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Agency ID53
TitleMapping And Surveying Department
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 13/12/1975
End Date 25/1/1988
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible mainly for surveying and mapping for government ventures

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
20141:10 000 Scale Cadastral Maps 1/1/1974 25/1/1988
21661:5000 Scale Cadastral Maps 1/1/1974 25/1/1988
1023Queensland 4 Mile Maps - 4m3 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1975
2207Burke District, County of Tewinga Maps - Z12 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1976
1903Cook District, County of Tate Maps - Q8 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1976
8547Registers of Post Offices, Railway Stations, Towns and Localities, Including Schools. 13/12/1975 14/12/1977
5738Estate Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1977
8333Files - Consulting Engineers & Surveyors 13/12/1975 31/12/1977
8571List of Post and Telegraph Offices 13/12/1975 31/12/1977
8343List of Survey Office Files 13/12/1975 31/12/1977
8565Register of Schools, including a List of Towns 13/12/1975 15/12/1978
2127Burke District, Counties of Rupert, Eddington and Albion Maps - Z18 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1978
3422Cook District, County of Percy Maps - Q1 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1978
1861Darling Downs District, County of Auburn Maps - B2 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1978
2128Burke District, Counties of Douglas and Richmond Maps - Z19 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1979
2191Cook District, County of Lankelly Maps- N6 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1979
19626Greeting cards and related material 13/12/1975 31/12/1979
1027Queensland 40 Chain Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1979
1024Queensland Twenty Chain Series Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1979
3384Burke District, County of Wonomo Maps - Z11 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1980
1855Cook District, County of Chelmsford Maps - N5 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1980
1907Gregory South District, County of Grey Maps - W4 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1980
17649Queensland State Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1980
1879Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Yarrol Maps - E3 Series 13/12/1975 30/11/1981
1851North Kennedy District, County of Wairuna Maps - M6 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1981
1899Cook District, County of Lynd Maps - P5 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1982
2033Darling Downs District, County of Clive Maps - B6 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1982
1852North Kennedy District, County of Wilkie Gray Maps - M7 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1982
1700Queensland 1:100,000 Scale Military Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1982
2204Burke District, Counties of Norman and Surrey Maps - Z6 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
1894Cook District, County of Banks Maps - N3 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
1895Cook District, County of Dagmar Maps - N9 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
1897Cook District, County of Gilbert Maps - O4 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
1858Cook District, County of Solander Maps - Q4 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
2022Cook District, County of Torres Maps - Q9 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
1893North Kennedy District, County of Salisbury Maps - M5 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1983
19627Burleigh Heads photograph 13/12/1975 15/2/1984
4967Brisbane Electoral Ward Boundary Maps 13/12/1975 30/6/1984
1846North Kennedy District, County of Cardwell Maps - L2 Series 13/12/1975 30/6/1984
21134Cadastral Atlases 13/12/1975 1/12/1984
48971:100 000 Scale Cadastral Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1984
49001:250 000 Scale Cadastral Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1984
2193Burke District, Counties of Allison, Beaconsfield, and Eddington Maps - Z17 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1984
2188Burke District, County of Porchester Maps - Z5 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1984
1871Darling Downs District, County of Marsh Maps - B9 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1984
2174Queensland Showing Land Tenure - State Maps Q.2 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1984
1752Moreton District, County of Ward Maps - A5 Series 13/12/1975 30/9/1985
1865Burke District, Counties of Beaconsfield, Selwyn, Argylla and Rochedale Maps - Z16 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1985
1869Darling Downs District, County of Bulwer Maps - B4 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1985
17847Map Files 13/12/1975 31/12/1985
1030Queensland 1:250,000 Scale Military Maps 13/12/1975 31/12/1985
8566Subject Batch Files 13/12/1975 31/12/1985
17469Survey Catalogue of Plans Books for Pastoral Districts 13/12/1975 31/7/1986
1848North Kennedy District, County of Elphingstone Maps - L6 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1986
1748Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps - A1 Series 13/12/1975 25/6/1987
1856Cook District, County of Nares Maps - P9 Series 13/12/1975 31/12/1987
48931:25 000 Scale Cadastral Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
20161:25 000 Scale Topographic Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
20151:2500 Scale Cadastral Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
48951:50 000 Scale Cadastral Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
21139Identification Survey Plans 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
17619Parish Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
17627Queensland Four Mile Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
21135Queensland Topographic Survey Files 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
17789Register of Staff Employment 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
21141Survey Field Books 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
17965Survey Instruction Files 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
17967Survey Instruction Files 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
17610Town Maps 13/12/1975 25/1/1988
1761Port Curtis District, County of Livingstone Maps - F5 Series 13/12/1975 31/7/1988
16154General Correspondence 31/12/1975 31/12/1979
16151Registers of Letters Received 31/12/1975 31/12/1979
1898Cook District, County of Hodgkinson Maps - O7 Series 31/12/1975 31/12/1984
3386Gregory North District, Counties of Manuka, Oondooroo, and Wokingham Maps - X4 Series 1/1/1976 31/12/1976
1936Scale Maps - 75 Mile Series 1/1/1976 31/12/1976
49021:10 000 Scale Topographic Maps 1/1/1976 31/12/1979
1925Scale Maps - 50 Mile Series 1/1/1976 28/2/1982
1754Darling Downs District, County of Aubigny Maps - B1 Series 1/1/1976 31/12/1986
1763Port Curtis District, County of Flinders Maps - F3 Series 1/1/1976 31/12/1987
1750Moreton District, County of Cavendish Maps- A3 Series 1/2/1976 30/9/1984
1889South Kennedy District, County of Hillalong Maps - K4 Series 1/3/1976 31/5/1981
1870Darling Downs District, County of Derby Maps - B7 Series 1/3/1976 31/8/1982
2118Maranoa District, County of Elgin Maps - R6 Series 1/3/1976 31/12/1982
2009Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Bowen Maps - D2 Series 1/3/1976 31/12/1983
1874Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Fitzroy Maps - D4 Series 1/3/1976 30/9/1986
1749Moreton District, County of Canning Maps - A2 Series 1/3/1976 31/12/1987
2182Warrego District, County of Wellington Maps - V7 Series 1/4/1976 31/3/1984
1756Darling Downs District, County of Merivale Maps - C1 Series 1/4/1976 31/8/1985
1758Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of March Maps - D8 Series 1/4/1976 31/8/1986
2019Leichhardt District, County of Clermont Maps - G6 Series 1/4/1976 28/2/1988
1873Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Cook Maps - D3 Series 1/6/1976 31/12/1987
1890North Kennedy District, County of Davenport Maps - L5 Series 1/7/1976 31/10/1982
1755Darling Downs District, County of Bentinck Maps - B3 Series 1/7/1976 31/12/1984
1944Gregory North District, County of Ayrshire Maps - X8 Series 1/7/1976 31/12/1985
1850North Kennedy District, County of Herbert Maps - M1 Series 1/7/1976 31/12/1986
1751Moreton District, County of Churchill Maps - A4 Series 1/8/1976 30/11/1986
2060Darling Downs District Maps - B Series 1/9/1976 30/9/1976
2036Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Boondooma Maps - D1 Series 1/9/1976 31/7/1984
2058Moreton District Maps - A Series 1/9/1976 31/12/1988
1864Mitchell District, County of Tambo Maps - Y9 Series 1/10/1976 31/7/1978
1845South Kennedy District, County of Carlisle Maps - J5 Series 1/10/1976 20/9/1985
2023Darling Downs District, County of Rogers Maps - C3 Series 1/10/1976 30/9/1986
1757Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Lennox Maps - D6 Series 1/11/1976 30/9/1983
1883Leichhardt District, County of Ferguson Maps - H1 Series 1/11/1976 30/11/1983
2043City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps - A1A Series 1/12/1976 31/12/1987
1887South Kennedy District, County of Drake Maps - J8 Series 1/1/1977 31/1/1977
4927Commonwealth Electoral Atlas 1977 1/1/1977 31/12/1977
1859Maranoa District, County of Belmore Maps - R1 Series 1/1/1977 28/2/1984
4909Sunshine Coast Cadastral Series Maps 1/1/1977 31/12/1984
1880Port Curtis District, County of Clinton Maps - F1 Series 1/1/1977 31/7/1986
1841Leichhardt District, County of Denison Maps - G9 Series 1/2/1977 31/10/1985
1881Port Curtis District, County of Liebig Maps - F4 Series 1/3/1977 31/8/1979
2032Darling Downs District, County of Lytton Maps - B8 Series 1/3/1977 31/1/1982
1891North Kennedy District, County of Gladstone Maps - L7 Series 1/3/1977 31/5/1984
2048Wide Bay/Burnett District, County of Newcastle Maps - D9 Series 1/4/1977 30/4/1977
2192Leichhardt District, County of Humboldt Maps- H3 Series 1/4/1977 31/7/1983
1759Port Curtis District, County of Murchison Maps - F6 Series 1/5/1977 31/7/1982
1843Leichhardt District, County of Wodehouse Maps - I4 Series 1/6/1977 31/12/1978
1902Warrego District, County of Bulloo Maps - T2 Series 1/7/1977 31/7/1977
2034Warrego District, County of Kungie Maps - T9 Series 1/7/1977 31/7/1977
2021Warrego District, County of Palmer Maps - V2 Series 1/7/1977 31/7/1977
1863Warrego District, County of Ross Maps - V5 Series 1/7/1977 31/7/1977
1857Cook District, County of Sidmouth Maps - Q3 Series 1/7/1977 30/9/1977
1906Warrego District, County of Orrery Maps - V1 Series 1/7/1977 14/6/1985
1875Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Fraser Maps - D5 Series 1/8/1977 31/12/1986
6430Photograph Album of Governor Ramsay's Visit to the Department of Mapping and Surveying 12/8/1977 12/8/1977
2124Mitchell District, County of Wolseley Maps - Y7 Series 1/9/1977 30/9/1977
1860Maranoa District, County of Waldegrave Maps - S4 Series 1/9/1977 31/12/1983
2018Maranoa District, County of Dublin Maps - R5 Series 1/9/1977 14/6/1985
1764Leichhardt District, County of Dawson Maps - G8 Series 1/12/1977 31/12/1981
1878Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Rawbelle Maps - E1 Series 1/12/1977 30/6/1984
1912Scale Maps - 40 Mile Series 1/12/1977 31/12/1986
1868Leichhardt District, County of Westgrove Maps - I3 Series 1/1/1978 30/6/1978
1867Port Curtis District, County of Palmerston Maps - F8 Series 1/1/1978 30/9/1981
1884Leichhardt District, County of Fortescue Maps - H2 Series 1/1/1978 31/12/1982
49061:25 000 Scale Orthophoto Maps 1/1/1978 31/12/1986
1877Wide Bay/Burnett Districts, County of Mackenzie Maps - D7 Series 1/2/1978 30/9/1984
2017Mitchell District, Counties of Cumberland and Woura Maps - Y1 Series 1/3/1978 31/3/1983
3438Leichhardt District, County of Labouchere Maps- H6 Series 1/4/1978 30/4/1978
3433South Kennedy District, County of Grosvenor Maps - K3 Series 1/6/1978 30/6/1978
1762Port Curtis District, County of Pakington Maps - F7 Series 1/6/1978 30/9/1987
1849Leichhardt District, County of Kimberley Maps - H5 Series 1/7/1978 31/1/1980
2173North Kennedy District, County of Griffith Maps - L8 Series 1/8/1978 31/12/1979
2171Leichhardt District, County of Talbot Maps - I1 Series 1/8/1978 31/7/1980
2053Mitchell District, County of Portland Maps - Y5 Series 1/8/1978 31/3/1983
1905Warrego District, County of Noorama Maps - U7 Series 1/10/1978 31/10/1978
2025Gregory North District, Counties of Merlin and Kynuna Maps - X3 Series 1/1/1979 31/12/1979
1760Port Curtis District, County of Deas Thompson Maps - F2 Series 1/3/1979 31/7/1981
2042Mitchell District, Counties of Barcoo and Mitchell Maps - Y8 Series 1/6/1979 30/6/1979
2011Leichhardt District, County of Plantagenet Maps - H8 Series 1/8/1979 31/8/1979
2031Mitchell District, Counties of Rodney, Evora, Mexico and Youranigh Maps - Y6 Series 1/8/1979 31/12/1985
2203Burke District, Counties of Burke and Gregory Maps - Z8 Series 1/1/1980 31/12/1980
2190Gregory North District, Counties of Chatsworth and Waverley Maps - X2 Series 1/1/1980 31/12/1980
2024Port Curtis District, County of Raglan Maps - F0 Series 1/1/1980 30/6/1985
49041:2500 Scale Orthophoto Maps 1/1/1980 31/12/1986
20488Land Tenure Investigation Maps 1/1/1980 25/1/1988
20490Permanent Survey Mark Atlas Maps 1/1/1980 25/1/1988
3040Mitchell District, Counties of Rodney, Paluma, Gayundah and Careena Maps - Y4 Series 1/8/1980 31/8/1980
1937Scale Maps - 80 Mile Series 1/2/1981 28/2/1981
2170South Kennedy District, County of Sellheim Maps - K6 Series 1/11/1981 30/11/1981
2041Darling Downs District, County of Carnarvon Maps - B5 Series 1/7/1982 31/7/1984
4815Local Authority Area Maps 1/1/1983 31/12/1983
1919Scale Maps - 30 Mile Series 1/1/1983 31/12/1986
2115Port Curtis District Maps - F Series 1/9/1983 30/9/1983
4940Gold Coast Interim Cadastral Series Maps 1/1/1984 31/12/1984
1911Scale Maps - 16 Mile Series 1/1/1984 31/12/1984
1853Cook District Maps - N Series 1/1/1984 31/12/1988
2168Leichhardt District, County of Bauhinia Maps - G2 Series 1/3/1984 31/3/1984
2028Warrego District, County of Nickavilla Maps- U5 Series 1/4/1984 30/4/1984
49071:100 000 Scale Landsat Map 1/1/1985 31/12/1985
4896Gladstone Cadastral Series Maps 1/1/1985 31/12/1985
1917Scale Maps - 24 Mile Series 1/1/1985 31/12/1985
16726Cartographic Communication Reports 1/1/1985 31/12/1986
49051:10 000 Scale Orthophoto Maps 1/1/1986 31/12/1986
2113Scale Maps - 200 Mile Series 1/1/1986 31/12/1986
2201Scale Maps - 300 Mile Series 1/1/1986 31/12/1986
49371:2500 Cadastral Town Maps 1/1/1986 25/1/1988
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1997Mapping and Surveying Department, Geographic Information 31/12/1975 21/1/1988
45State Stores Board 23/12/1980 1/1/1986
11363State Fire Services Council 31/1/1981 1/7/1985
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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1871Survey Office
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Subsequent Agencies

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Remarks

Information Sources

Mapping and Surveying Department Annual Reports 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79 and 1980-81
Queensland Government Gazette 1975, vol. CCL, no. 74, p. 1482
Queensland Government Gazette 1975, vol. CCL, no. 81, p. 1568
Queensland Government Gazette 1978, vol. CCLVII, no. 91, p. 1568
Queensland Government Gazette 25 Jan 1988, Vol CCLXXXVII, No 10, p195
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1981-82, vol. II, pp. 98-99
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Land Acts 1868-1975
Land Surveyors Act 1905-1974
Queensland Place Names Act 1958-1974
Queensland Place Names Act 1981
Survey Marks Act 1852
Survey Co-ordination Act 1952-1987
Surveyors Act 1977-1983
Administrative Boundaries Terminology Act 1985
Survey Co-ordination Act 1952
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
In March 1975 the Survey Office was separated from the Lands Department and restructured in December that year to form a distinct department called the Mapping and Surveying Department. The new department was gazetted on 13 December 1975.

FUNCTIONS:
Surveying and mapping activities such as surveying of roads, agricultural, grazing, town allotments, suburban allotments, suburb and reserves surveys, registration of Crown Land surveys and registration of surveyors, but also auctions and sale of land, preparation of deeds, pastoral land occupation, aerial photography, state boundaries, control of air pollution, abatement of noise, place names, government printing and government stores.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Surveyor-General remained the head of the department. The Head Office was re-organised into 3 divisions, each headed by a Deputy Director.
- Administration, Planning and Research Division
- Mapping and Technical Services Division
- Surveys Division

The field work and related administration was decentralised. The state was divided into 3 regions with a Regional Surveyor based at each of the Regional Offices. Each region was divided into 3 districts based on area and population within existing Local Authority boundaries. A District Surveyor was stationed at each district office.
Northern Region - Regional Office at Townsville
District Office, Mackay
District Office, Townsville
District Office, Cairns
Central - Regional Office at Rockhampton
District Office, Maryborough
District Office, Bundaberg
District Office, Rockhampton
Southern - Regional Office at Brisbane
District Office, Brisbane
District Office, Toowoomba
District Office, Roma

The Mapping and Surveying Department also controlled and supervised the following agencies:
Surveyors Board of Queensland
Queensland Place Names Board
Queensland Place Names Committee
Surveyor and Technical Advisory Committee
Committee of Enquiry into Surveying
National Mapping Council
Sunmap
Government Printing Office
State Stores Board
Government Motor Garage

From 1987 under the corporate identity 'Sunmap' the Mapping and Surveying Department entered the tourist industry with the production and distribution of a range of tourist maps, publications and other services.

ABOLITION:
On 25 January 1988 the Mapping and Surveying Department was renamed Geographic Information Department.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Minister for Survey and Valuation 13 Dec 1975 - 23 Dec 1980
Minister for Environment, Valuation and Administrative Services we Dec 1980 - 6 Feb 1986
Minister for Lands, Forestry, Mapping and Surveying 6 Feb 1986 - 9 Dec 1987
Minister for Land Management 9 Dec 1987 - 25 Jan 1988
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID53, Mapping And Surveying Department
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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