
Queensland Government Gazette Extraordinary 1866, Vol. VII, No. 91, pp.753, 754
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1867, Report of the Colonial Architect to the Under Secretary for Public Works, First Session, p. 211
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1866, Report of the Colonial Architect to the Under Secretary for Lands and Works, p. 1583.
Queensland Blue Book 1861, pp 24 - 31
Queensland Blue Book 1862, pp 34 - 37
Queensland Blue Book 1864, pp 42 - 46
Queensland Blue Book 1865, pp 46 - 50
Statistical Register of Queensland, 1865, p.46
Queensland Votes and Proceedings 1862, Estimates of Expenditure - Department of Lands and Works, pp. 301-305
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Legislation

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Description
ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS:
The Lands and Works Department was established on 2 Apr 1862 to take responsibility for some of the functions and departments administered by the Colonial Secretary's Office.

The Secretary for Lands and Public Works was made responsible for the functions relating to the survey, sale, occupation and management of Crown Lands; reserves for recreation and other public purposes; roads; bridges; tramways and other means of internal communication; improvement of river navigation; ports and harbours; the building and repair of wharves; works of defence, and public buildings.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
On 8 Apr 1862 an Under Secretary of Lands and Works was appointed to head the Secretary's Office. The Secretary for Lands and Works was responsible for the supervision and control of the subordinate departments of: The Surveyor-General and Chief Commissioner of Crown Lands; The Colonial Architect; The Engineer of Roads; and the Director of the Botanical Gardens. On 30 Sep 1863 supervision of the Commissioner of Railways was added to his responsibilities.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Secretary for Lands and Works 2 Apr 1862 - 7 Aug 1866

ABOLITION:
On 7 August 1866, the Lands and Works Department was divided into the Lands Department and the Public Works Department.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID108, Lands And Works Department
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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