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Agency ID1489
TitleOffice of Agent-General for Queensland, London
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 9/10/1860
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Promotion of Queensland products, tourism, interests etc. in United Kingdom

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Series IDTitleFromTo
1240Standard Contract for Transport of Immigrants 9/10/1860 1/1/1890
10742Letterbooks 30/12/1870 30/9/1915
1242Films of Queensland Landscape and Culture 1/1/1929 31/12/1970
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 9/10/1860 1/4/1886
112Chief Secretary's Department 1/4/1886 24/4/1919
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 7/7/1898
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 24/4/1919 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 7/12/1989
397Department of the Premier, Economic and Trade Development 7/12/1989 22/2/1996
250Department of Economic Development and Trade 22/2/1996 29/6/1998
8651Department of State Development 29/6/1998 12/2/2004
10723Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation 12/2/2004 13/9/2006
10888Department of State Development (II) 13/9/2006 15/1/2007
15Department of the Premier and Cabinet 15/1/2007 13/9/2007
10586Department of Transport (III) 13/9/2007 26/3/2009
11170Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation 26/3/2009 3/4/2012
11652Queensland Treasury 16/2/2015 Current
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Blue Book 1861, p31
Votes & Proceedings, Queensland Session of 1866, p. 1082
Votes & Proceedings, Queensland 1st Session of 1868, p. 361
Queensland Government Blue Book 1890, p18
Agent-General for Queensland Act 1975
Trade Queensland Offices, "Europe Office - London", viewed 1 Oct 2007,
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered The Immigration Acts 1860-1882
Agent-General for Queensland Act 1975
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From 9 Oct 1860 an office of the Emigration Commissioner for Queensland in London was established reporting to the Colonial Secretary. On 10 Sep 1864 the name was changed to Agent-General for Emigration to Queensland.

The office of Agent-General was cancelled from 31 Dec 1866 to 1 Oct 1869 as there was no money to pay for assisted immigration; however, the Queensland Government Emigration Office in London was retained to deal with migrants able to pay their own passages.

In January 1890 the name was changed from Agent-General for Emigration to Agent-General for Queensland. From 22 Jun 1876 the name was commonly abbreviated to Agent-General, London. The current title of the head of the Europe Office (in London) of the Queensland Government Trade and Investment Office is Commissioner and Agent General.

The "Agent-General for Queensland Act 1975", Section 6, Subsection 2 describes the functions of the Agent-General as including:
(a) promotion of the sale of primary products of Queensland
(b) promotion of the sale of the products of secondary industries of Queensland and the establishment of new secondary industries in Queensland
(c) fostering of commercial relations between Queensland and the United Kingdom, Europe and the European Economic Community
(d) dissemination of knowledge of and the encouragement of interest in Queensland
(e) promotion within the United Kingdom of migration to Queensland
(f) promotion of tourism in Queensland with a view to attracting tourists to Queensland
(g) co-operation with Agents-General of other states of the Commonwealth and with the High Commissioner of the Commonwealth
(h) carrying out any direction of the Governor in Council in relation to any of the functions referred to in the foregoing provisions of this subsection or in relation to any other matter affecting the representation of Queensland in the United Kingdom.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1489, Office of Agent-General for Queensland, London
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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