Agency Details

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Agency ID1170
TitlePublic Curator Office, Brisbane
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 1/1/1916
End Date 1/1/1979
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for administration of deceased estates, estates of persons in care or disadvantaged, intestacies and insolvencies

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
15202Audit Liquidation Files N/A N/A
7643Committee of Inspection - Liquidation N/A N/A
7642Index (unidentified) N/A N/A
7638Insanity - Register of Securities N/A N/A
7639Insanity and Charitable Institutions - Register of Inmates Estates N/A N/A
9612Suspense In-Letter Registers N/A N/A
9605Diamantina Hospital Registers 1/1/1916 27/12/1916
9607Jubilee Sanatorium Register 1/1/1916 30/12/1916
9640Indexes to Estate Registers 1/1/1916 18/1/1917
9602Intestacy Registers 1/1/1916 2/2/1917
9604Register of Intestate Estates Administered 1/1/1916 25/7/1918
20235Personal papers of managed estates 1/1/1916 25/10/1926
9589Insolvency Registers [relates to Public Curator and Supreme Court files] 1/1/1916 31/10/1928
9619Audit Liquidation Index 1/1/1916 31/12/1928
15201Audit Insolvency Files 1/1/1916 19/4/1966
15200Insolvency Files [Public Curator Office] 1/1/1916 24/10/1969
20333Charitable Institutions Files 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
20334Charitable institutions patient registers 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
19116Converted Wills Card Index - Public Curator/Public Trust Office, Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
19469Indexes to Protective Management Files 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
335Intestacy Files, Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
19115Master Card Index 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
19117Non-Converted Wills Card Index - Public Curator/Public Trust Office, Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
334Protective Management Files - Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
20236Testamentary Trust Files - Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
6047Will Files - Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
18778Deceased Estate Files - Brisbane 12/7/1916 1/1/1979
6431Numerical Indexes to Intestacy Files - Public Curator Office, Brisbane 1/1/1917 5/12/1975
7640Register of Wills - Public Curator Office, Brisbane 15/7/1917 12/11/1917
420Alphabetical Indexes to Intestacy Files 1/1/1919 31/12/1975
20237Testamentary Trust Registers 1/9/1919 1/1/1979
6450Alphabetical Indexes to Wills - Public Curator Office, Brisbane 1/1/1920 5/12/1975
20408Deceased Estate Files - Maryborough 11/6/1922 1/1/1979
20676Deceased Estate Files - Cairns 1/1/1925 1/1/1979
19464Indexes to Protected Person Files (Voluntary) 1/1/1928 1/1/1979
19451Protected Person Files (Voluntary) 1/1/1928 1/1/1979
20335Protective Management Files - Ipswich 1/1/1929 1/1/1977
19580Indexes to Direct Action Files - Brisbane 26/7/1933 31/12/1978
20698Protective Management Files - Toowoomba 2/11/1934 1/1/1979
19538Direct Action Files - Brisbane 12/6/1940 31/12/1978
20687Protective Management Files - Cairns 1/1/1942 1/1/1979
18779Numerical Indexes to Wills - Public Curator Office, Brisbane 4/1/1956 5/12/1975
21013Direct Action files - Mackay 1/1/1964 1/1/1979
20689Direct Action Files - Cairns 1/1/1975 1/1/1979
20374Direct Action Files - Southport 1/1/1975 1/1/1979
18780Numerical Indexes to Deceased Estate Files 1/1/1975 1/1/1979
20688Testamentary Trust Files (Cairns) 26/9/1975 1/1/1979
18781Alphabetical Indexes to Deceased Estate Files 8/12/1975 1/1/1979
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11309Public Curator Office, Ipswich 1/1/1977 1/1/1979
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
631Public Trust Office
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Blue Book 1916, p.107
Public Trustee Act 1978
Queensland Government Gazette 1978, vol. CCLIX, no. 71, p. 1970
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1979 - 1980, p. 1511
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Legislation

Establishing Public Curator Act 1915
Abolishing Public Trustee Act 1978
Administered Public Curator Act 1915
Charitable Institutions Management Act 1887
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The position of Public Curator and the Office were established under "The Public Curator Act of 1915" to take effect from 1 January 1916.

FUNCTIONS:
The chief duty of the Public Curator related to the administration of deceased estates. The Public Curator could be appointed a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, attorney, liquidator, receiver etc of trusts and estates.
The duties of the Public Curator Office also included administration of:
unclaimed assets
liquidations
insolvencies
intestacies
mentally ill, prisoners, persons in charitable institutions and protected persons' estates
legal advice and services for disadvantaged persons and representation for workers' compensation

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Attorney General 1 Jan 1916 - 22 Oct 1919
Minister for Justice 22 Oct 1919 - 7 Apr 1920
Attorney General 7 Apr 1920 - 14 Nov 1957
Minister for Justice and Attorney General 14 Nov 1957 - 1 Jan 1979

ABOLITION:
The "Public Trustee Act 1978" was "an act to change the name and style of the The Public Curator of Queensland to that of The Public Trustee of Queensland", and came into effect from 1 January 1979.

Public Curators: W.A. Douglas (1916-1917); H.D. Brennan (1917-1918); F.W. Mole (1919-1933); R.J.S. Barnett (1933-1944); F.M. Allsop (1944-1947); A. Ford (1947-1962); W.R.A. McAlpine (1962-1974); M. Nolan (1974-1978)
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1170, Public Curator Office, Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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