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Agency ID631
TitlePublic Trust Office
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 1/1/1979
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for the administration of deceased estates and trusts as well as other legal, financial and property services.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
19580Indexes to Direct Action Files - Brisbane 1/1/1979 N/A
20334Charitable institutions patient registers 1/1/1979 31/12/1979
19469Indexes to Protective Management Files 1/1/1979 2/6/1982
18781Alphabetical Indexes to Deceased Estate Files 1/1/1979 2/11/1982
18780Numerical Indexes to Deceased Estate Files 1/1/1979 2/11/1982
20237Testamentary Trust Registers 1/1/1979 30/9/1983
19464Indexes to Protected Person Files (Voluntary) 1/1/1979 23/7/1984
19116Converted Wills Card Index - Public Curator/Public Trust Office, Brisbane 1/1/1979 31/12/1985
19117Non-Converted Wills Card Index - Public Curator/Public Trust Office, Brisbane 1/1/1979 31/12/1985
6047Will Files - Brisbane 1/1/1979 31/12/1985
20333Charitable Institutions Files 1/1/1979 31/12/1991
19451Protected Person Files (Voluntary) 1/1/1979 31/12/1997
19115Master Card Index 1/1/1979 31/12/1998
335Intestacy Files, Brisbane 1/1/1979 31/7/2009
334Protective Management Files - Brisbane 1/1/1979 29/5/2013
20236Testamentary Trust Files - Brisbane 1/1/1979 24/6/2013
19538Direct Action Files - Brisbane 1/1/1979 15/7/2013
18778Deceased Estate Files - Brisbane 1/1/1979 7/6/2018
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 1/1/1979 7/12/1989
148Department of the Attorney-General 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11609Public Trust Office, Bundaberg 1/1/1979 Current
11669Public Trust Office, Cairns 1/1/1979 Current
11607Public Trust Office, Gladstone 1/1/1979 Current
11303Public Trust Office, Ipswich 1/1/1979 Current
11779Public Trust Office, Mackay 1/1/1979 Current
11606Public Trust Office, Maryborough 1/1/1979 Current
11733Public Trust Office, Mount Isa 1/1/1979 Current
11304Public Trust Office, Redcliffe 1/1/1979 Current
11327Public Trust Office, Rockhampton 1/1/1979 Current
11305Public Trust Office, Southport 1/1/1979 Current
11307Public Trust Office, Toowoomba 1/1/1979 Current
2722Public Trust Office, Townsville 1/1/1979 Current
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1978, Vol CCLIV, pp.1970, 1976
Queensland Government Gazette 1989, No 117, pp. 2487-88
Public Trustee of Queensland Annual Report 1989/90, p.25
Queensland Government Gazette 1991, Vol CCXCVI, No 99, p.2208

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Establishing Public Trustee Act 1978
Abolishing N/A
Administered Public Trustee Act 1978
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The "Public Trustee Act 1978" was "an act to change the name and style of the The Public Curator of Queensland to that of The Public Trustee of Queensland", and came into effect from 1 January 1979.

Provides statewide services for the administration of estates and trusts, conveyancing, the preparation of wills and the management of property and financial affairs of a legal, personal or business nature for an individual, commercial concern or for Government.

Public Trustees: M. Nolan (1979-1985); K.J. Partridge (1985-1990); K. Martin (1990-1996); G.E. Klein (1996-2008); P.D. Carne (2009-2014)
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID631, Public Trust Office
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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