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Agency ID634
TitleHome Secretary's Office, State Children Department
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 1/12/1911
End Date 5/12/1935
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for state children's welfare

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 1/12/1911 5/12/1935
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11371Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton 6/8/1896 1/10/1899
11373Westbrook Reformatory for Boys 1/12/1911 31/12/1919
2493Carramar 1/12/1911 5/12/1935
2191Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home 1/12/1911 5/12/1935
2478St Vincent's Home, Nudgee 1/12/1911 5/12/1935
11374Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook 31/12/1919 5/12/1935
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Information Sources

State Children Act of 1911, The Queensland Statutes, Vol. VII, 1911 - 1913, pp. 5076 - 5089
Queensland Government Gazette, 1935, Vol. CXLV, No. 146, pp. 1683 - 1684.
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1935, Vol 1, pg 957, Annual Report of the Director of the State Children Department (presented to the Under Secretary, Home Secretary's Department)
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1936, Vol 1, pg 1005, Annual Report of the Director of the State Children Department (presented to the Under Secretary for Health and Home Affairs)
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. XCIX, No. 24, 20 Jul 1912, p. 227
Annual Report of the State Children Department Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1912 - 1936
Patrick, Ross A History of Health and Medicine in Queensland, 1824 - 1960, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, 1987
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Establishing State Children Act 1911
Abolishing N/A
Administered State Children Act 1911
Infant Life Protection Act 1905
Children's Courts Act 1907
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The State Children Department was created to provide care, management and control of orphaned, neglected, abandoned and convicted children and their property.

The State was divided into 3 districts: Southern District (Southern Queensland from Bundaberg to the border with NSW) with head office in Brisbane- Central District (from Mackay to Miriam Vale on the Coast and West along the central line) with a district office in Rockhampton- Northern District - (North Queensland from the north and West of Townsville) with a district Office in Townsville. Each district office and head office had an administrative and inspectorial staff.

In 1935 the name of the Department was changed to Health and Home Affairs Department.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID634, Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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