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Agency ID2381
TitlePatriotic Fund of Queensland
Agency TypeOther agency type
Start Date 8/1/1900
End Date 17/3/1988
Date NotesA significant gap exists in the records held by Queensland State Archives between 1915 and 1939, reflecting the gap in activities of the Fund until the outbreak of World War II.
Abstract

Administered funds raised to assist those who were serving or had served in the armed forces of Australia or her allies during wartime.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
9755Agreements N/A N/A
9740Appeals Committee Minute Books N/A N/A
9650Application Files for Assistance N/A N/A
15236Applications for Assistance from the Queensland Patriotic Fund N/A N/A
9648Brisbane Legacy Files N/A N/A
15228Cash Books, Queensland Patriotic Fund N/A N/A
9760Collection Boxes Registers N/A N/A
9738Executive Committee Minute Book N/A N/A
17475Files of Food for Britain N/A N/A
9756Financial Records N/A N/A
9653Index Cards to Application for Assistance Files N/A N/A
9754Joint Committee Minute Book N/A N/A
15231Journal N/A N/A
15233Letterbooks N/A N/A
9744Management Committee Attendance Book N/A N/A
9753Management Committee Minutes Books N/A N/A
15244Minute Book of the Executive and General Committees N/A N/A
15237Minutes of Meetings of Subscribers, Managing Committee, General Committee and Executive Committee N/A N/A
15241Minutes of Meetings of Trustees N/A N/A
17930Miscellaneous Files N/A N/A
9759Miss AIF Voting Register N/A N/A
15235Newspaper Cuttings re Boer War, Patriotic Fund Contributions, Report of Committee N/A N/A
9741Official Entertainments Sub-Committee Minute Books N/A N/A
15232Postage Book N/A N/A
9758Postage Register Book N/A N/A
9761Press Cuttings N/A N/A
15229Receipts and Receipt Books N/A N/A
15234Register of Relief Given to Men Who Served in South Africa and Their Dependants N/A N/A
9651Relief and Assistance Correspondence Files N/A N/A
9647Relief and Assistance Registers N/A N/A
15243Rolls of Men Who Served in South Africa and Returns of Those Who Were Killed or Wounded N/A N/A
9757Stationery Book N/A N/A
15242Unclaimed Letters N/A N/A
9652War Blinded Soldiers Files N/A N/A
15238Correspondence and Associated Papers 1/1/1900 30/6/1915
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
112Chief Secretary's Department 28/1/1916 24/4/1919
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 22/10/1919 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 17/3/1988
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Patriotic Fund of Queensland, "Miscellaneous files", "History of Patriotic Fund of Queensland: compiled 1986": QSA: Item ID: 154626
Queensland Government Gazette Jan - Jun 1900, vol LXXIII, no. 15, p.124
Executive Council Minute, no. 3042, 5 Oct 1939; QSA: Item ID: 845695
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1987-88, vol 1, part 2, report no. 13, p. 8
Queensland Government Gazette Mar 1988, vol CCLXXXVII, no 73, p.1625
Queensland Government Gazette Jan - Feb 1989, vol CCXC, no 26, p. 299
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Queensland Patriotic Fund Act 1910
Patriotic Funds Administration Act 1916
Patriotic Funds Administration Act Amendment Act 1939
Patriotic Funds Act 1942
Patriotic Funds Regulation 1943
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
On 8 January 1900, various patriotic funds were amalgamated into one general fund under the name of "The Queensland Patriotic Fund". This Fund was given statutory recognition under "The Queensland Patriotic Fund Act of 1910". On 5 October 1939, under the "Patriotic Funds Administration Act Amendment Act 1939", the Fund was re-established as "The Patriotic Fund of Queensland".

FUNCTIONS:
The Fund was responsible for raising funds and fund administration to provide financial and other assistance to serving or former military personnel, originally those who served in the Boer War. The Fund's assistance was extended to non-combatants who suffered loss as the result of war and the dependants of service personnel, and the Fund managers were also responsible for the promotion and formation of institutions, societies, clubs, etc. of benefit to its clients.

ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS:
The Fund's operations were administered by management committees with Trustees responsible for the funds raised. From the passing of "The Patriotic Funds Administration Act of 1916", the Chief Secretary / Premier had overall responsibility for the Acts administered by Patriotic Funds.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Chief Secretary 28 Jan 1916 - 22 Oct 1919
Premier and Chief Secretary 22 Oct 1919 - 26 Sep 1963
Premier 26 Sep 1963 - 17 Mar 1988

ABOLITION:
On 17 March 1988 the funds of the Patriotic Fund of Queensland were transferred equally to the Returned Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) and the Legacy Fund of Brisbane. The "Patriotic Funds Act Repeal Act and other Acts Amendment Act 1988" was proclaimed on 1 February 1989.


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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2381, Patriotic Fund of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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