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Agency Details

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Agency ID861
TitleDunwich Benevolent Asylum
Agency TypeResidential care facility
Start Date 13/5/1865
End Date 9/10/1946
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for care of the aged, infirm and destitute

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
9634Audit Inspection Reports N/A N/A
8770Diary, Assistant Superintendent N/A N/A
12557Funeral Book N/A N/A
9631Funeral Register N/A N/A
9633Index to Burials N/A N/A
9614Index to Inmates N/A N/A
17202Letterbook N/A N/A
12551Letterbook of the Visiting Justice N/A N/A
12552Register of Personal Details Relating to Persons Admitted N/A N/A
12553Register of the Personal Details Relating to Males and Females Admitted N/A N/A
9621Registers of Deaths and Discharges N/A N/A
12554Admission Register - Females 1/10/1859 28/6/1906
12555Admission Register - Males, and Record of Male Inmates Detained under the Inebriates Act 13/5/1865 11/5/1901
9608Admission Books 7/10/1882 13/3/1905
9611Admission Register 6/1/1905 16/10/1907
9617Indexes (Inmates Registers) 1/1/1917 12/6/1947
9628Registers of Deaths 4/1/1918 4/10/1946
10342Daily Report Books, Male Division 24/1/1918 12/6/1947
10250Registers of Deaths 1/1/1928 12/6/1947
10248Registers of Discharges 1/1/1928 12/6/1947
4485Personnel File 17/3/1938 24/2/1943
4491Management Report 4/11/1941 11/5/1942
9606Daily Report Book, Female Division 1/1/1945 12/6/1947
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
102Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 13/5/1865 1/5/1867
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/5/1867 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 12/6/1947
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
878Eventide Home, Sandgate
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 1866, Vol VII, No 169, p. 1303
Queensland Government Blue Book, 1866, p. 36
Queensland Government Blue Books, 1867, p. 38
Queensland Government Blue Books, 1866 to 1899, 1905-06, 1910, Summaries and Departments
Brisbane Hospital Committee of Manangment, "Minute Book", 5 Jan 1865 - 3 Jan 1867; QSA: Item ID 2872 (HOSI/D7)
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1947 - 1948, Vol II, p. 1110
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Benevolent Asylum Wards Act 1861
Charitable Institutions Management Act 1885
Inebriates Institutions Act 1896
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
Dunwich Benevolent Asylum was established 13 May 1865 when inmates were first transferred to the Dunwich Quarantine Station from the Benevolent Ward attached to the Brisbane Hospital. Dunwich Benevolent Asylum continued to operate until it was officially closed on 30 Sep 1946. Inmates were gradually transferred to Eventide, Sandgate, which was officially opened on 4 Oct 1946.

FUNCTION:
The function of Dunwich Benevolent Asylum as defined by the "Benevolent Asylum Wards Act of 1861" was to provide for poor people who because of age, accident, infirmity or otherwise were unable to care for themselves.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Officer-in-Charge, Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, was appointed on 1 Jan 1867. From 13 May 1865 to 1 May 1867, Dunwich Benevolent Asylum was administered by the Brisbane General Hospital. From 1867 the administration of the Asylum became the direct responsibility of the Colonial Secretary's Office and subsequent agencies.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID861, Dunwich Benevolent Asylum
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