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Agency ID1995
TitleLands Department, Survey Office, Cartographic Branch, Photographic Section
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 1/10/1922
End Date 10/3/1975
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provided photographic services to the department and other government agencies

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
179Photograph Album (C1 Series) N/A N/A
173Photographic Negatives (A1 Series) N/A N/A
174Photographic Negatives (A2 Series) N/A N/A
180Photographic Negatives (C1 Series) N/A N/A
168Register to Photographic Negatives (C2 Series) - Personalities N/A N/A
167Photographic Positives (A1 Series) - Early Queensland 1/1/1922 31/12/1950
183Photographic Negatives (B1 Series) 1/1/1922 31/12/1953
184Photographic Negatives (B2 Series) 1/1/1922 31/12/1968
176Photograph Albums (A1 and B1 Series) - Brisbane River [Story] Bridge Construction [Public Works Department] 1/1/1934 5/3/1941
175Photograph Albums (A1, B1 and C1 Series) - North Queensland 1/1/1936 31/12/1939
612Aerial Film Negatives 1/1/1940 10/3/1975
21138Aerial Photographic Key Maps 1/5/1942 10/3/1975
21124Aerial Photographic Prints 1/1/1944 10/3/1975
188Photograph Albums - Burdekin River Bridge Construction 1/1/1948 27/5/1953
185Photograph Album (B1 and B2 Series) [Public Works Department] 1/1/1949 1/1/1958
194Photograph Albums (C2 Series) 1/1/1949 10/3/1975
182Photographic Negatives (C2 Series) 1/1/1949 10/3/1975
171Registers to Photographic Negatives (Aa, A1, B1, C1, A2, B2 and C2 Series) - Numerical 1/1/1960 10/3/1975
186Photograph Albums (C2 Series) - Land Development 1/1/1962 31/12/1967
187Photograph Albums (C2 Series) - Brigalow Land Development Scheme 1/1/1962 31/12/1971
169Index to Photographic Negatives (A1, B1, C1, A2, B2 and C2 Series) 13/12/1975 31/12/1976
170Registers to Photographic Negatives (Aa, A1, B1, C1, A2, B2 and C2 Series) - Alphabetical 13/12/1975 31/12/1976
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1871Survey Office 1/1/1903 10/3/1975
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Remarks

Information Sources

Lands Department, Annual Report, Report of the Surveyor-General, 1923, p128
Queensland Year Books 1923-1951
Queensland Government Gazette 1922, Vol CXIX, No 7, pp94, 95
Queensland Government Gazette 1975, Vol CCXLVIII, No 42, p923-6
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Legislation

Establishing Queensland Government Gazette 1922, Vol CXIX, No 7, pp94, 95
Abolishing Queensland Government Gazette 1975, Vol CCXLVIII, No 42, p923-6
Administered N/A
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Description
FUNCTIONS:
The activities of the Photographic Section were diverse and included producing and processing blue prints, dyelines, photostat prints, bromides, negatives, aerial photographs and air photo maps. As well as providing photographic and cartographic-related services for the Survey Office, the Photographic Section undertook work on behalf of each Branch of the Lands Department and many other Government departments (including the Main Roads Board, Works Department and the Workers' Dwellings Board).

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
Following a review by the Public Service Commissioner in 1922, the structure of the Survey Office was revised and streamlined. Under the new structure, which came into effect on 1 October 1922, the Photographic Branch was subsumed by the Cartographic Branch. The placing of the Photographic Section under the Cartographic Branch was intended to represent the relationship between the two activities in the process of map production. (Other related Sections which were incorporated into the Cartographic Branch were the Compiling Section, Lithographic Section, and Map Mounting Section).

The number of officers working in this Section steadily increased throughout this period indicating the growing importance of, and demand for, the photographic services provided by the Section. From 1968, the Photography Section incorporated the previously separate Map Room and Map Mounting Section.

The Survey Office was made a separate Department in March 1975 and renamed the Mapping and Surveying Department on 13 December 1975.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1995, Lands Department, Survey Office, Cartographic Branch, Photographic Section
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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