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Agency ID2254
TitleAssistant Immigration Agent, Cooktown
Agency TypeRegional or District Office
Start Date Circa 1/1/1884
End Date 31/12/1907
Date NotesDates are approximate only

Responsible for services to, and processing of documentation relating to immigrants on arrival in Cooktown

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Series IDTitleFromTo
13049Register List of Passengers Disembarking at Cooktown from Immigrant Vessels 26/1/1884 12/11/1900
13050Register of Immigrants - Cooktown 29/4/1885 12/11/1900
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1514Immigration Department 1/1/1884 31/12/1907
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Information Sources

Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1885, vol. II, p. 793
Queensland Blue Book 1887, p. 18
Queensland Blue Book 1907, p. 119
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1901, vol. IV, p. 1073
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Immigration Act 1882
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Police Magistrates acted as and were appointed Assistant Immigation Agents, and the appointment of the Police Magistrate, Cooktown as the Assistant Immigration Agent, Cooktown is listed in the Queensland Blue Books from 1887. However, Queensland State Archives holds Cooktown immigration records from approximately 1884 and it is likely that the Police Magistrate, Cooktown acted as Sub or Assistant Immigration Agent, Cooktown from that time.

Assistant Immigration Agents publicised ships' arrivals in the local press, provided information and services to immigrants such as accommodation and rations at Immigration Depots, arranged employment, and also processed government statistical information and ships' passenger lists and other immigrant records.

Assistant Immigration Agents were responsible to the Immigration Department within the portfolio of the Chief Secretary.

With the decline in numbers of arrivals at Cooktown, the duties of the immigration agent decreased. The exact date of the cessation of operation of this agency has not been located.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2254, Assistant Immigration Agent, Cooktown
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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