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Agency ID2270
TitleInspector of Pacific Islanders, Port Douglas
Agency TypeRegional or District Office
Start Date 18/9/1895
End Date 31/7/1908
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for the inspection of conditions of employment and welfare of Pacific Island labourers

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Series IDTitleFromTo
13201Cash Book, Pacific Islanders' Wages, Port Douglas 1/10/1890 31/5/1902
13199Ledger, Pacific Islanders' Wages 1/2/1891 30/6/1907
13202Register of Agreements 1/1/1894 31/12/1905
13200Letterbook 12/8/1906 11/2/1908
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1514Immigration Department 18/9/1895 31/7/1908
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Information Sources

Queensland Blue Book 1895, p. 30
Queensland Government Gazette 1895, vol. XIV, no. 71, p. 1672
Queensland Blue Book 1908, p. 32
"Deportation of Kanakas (correspondence between the Premier of Queensland and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth respecting)", Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1906, vol. II, pp. 967 - 969
Inspector of Pacific Islanders, Maryborough, "Circulars of the Inspector of Pacific Islanders", Circular No 250, 28 Jul 1908; QSA Item ID18849
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
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On 18 September 1895 under the "Pacific Island Labourers Act of 1880", an Inspector of Pacific Islanders, Port Douglas was appointed.

Inspections regarding compliance with the Act by employers including agreements of employment, payment of wages, and medical treatment.

Responsibility for the administration of the Act was assumed by the Immigration Department (from 30 June 1884 the Pacific Island Labour Branch of the Immigration Department), a sub-department of the Chief Secretary's Office. District Inspectors reported to the Inspector of Pacific Islanders who was also the Immigration Agent.

With the enactment of the Commonwealth "Pacific Island Labourers Act 1901", employment of Pacific Islanders ceased and most Pacific Islanders were deported. All Pacific Island offices were closed on 31 Jul 1908.

Chief Secretary 18 Sep 1895 - 31 Jul 1908
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2270, Inspector of Pacific Islanders, Port Douglas
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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