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Agency ID18
TitleLands Department
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 7/8/1866
End Date 26/2/1996
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for administration of land including land sales, titles and leases, surveying and mapping

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
10328Alan Fletcher Research Station Files N/A N/A
13919Alphabetical Register of Pastoral Holdings N/A N/A
13957Alphabetical Register of Runs N/A N/A
14035Batch Files Relating to Land for Soldier Settlement N/A N/A
17568Card Index to Cemetery Reserve Files N/A N/A
17569Card Index to Common Reserve Files N/A N/A
17565Card Index to Constructing Authorities N/A N/A
17559Card Index to Finalised Public Works Land Resumptions (PWLR) Files N/A N/A
17563Card Index to Owners N/A N/A
17558Card Index to Resumptions N/A N/A
266Card Index to Triplicate Deeds of Grant [alphabetical by Surname] N/A N/A
265Card Index to Triplicate Deeds of Grants [chronological] N/A N/A
14025Cards for Auction Sales N/A N/A
14032Cards for Dead Auction Perpetual Leases N/A N/A
14029Cards for Perpetual Town and Country Leases N/A N/A
8060Cases Determined under the Crown Lands Act of Queensland N/A N/A
13861Cash Book N/A N/A
13866Cash Books N/A N/A
13867Cash Books N/A N/A
13893Cash Books N/A N/A
13906Cash Books N/A N/A
13917Cash Books, Collection Account N/A N/A
13862Cash Journal N/A N/A
13865Cash Journal N/A N/A
13863Cash Journals N/A N/A
13864Cash Journals N/A N/A
13824Chronological Register of Special Leases Arranged According to Month of Expiry N/A N/A
13999Conditional Purchases in the Various Land Agents' Districts N/A N/A
17089Consideration Books N/A N/A
14022Correspondence Batches - Crown Lands Act, 1884 N/A N/A
8072Correspondence Index N/A N/A
8067Defence Data for Commonwealth Defence N/A N/A
14017Duplicate Forms of Perpetual Town, Country and Suburban Leases N/A N/A
13895Files Relating to Agricultural and Grazing Areas under the Crown Lands Act of 1884 N/A N/A
14048Files Relating to Boundaries of Land Agents Districts N/A N/A
14044Files Relating to District Office Personnel, Buildings, Etc N/A N/A
14018Gazette Lists of Land Sales by Auction N/A N/A
13894General Letterbooks N/A N/A
13981Half-Yearly Returns of Land Selected N/A N/A
14076Half-Yearly Returns of Land Selected N/A N/A
10392Index Books to Requisitions for Deed of Grant N/A N/A
13915Index to Various Register of Runs N/A N/A
13901Indexes to General Letterbooks N/A N/A
13869Indexes to Ledgers N/A N/A
14006Indexes to Voucher Books N/A N/A
13980Land Selections - Register of Notices for Conversion of Tenure N/A N/A
13902Letterbook of B/C's Forwarded N/A N/A
13878Letterbooks - Letters to Commissioners for Crown Lands and Land Agents N/A N/A
13888Letterbooks - Letters to the Surveyor-General N/A N/A
17704Maps Showing Queensland Defence Data for Commonwealth Defence N/A N/A
10364Mineral Selection Registers N/A N/A
7295Mineral Selections N/A N/A
9158Ministerial Prefix to Report of the Royal Commission on Pastoral Lands Settlement N/A N/A
13891Miscellaneous Cash Book N/A N/A
7845Mr. Muir's Notes on Harrisia Cactus N/A N/A
14027Papers Relating to the under Secretary's Annual Reports N/A N/A
13932Pastoral Tenants - Land under the Crown Lands Act 1884 N/A N/A
13927Payment of Rent on Various Runs N/A N/A
173Photographic Negatives (A1 Series) N/A N/A
178Photographic Negatives (Aa Series) N/A N/A
8572Railway Station Time Tables N/A N/A
13905Recapitulation Cash Book N/A N/A
13982Recapitulation of the Total Rents Received N/A N/A
10361Record of Lands Alienated and Deeds Issued N/A N/A
13985Register of Applications N/A N/A
14061Register of Applications for Classification N/A N/A
7843Register of Applications for Land Ballots under Group Provisions N/A N/A
14065Register of Applications for Renewal of Leases N/A N/A
13984Register of Applications in Land Agents' Districts N/A N/A
13953Register of Applications to Lease New Runs N/A N/A
10382Register of Applications to Select N/A N/A
8536Register of Auction of Perpetual Leases under the Sugar Works Act. N/A N/A
8538Register of Documents Received N/A N/A
14011Register of Forfeitures N/A N/A
13989Register of Grazing Farms N/A N/A
13940Register of Holdings N/A N/A
13941Register of Leases N/A N/A
10381Register of Leases for Preparation N/A N/A
13997Register of Licences Issued to Applicants for Selections N/A N/A
8539Register of Powers of Attorney (Department of Lands) N/A N/A
13937Register of Runs N/A N/A
13943Register of Runs N/A N/A
13993Register of Selection Transfers N/A N/A
13987Register of Selections N/A N/A
13923Register of State Stations N/A N/A
8023Register of Surveyors N/A N/A
13994Register of the Transfer of Leases Arranged N/A N/A
10386Register of Unconditional Selections N/A N/A
9568Register Sheets for Leases on Crown Lands - Forest Grazing Leases N/A N/A
9564Register Sheets for Leases on Crown Lands - Special Lease Purchase Freehold N/A N/A
13983Register Showing Rents N/A N/A
13996Registers of Applications for and the Issue of Licences in the Various Land Agent's Districts N/A N/A
13988Registers of Farms Forfeited N/A N/A
13991Registers of Land N/A N/A
7841Registers of Leases N/A N/A
14075Registers of Lessees of Agricultural and Grazing Farms N/A N/A
13928Registers of Runs N/A N/A
13995Registers of the Transfers of Selections in the Various Land Agent's Districts N/A N/A
14036Rent Lists N/A N/A
14038Reports of the Sale of Crown Land N/A N/A
10391Requisitions for Leases N/A N/A
161Royal Tour Documents 1949, 1952, 1954, 1963 N/A N/A
14082Sale Lists of Land Sold at Public Auction N/A N/A
14023Sale Lists of Perpetual Freeholds and Perpetual Leases Sold at Auction N/A N/A
13958Schedules of Selections in Various Districts N/A N/A
7294Selection File Curiosities N/A N/A
13990Selectors of Land N/A N/A
18006Special Lease Files, Theodore District N/A N/A
14007Voucher Books (Lands) N/A N/A
14043Works Carried Out by the Public Estate Improvement Branch N/A N/A
14052Works Carried Out by the Public Estate Improvement Branch for the Settlement of Soldiers N/A N/A
13775Disputed Selections and Runs 1/4/1860 16/7/1878
13763Staff Registers 26/4/1860 31/8/1909
5882Selections in Agricultural Reserves 27/10/1860 27/11/1911
167Photographic Positives (A1 Series) - Early Queensland 1/1/1862 31/12/1895
14072Pastoral Lease Register 5/12/1862 16/5/1902
14005Occupation Licence Files 1/1/1865 26/2/1996
46Triplicate Deeds of Grant - Town Lot B Registers 1/1/1866 31/12/1921
47Triplicate Deeds of Grant - Land Purchase A Registers 1/1/1866 31/12/1991
6378Registers of Inwards Correspondence 1/8/1866 23/4/1990
13757Correspondence Received [Land and Works Department] 7/8/1866 31/12/1866
8566Subject Batch Files 7/8/1866 1/1/1872
10394Registers of Lands Alienated 7/8/1866 2/7/1878
10373Registers of Land Purchase Deeds under Pre-Emptive Right 7/8/1866 22/10/1885
14074Selection Files 7/8/1866 1/10/1890
1215Real Property Dealings 7/8/1866 15/3/1894
177Photograph Albums - Early Queensland 7/8/1866 31/12/1895
13920Index to Lessees of Runs 7/8/1866 31/12/1902
13922Registers of Run Lessees 7/8/1866 31/12/1902
14026Sales of Crown Land and Special Leases 7/8/1866 31/12/1962
13884Indexes to Registers of Letters Received 7/8/1866 30/6/1970
14066Town Common Files 7/8/1866 11/1/1974
1189Personnel Files 7/8/1866 23/9/1988
17925Reserve Files 7/8/1866 26/2/1996
17970Road Case Files 7/8/1866 26/2/1996
18005Special Lease Files 7/8/1866 26/2/1996
17972Special Purchase Files 7/8/1866 26/2/1996
10367Register of Land Orders 8/8/1866 2/10/1866
10362Registers of Errors in Deeds 8/8/1866 31/12/1910
10363Registers of Special Grants 8/8/1866 7/12/1921
10397Indexes to Land Purchases 8/8/1866 31/12/1921
6363General Correspondence 9/8/1866 31/12/1988
13870Miscellaneous Ledgers 31/8/1866 30/6/1929
13875Returns and correspondence 1/11/1866 29/4/1880
13890Sugar Selection Files 21/9/1867 5/10/1930
14073Register of Applications for Selections to Be Brought under Section 67 of the Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1868 1/1/1868 31/3/1869
17552Card Index to Reserve Files (By County) 1/1/1868 31/12/1987
17566Card Index to Reserve Files (By Parish) 1/1/1868 31/12/1995
17556Card Index to Reserve Files by Purpose 1/1/1868 31/12/1995
13841Register of Reserves 4/1/1868 5/11/1870
14019Immigration Selection Files 5/1/1868 29/8/1909
14016Registers of Special Leases 20/3/1868 31/12/1981
14009Register of Applications to Lease Crown Land 8/4/1868 21/8/1874
13960Index to Registers of Applications by Selectors 8/4/1868 26/2/1885
13961Registers of Applications by Selectors 8/4/1868 26/2/1885
13945Registers of Selections 8/4/1868 26/2/1885
14033Selection Files 8/4/1868 31/12/1900
13974Lease Documents for Runs 1/11/1868 30/4/1910
13956Register of Land Brought under Section 67 of the Crown Lands Act of 1868 1/1/1869 31/12/1878
13916Gympie Gold Fields Town Allotments 7/1/1869 18/10/1878
16587Reports 1/1/1870 1/1/1922
444Queensland Place Names Research and General Files 1/1/1870 26/5/1994
13844Register of Applications (Land) 4/1/1870 29/12/1884
13925Pre-Emptive Purchase Register 21/4/1870 21/6/1898
14070Pre-Emptive Purchase Files 27/4/1870 27/6/1899
13854Special Timber Licences 3/8/1870 15/4/1891
14078Sale of Crown Land after Auction 8/12/1870 27/1/1916
6335Exchange Files 4/4/1871 26/2/1996
13849Register of Unalienated Land 3/1/1872 28/6/1877
14050Dead Farm Files 1/1/1873 26/2/1996
13810Registers of Sales by and after Auction 24/4/1873 9/7/1915
13764Administrative Instructions 12/8/1873 10/6/1915
14064Land Open for Selection 27/4/1874 29/9/1895
13877Resumption of Runs in Railway Reserves 21/9/1874 20/5/1886
14031Pastoral Holdings (Run Files) 3/5/1875 26/2/1966
13924Run Registers 3/5/1875 31/12/1979
13889Applications to Select Land 17/6/1875 15/7/1876
14081Documents to facilitate land dealings 17/6/1875 6/4/1909
13855Escheat Files 30/10/1875 3/10/1910
9556Registers of Road Licences 10/3/1877 31/12/1981
13897Volunteer Selections 14/7/1877 28/2/1879
18763District Working Maps 1/1/1879 26/2/1996
13830Papers relating to the destruction of Bathurst Burr 17/9/1879 19/7/1899
12742Cash Book 1/11/1879 31/8/1904
17964Non-Competitive Lease Files 1/1/1882 26/2/1996
12741Cash Book 30/8/1882 30/5/1884
19769Tenure Files, Emerald and Mackay Land Districts 13/10/1882 26/2/1996
17971Auction Sales 13/12/1882 26/2/1996
13843Disposition of Reserves 9/3/1883 14/9/1892
17561Card Index to Commonwealth Acquisition Files 1/1/1884 31/12/1991
17978Commonwealth Acquisition Files 1/1/1884 26/2/1996
13880Schedules of Lands Proposed for Sale by Auction 16/12/1884 4/9/1885
13934Index to Register of Runs 1/1/1885 31/12/1897
13903Surrendered Leases 1/1/1885 29/12/1910
14077Register of Licences to Depasture 9/2/1885 28/9/1891
5926Registers of Land Open for Selection 27/4/1885 5/11/1970
14008Registers of Occupation Licences 8/5/1885 31/12/1980
14004Lands open to Occupation Licence 8/5/1885 5/2/1983
10375Register of Applications for Occupation Licences 29/6/1885 5/2/1962
14024Land Open for Selection 1/7/1885 31/12/1897
13959Register of Expiration of Pastoral Leases 1/7/1885 31/12/1921
13955Registers of Selections 1/8/1885 31/12/1981
14000Index to Non Current Lessees 1/8/1885 31/12/1993
9224Register for Sales of Crown Lands - Special Purchase 21/8/1885 4/5/1967
13820Register of Letters Received 8/9/1885 15/12/1891
17551Index to Road Cases 1/1/1886 31/12/1991
13845Rejected Volunteer Land Orders 20/1/1886 25/6/1896
13873Inwards Correspondence 3/1/1887 29/12/1887
13811Register of Charges 26/5/1887 13/1/1905
13831Reports on the Spread of Prickly Pear 9/9/1887 25/2/1901
20348Cemetery Reserve Files 4/1/1888 26/2/1996
6418Correspondence with Government Agents 16/3/1888 2/9/1909
13908Reports on Village Settlement 23/3/1888 10/6/1896
13804Draft Legislation 20/6/1888 2/7/1913
13814Revenue Estimates 30/6/1888 N/A
8537Register of Occupation Licence Rents 30/9/1888 25/9/1897
13837Register of Letters Received 7/5/1889 27/8/1890
301Maps of West Cleveland for Military Purposes 1/10/1889 28/2/1890
13933Re-Assessment of Rents of Runs 22/11/1889 12/12/1904
183Photographic Negatives (B1 Series) 1/1/1890 31/12/1895
3367Warrego District Maps - TG2 Series - Key Map 1/1/1890 30/10/1897
13939Transfer of Pastoral Leases 2/12/1890 28/8/1922
18720Resumed run tracings 18/12/1890 5/10/1891
13805Letterbook of Letters Written by the under Secretary 1/1/1891 31/12/1891
14079Sale of Crown Land by Auction Files 19/1/1891 1/5/1925
13815Returns of Land Sold by Auction 27/1/1891 30/6/1935
14013Register of Forfeited Occupation Licences 17/7/1891 17/4/1909
14014Register of Transfers of Occupation Licences 1/8/1891 29/2/1916
13840Register of Dealings 29/10/1891 10/1/1935
14057Legal Opinions about Rabbits 16/2/1893 1/7/1919
13914Letterbook 14/10/1893 22/10/1895
13816Register of Cash Advices 2/1/1894 31/12/1908
14037Agricultural Lands Purchase Files 9/4/1894 21/10/1971
13839Register of Offers 3/7/1894 19/12/1929
14056Government Gazette Notices and Newspaper Cuttings about Rabbits 20/9/1894 5/11/1927
13807Register of Conditions of Sale by Public Auction 2/1/1895 31/12/1895
13846Confidential Letterbook 4/1/1895 5/11/1896
13790Lytton Land Resumption for Defence Purposes 29/9/1895 4/12/1912
13848Returns for the Statistical Registers 1/1/1896 31/12/1922
19576Lease Opening Files 2/7/1896 1/11/1962
13921Register of Sales and Selection 21/4/1897 19/10/1926
14049Registers of Advances for Wire Netting 26/5/1897 1/6/1939
13859Stock Returns 16/5/1898 5/5/1899
13998Registers of Licences and Certificates re Occupation of Grazing Selections 1/11/1898 31/10/1930
13832Register of Scrub Selections and Prickly Pear Selections 1/1/1899 31/12/1910
13821Journal of Mortgages 9/3/1899 9/10/1922
5273State Forest and Timber Reserve Files 6/5/1899 1/1/1900
14047Wire Netting Ledgers 6/11/1899 24/3/1933
13860Indigence Case Files 6/3/1900 15/10/1934
13772Register of Applications 13/9/1900 12/5/1905
13773Journal of Charges Levied 1/10/1900 13/5/1931
19733Aboriginal Place Name Research Files 14/11/1900 26/5/1994
19736Publications 1/1/1901 28/2/1990
13882Register of Departmental Expenses 1/7/1901 21/12/1904
13963Land Open to Pastoral Lease 8/8/1902 5/2/1983
17977Rifle Range Files 1/1/1904 26/2/1996
17937Informal Lease Files 1/1/1905 26/2/1996
13852Lists of Selectors 1/7/1905 28/8/1911
216Land Open for Selection Files 1/8/1905 26/2/1996
14001Certificates of Right to Depasture 20/10/1905 7/5/1907
13913Register of Groups 1/1/1906 31/12/1909
13825Registers of Informal Leases 1/1/1906 17/5/1979
14028Land Opened for Group Selection 13/2/1906 31/8/1929
13812Applications to Purchase Crown Land and Perpetual Leases after Auction 31/10/1906 31/12/1935
13766Worker's Compensation Files 13/2/1907 17/7/1919
13781Jimbour Estate Case Papers 14/2/1907 26/11/1907
13856Lists of Farms in Prickly Pear Districts 18/6/1907 10/7/1909
13822Register of Requisitions for Deeds of Grant 5/1/1909 10/10/1934
10380Registers of Resumptions from Pastoral Holdings 20/4/1910 1/8/1929
19642Valueless Land Batches 24/5/1910 17/7/1992
17958Auction Purchase Freehold Files 9/9/1910 26/2/1996
18007Special Lease Purchase Freehold Files 5/5/1911 26/2/1996
13857Eradication of Prickly Pear in Local Authority Areas 29/8/1911 19/9/1912
13868Batch files 26/11/1912 22/6/1921
19412Special Non-Competitive Lease Files 23/1/1913 5/12/1984
14054Registers of Applications for Wire Netting 1/12/1913 12/4/1926
20347Freeholding Lease Files 14/12/1913 26/2/1996
13850Water Supply Area Files 18/12/1913 15/1/1932
14046Branch Files Comprising General Correspondence Industrial Awards, Plant and Horses, Etc. 1/1/1914 31/12/1942
13813Memoranda of Deeds of Grant 6/1/1914 4/4/1923
13992Files Re: Refused Applications for Grazing 1/3/1914 31/10/1914
13912Papers relating to Soldier Settlement 27/3/1914 3/7/1931
17961Auction Perpetual Lease Files 14/7/1914 26/2/1996
13765Employee Lists 16/11/1914 1/7/1930
13800Registers of Perpetual Leases 1/1/1915 31/12/1981
13808Register of Conditions of Sale 5/1/1915 24/8/1915
14058Register of payments for use of rabbit proof fencing 20/7/1915 20/2/1935
8540Perpetual Lease Assignment of Interest Forms 26/11/1915 28/1/1922
14020Journal of Dealings 28/1/1916 17/8/1926
13886Registers of Cabinet Minutes 27/6/1916 3/8/1939
13911Selections by discharged servicemen 13/9/1916 1/12/1928
9549Registers for Non-Competitive Leases 1/1/1917 31/12/1981
13910Soldiers Settlement Ledgers 8/11/1917 31/12/1929
13806Security Register 20/2/1918 3/4/1924
13900Correspondence and Papers 20/2/1918 31/1/1952
18905Soldier settler cards 2/9/1918 1/6/1925
13799Jimbour Royal Commission papers 14/9/1918 24/3/1919
13904Register of Land 1/1/1919 24/12/1932
13834Registers of Deeds Issued 12/1/1919 30/5/1935
18719Register Sheets for Non Competitive Perpetual Leases - Discharged Soldiers 16/10/1919 22/2/1978
13798Upper Burnett, Callide and Dawson Valley Land Settlement Files 18/12/1919 31/12/1938
765Auction Perpetual Leases (Surrendered or Forfeited) 1/1/1920 31/12/1940
13783Widgee Royal Commission papers 5/2/1920 27/4/1920
17560Card Index to Deeds 1/1/1921 31/12/1981
13769Reports and Correspondence Concerning Departmental Reorganisation 7/9/1921 21/3/1923
18447Soldier Settlement Ledgers for individual Settlers 14/9/1921 31/12/1929
20287Road Case Files - Main 16/12/1921 15/5/1993
13817Register of Deeds Issued for Selections 3/1/1922 7/12/1937
13767Report on the Head Office of the Department of Public Lands 1/5/1922 31/5/1922
14030Journals of Dealings 30/5/1922 31/8/1973
13793Investigations of the Irrigation and Water Supply Commission and the Dawson Valley Irrigation Scheme 6/6/1922 17/2/1930
17940Permits to Occupy 11/7/1922 26/2/1996
13797Bill Papers 6/3/1923 24/11/1927
14002Upper Burnett Callide Valley Land Settlement Files 24/5/1923 30/6/1933
17963Dawson Valley Irrigation Area Auction Perpetual Town Lease Files 18/7/1923 11/10/1991
13786Lists of Applicants 3/9/1923 17/10/1929
13885Executive Council Submissions and Minutes - Lands Department 1/1/1924 31/12/1939
18929Register Sheets Perpetual Town Lease - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 1/1/1924 26/1/1973
9581Register Sheets for Auction Purchase Freehold - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 1/1/1924 3/2/1975
9566Register of Sugar Works 1/1/1924 31/12/1981
17968Prickly Pear Lease Files 1/1/1924 5/6/1984
17962Auction Perpetual Lease, Sugar Works Files 1/1/1924 31/12/1991
13851Freehold Pear Batch files 9/2/1924 30/9/1932
13853Easement files 28/2/1924 19/6/1935
14015Registers of Prickly Pear leases 1/7/1924 1/8/1934
13835Gazette Notifications 9/7/1924 10/10/1929
14053Registers of Wire Netting Agreements 31/10/1924 31/3/1939
9570Register Sheets for Leases on Crown Lands - Babinda Township Leases 29/5/1925 30/9/1964
18932Register Sheets for Special Leases - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 1/9/1925 4/4/1979
13876Upper Burnett and Callide Land Settlement Area files 20/10/1925 14/6/1933
18930Register Sheets for Prickly Pear Leases - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 1/7/1926 9/12/1936
13796Report of the Land Settlement Advisory Board 17/2/1927 31/12/1930
6442Non-Competitive Lease Files - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 15/8/1927 19/3/1992
6448Register Sheets Informal Leases - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 29/3/1928 31/3/1976
17960Auction Purchase Freehold Files (Old) 1/1/1930 31/12/1932
9221Register Sheets for Sales of Crown Lands - Auction Purchase Freehold 1/1/1930 31/12/1981
13872Perpetual Lease Cards 15/1/1930 11/3/1938
19543Forestry Grazing Lease files 30/1/1930 3/3/1980
18904Soldier settler cards 17/2/1930 17/1/1931
18928Register Sheets for Occupation Licences - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 1/1/1931 31/12/1954
20870Cadastral Maps Covering the Caboolture and Surrounding Area 1/1/1931 26/2/1996
14060Rural Development Proposals 7/7/1931 17/7/1933
18787Report On Proposal To Establish An Insurance Fund 1/12/1931 31/12/1931
13771Report of the Forest Boundaries Committee 18/12/1931 18/12/1931
13768Publicity and Policy Regarding Land Administration 21/1/1932 11/2/1933
13858Lands Department Papers 22/1/1932 24/2/1936
13896Register of Letters to the Minister 21/6/1932 11/6/1935
13792Conference on the Development of North Queensland Lands 28/6/1932 18/7/1932
13803Correspondence Concerning Unemployment Relief 20/7/1932 8/3/1934
13874Papers from the Commonwealth Wool Inquiry Committee of 1932 1/8/1932 31/12/1932
10378Register of Expiry of Licences to Occupy 17/1/1933 5/12/1961
13784Summary of Collections 1/7/1933 31/12/1946
20463Theodore Lease Files 1/1/1934 31/12/1960
13801Public Estate Improvement Branch Correspondence from the Public Service Commission 16/1/1934 2/11/1942
13787Confidential Reports of Selectors 1/2/1934 10/4/1934
14080Reports on the Inspection of the Department of Public Lands 28/9/1934 28/9/1934
13836Reports on the Biological Control of Weeds 12/6/1936 18/2/1942
18931Register Sheets for Road Licences - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 2/12/1937 2/10/1978
13802Agenda and Papers for Land Commissioners' Annual Conferences 14/3/1938 2/5/1940
13881Financial summaries 1/7/1938 30/6/1943
6443Register Sheets for Non-Competitive Leases - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 1/1/1939 14/8/1980
19466South West Region Maps 1/1/1939 31/12/1990
14051Wire Netting Certificate Book 1/6/1939 16/8/1940
9572Register Sheets for Leases on Crown Lands - Harbour Board Special Lease 1/10/1942 30/9/1962
14034Batch Files on Soldier Settlement 3/8/1944 8/5/1962
17974Weed Files 1/1/1947 31/12/1988
20844Aerial Mosaic Maps 1/1/1949 26/2/1996
20999Reports 1/1/1954 31/12/1954
20683Perpetual Town, Suburban and Country Lease Files 18/1/1954 14/2/1994
20543Applications to Lease Vacant Crown Land 9/7/1954 26/2/1996
19129Investigation Papers and Reports 1/1/1958 31/12/1973
17969Land Acquisition Files 1/1/1958 26/2/1996
18738Registers of Applications for Freeholding selections and Leases 3/1/1958 9/2/1965
8535Register of Deeds of Grant 6/11/1958 7/9/1967
19441Development Lease Files 22/4/1959 28/2/1985
17959Auction Purchase Freehold Files - Dawson Valley Irrigation Area 21/4/1960 31/8/1979
9583Register Sheets for Permits to Occupy Crown Land 1/1/1963 31/12/1981
9576Register Sheet for Leases on Crown Lands - Development Leases 7/2/1963 27/1/1966
19472Brigalow Freehold Lease Files 13/3/1963 27/4/1992
1106Brigalow Land Selections Estate Maps 15/3/1963 1/8/1974
17975Crown Development Estate files 30/1/1964 29/6/1994
4903Brigalow Land Sales Estate Maps 14/5/1964 4/6/1975
20493Babinda Town Lease Files 2/6/1964 28/3/1995
20346Term Lease Files 29/6/1966 26/2/1996
19794Brigalow Land Development Scheme Tentative Design Map 29/2/1968 3/10/1968
20684Purchase Lease Files 1/7/1972 26/2/1996
20544Deeds of Grant Queensland Housing Commission 8/11/1975 26/2/1996
7416Batch Index 1/1/1979 31/12/1979
18819Contract Registers 2/3/1981 11/11/1991
21091Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Services (ATSILS) Records 1/1/1985 26/2/1996
19420Card Register of Miners Homestead Leases 1/1/1986 17/8/1995
19418Registers of Miners Homestead Leases 1/1/1986 17/8/1995
35Miners Homestead Lease Files 1/1/1986 26/2/1996
16595Legislation Files - Queensland Place Names Board 26/4/1988 11/6/1988
19725Electoral Divisions - Queensland Place Naming 26/4/1988 4/10/1991
16596Correspondence 26/4/1988 30/9/1992
19727Conference Papers 26/4/1988 31/12/1993
19724Nomenclature checks 26/4/1988 31/12/1993
10218Valuation Rolls 7/12/1989 31/12/1990
182Photographic Negatives (C2 Series) 7/12/1989 1/1/1992
20488Land Tenure Investigation Maps 7/12/1989 26/2/1996
20490Permanent Survey Mark Atlas Maps 7/12/1989 26/2/1996
445Paul Wilson's Papers Relating to the History of the Lands Department and Its Predecessor Agencies 1/1/1990 31/12/1994
20301Seabed Lease Files 1/7/1994 26/2/1996
20446Perpetual Lease Files 2/12/1994 26/2/1996
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Controlling Agencies

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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
264Surveyor General's Department 7/8/1866 26/10/1874
728Crown Lands Office 7/8/1866 3/5/1875
1511Gold Fields Commissioner, Gympie 28/11/1867 9/10/1868
564Office of the Chief Inspector of Stock 14/2/1868 1/6/1871
2281Land Agent, Beenleigh 16/4/1868 23/12/1892
1050Land Agent, Townsville 9/9/1868 9/12/1991
10741Land Commissioner, Gympie 13/12/1869 9/12/1991
1066Land Commissioner, Springsure 2/9/1870 9/12/1991
1058Land Commissioner, Gayndah 29/9/1870 9/12/1991
1055Land Commissioner, Clermont 6/1/1871 9/12/1991
1039Land Agent, Goondiwindi 19/2/1872 9/12/1991
1067Land Commissioner, Townsville 12/3/1873 9/12/1991
1059Land Commissioner, Gladstone 1/9/1874 9/12/1991
1280Land Commissioner, Rockhampton 1/9/1874 9/12/1991
10987Land Commissioner's Court, Mackay 3/10/1874 1/3/1885
10988Land Commissioner, Mackay 3/10/1874 31/12/1991
1871Survey Office 26/10/1874 10/3/1975
1182Commissioner of Crown Lands, Leichhardt District 2/5/1875 3/3/1885
1057Commissioner of Crown Lands, Darling Downs 3/5/1875 29/12/1882
11026Commissioner for Crown Lands, Gregory South 3/5/1875 31/12/1882
2142Commissioner for Crown Lands, Burke District 3/5/1875 31/12/1903
2145Commissioner for Crown Lands, Warrego 3/5/1875 31/12/1903
240Lands Department, Pastoral Occupation Branch 3/5/1875 1/1/1909
1271Land Agent, Aramac 30/3/1876 3/4/1909
1062Land Commissioner, Ipswich 2/6/1876 9/12/1991
1276Land Agent, Thornborough 18/1/1877 9/12/1991
1044Land Agent, Nanango 1/3/1877 9/12/1991
1053Land Commissioner, Brisbane 1/3/1877 9/12/1991
1054Land Commissioner, Cairns 1/3/1877 9/12/1991
1281Land Commissioner, Taroom 1/11/1878 9/12/1991
1278Land Commissioner, Emerald 7/5/1880 9/12/1991
2298Land Agent, Tambo 8/10/1880 4/6/1926
11150Land Commissioner, Tambo 8/10/1880 4/6/1926
11147Land Commissioner, Blackall 8/10/1880 31/12/1991
11148Land Commissioner's Court, Blackall 11/1/1881 1/3/1885
1060Land Commissioner, Herberton 11/8/1882 9/12/1991
1279Land Commissioner, Hughenden 12/1/1883 9/12/1991
1061Land Commissioner, Ingham 27/6/1884 9/12/1991
228Land Board 1/3/1885 1/3/1898
124Agriculture Department 17/6/1887 12/8/1890
1031Land Agent, Barcaldine 4/5/1888 31/12/1991
10483Land Commissioner, Pentland 15/6/1888 9/12/1991
886Fernvale General Cemetery Trust 22/9/1888 31/3/1936
11871Gregory North Rabbit Board 1/1/1892 21/12/1896
2340Maranoa Rabbit Board 1/1/1892 21/12/1896
11872Mitchell Rabbit Board 1/1/1892 21/12/1896
2503Warrego Rabbit Board 7/1/1892 5/1/1931
2309Leichhardt Rabbit Board 12/11/1892 21/12/1896
10530Darling Downs Rabbit Board 10/1/1893 21/12/1896
1993Lands Department, Survey of Lands Branch, Photographic Branch 1/1/1895 31/12/1902
2095Central Rabbit Board 21/12/1896 1/3/1931
10705Land Court, Herberton 1/3/1898 30/6/1990
10548Land Court, Eidsvold 1/3/1898 1/1/1991
10698Land Court, Malanda 1/3/1898 1/1/1991
10625Land Court, Mundubbera 1/3/1898 1/1/1991
150Land Court 1/3/1898 26/2/1996
10734Land Court, Caboolture 1/3/1898 26/2/1996
383Lands Department, Forestry Department 1/1/1900 1/1/1957
142Northern Protector of Aboriginals Office 16/4/1903 25/3/1904
1834Southern Protector of Aboriginals Office 16/4/1903 25/3/1904
135Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office 25/3/1904 17/8/1905
10710Land Court, Atherton 1/11/1906 26/2/1996
1217Assistant Land Commissioner, Chillagoe 27/6/1908 25/7/1915
2070Board of Advice on Prickly Pear Destruction 17/5/1911 1/11/1916
365Main Roads Board 10/9/1921 12/10/1925
998Irrigation and Water Supply Commission 18/10/1922 15/2/1932
1606Prickly Pear Land Commission 14/4/1924 30/9/1932
113Main Roads Commission 12/10/1925 17/12/1929
2301Land Commissioner, Monto 1/8/1929 31/5/1975
10530Darling Downs Rabbit Board 1/3/1931 1/5/1964
2309Leichhardt Rabbit Board 1/3/1931 1/5/1964
8345Moreton Rabbit Board 1/3/1931 1/5/1964
8790Irrigation and Water Supply Sub-Department 15/12/1932 1/8/1947
2085Bureau of Investigation 2/3/1944 1/2/1957
7167Queensland Place Names Committee (I) 1/1/1949 30/6/1957
1607Prickly Pear Warden's Court, Emerald 30/6/1950 9/12/1991
1174Queensland Place Names Committee (II) 8/7/1958 19/8/1981
1175Queensland Place Names Board (I) 8/7/1958 16/7/1982
588Committee of Inquiry Into the Timber Industry, Milling and Log Marketing Problems 27/11/1958 31/8/1959
4029Darling Downs and Moreton Rabbit Board 1/5/1964 26/2/1996
1441Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service 5/6/1975 16/12/1977
10747Chambers Flat Cemetery Trust 16/12/1977 1/1/1985
10744Park House Cemetery Trust 16/12/1977 1/1/1985
7168Queensland Place Names Board (II) 27/3/1982 26/4/1988
11104Land Agent, Innisfail 1/1/1985 31/12/1991
227Land Appeal Court 1/3/1989 26/2/1996
7164Lands Department, Information Division 7/12/1989 26/2/1996
11350Titles Registration Branch 17/12/1989 26/2/1996
10986Lands Department, Mackay Region, Mackay Land Office District 31/12/1991 26/2/1996
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Blue Book of Queensland 1864, p43
Blue Book of Queensland 1867, pp61-64
Blue Book of Queensland 1900, p112
Blue Book of Queensland 1911, pp122, 123
Queensland Government Gazette 1866, Vol. VII, No. 91, pp. 753-754
Queensland Statutes 1828-1962, No 9 & Queensland Legislation Annotations, Issue 6, 1995
Queensland Year Book 1983, pp 74-78
Annual Report (Lands Department) 1911, No 33, p51
Annual Report (Lands Department) 1927
Annual Report (Lands Department) 1989 - 1990, pp 5, 7
Annual Report (Lands Department) 1990 - 1991, p 65
Annual Report (Lands Department) 1991 - 1992, pp 5, 8, 105
Guide to the Records of the Crown Lands Office 1842-1875 and the Crown Lands Commissioners' Offices 1842-c.1900, Queensland State Archives, Brisbane, 1981
The Lands Department 1866-1910, Queensland State Archives, Brisbane, 1981
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1923, 1933, 1941, 1963, 1966 - Estimates-in-Chief - in detail
Public Service List 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953
State Admin Arrangements. From State Directory issued by State Public Relations Bureau 19 Sep 1969
Queensland Government Gazette 1996, Vol CCCXI, No 42, p926
Public Service Management and Employment Act 1988 Public Service Management and Employment (Departmental Changes) Order (No. 2) 1996
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
In 1866 the Department of Lands and Works was divided to form two new departments: the Department of Public Lands and the Department of Public Works.

FUNCTIONS:
The primary purpose of the Lands Department was to acquire and develop ("open-up") new land for settlement. This broad mandate entailed a variety of functions, including: the selling, auctioning or leasing of town, country and suburban land; the issuing of occupation licences; rabbit control; the control of noxious weeds; land development projects; loans; valuations and roads.

The Department also initiated a number of schemes and legislation aimed at providing relief to those on the land, or encouraging settlement (eg. War Service Land Settlement Scheme established under the Discharged Soldiers' Settlement Act (1917) and the Closer Settlement Scheme established under the Closer Settlement Acts (1906-1913).

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
Under the Secretary for Public Lands, the executive comprised an Under-Secretary, Surveyor-General (these positions were initially held by one person simultaneously but became two separate offices in 1875), and Chief Commissioner of Crown Lands.

In 1875 a branch was established to carry-out the functions formerly invested in the person of the Surveyor-General, namely surveying and mapping.

In 1900, a sub-department of Forestry was created. Its principle function was to develop and maintain crown timber reserves (forests) and National Parks. Forestry became a separate entity under the Forestry Act of 1957.

The Land Board constituted under the Crown Lands Act 1884 served as a judiciary and administrative agency. The Land Board was empowered to hold courts and to arbitrate on any questions arising from the administration of the 1884 Act. The functions of the Land Board were taken over by the Land Court, constituted under the Land Act 1897.

Between February 1928 and December 1959, the Department was responsible to the Land Administration Board. The Land Administration Board, constituted under the Land Acts Amendment Act 1927. In October 1932, the previously separate Prickly-Pear Land Commission, the Irrigation Commission, and the Forestry Boards were incorporated into the Lands Administration Board. (Later, however, the Irrigation and Water Supply Commission Act 1946 reconstituted the Irrigation Commission as a separate entity.)

In 1959, the Land Administration Board became the Land Administration Commission, under the ambit of the Land Acts and Other Acts Amendment Act. In 1989 the former Departments of Freehold Land Titles, Geographic Information and Valuer-General became incorporated into the Lands Department. In 1992, the Commission became the Brigalow Corporation.

Following a change of State Government in 1996, the name of the Lands Department was changed to the Natural Resources Department - at the same time inheriting those parts of the Department of Primary Industries which related to Crown Land, quarry sales and natural resource management, including land conservation, catchment management and water resource management.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Secretary for Public Lands 7 Aug 1866 - 7 Nov 1877
Secretary for Public Lands and Mines 7 Nov 1877 - 21 Jan 1879
Secretary for Public Lands 21 Jan 1879 - 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Public Lands and Agriculture 12 Aug 1890 - 6 May 1896
Secretary for Public Lands 6 May 1896 - 17 Mar 1949
Secretary for Public Lands and Irrigation 17 Mar 1949 - 14 Nov 1957
Minister for Public Lands and Irrigation 14 Nov 1957 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Lands 26 Sep 1963 - 20 Jun 1972
Minister for Lands and Forestry 20 Jun 1972 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Lands , Forestry, National Parks and Wildlife Services 23 Dec 1974 - 16 Dec 1977
Minister for Lands, Forestry and Water Resources 16 Dec 1977 - 23 Dec 1982
Minister for Lands and Forestry 23 Dec 1982 - 6 Dec 1982
Minister for Lands , Forestry and Police 6 Dec 1982 - 6 Feb 1986
Minister for Lands , Forestry, Mapping and Surveying 6 Feb 1986 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Land Management 9 Dec 1987 - 24 Sep 1992
Minister for Lands 24 Sep 1992 - 26 Feb 1996

AGENCIES CONTROLLED:
Land Agents c. 1864 - c. 1991
Land Commissioners c. 1868 - c. 1991
Queensland Land Information Council 1 Jul 1991 -
Land Service Centres 1 Oct 1989 -
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID18, Lands Department
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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