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Agency ID983
TitleInspector of Mines, Rockhampton
Agency TypeRegional or District Office
Start Date 2/1/1890
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for mine inspection and safety

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Series IDTitleFromTo
17621Plans of Mines [Rockhampton] 30/11/1899 31/12/1977
589Accident Inquiry Files - Mount Morgan mines 2/1/1936 19/5/1971
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Information Sources

Queensland Votes and Proceedings, 1890, Vol. III, p.336
Queensland Government Gazette 1890, Vol. XLIX, No. 3, p. 30
Queensland Votes and Proceedings, 1891, Vol. IV, pp.327, 322, 358-364.
Queensland Government Gazette 1903, Vol. LXXXI, No.4, p. 330
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1905, Vol. II, p.116
Mines Regulation Act 1910
Queensland Blue Book 1916, p.183
Queensland Blue Book 1925, p.211
Queensland Government, Natural Resources and Mines, Safety and Health Mines Inspectorate: Customer service charter, November 2003, inspectorate_service_charter.pdf, 30 January 2004
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Establishing N/A
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Administered Mining Act
Mines Regulation Act
Coal Mining Safety and Health Act
Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act
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In 1882, a single Mines Inspector existed for the whole colony. By 1890, more inspectors responsible for specified geographical areas had been appointed. An inspector was appointed at Rockhampton on 2 January 1890 with responsibility for the Central Districts mines.

Safety and health standards in mines

The Inspector of Mines Office, Rockhampton had jurisdiction over an area of Central Queensland known initially as the Central Division which included mines (or mine districts) at or near Anakie, Bajool, Blair Athol, Bluff, Boolbonda, Bowen Basin, Callide, Calliope, Canoona, Cawarral, Clermont, Eidsvold, Flagstone Creek, Gayndah, Gladstone, Glassford Creek, Langmorn, Many Peaks, Marlborough, Mackay, Marmor, Mooral, Mornish, Mount Chalmers, Mount Morgan, Mount Usher, Nankin, Ridgelands, Sellheim, Tenningering (Mount Perry) and Tonda. The area of jurisdiction has varied over time as has the division of responsibilities for Metalliferous Mines and Coal Mines.

In 1904, the inspectorate was centralised with the appointment of a Chief Inspector, later styled State Mining Engineer, to whom the Inspector of Mines, Rockhampton reported.

The Inspector of Mines, Rockhampton is currently administratively located within the Mines Inspectorate.

Secretary for Mines and Works, 2 Jan 1890 - 4 Jan 1890
Secretary for Mines, 4 Jan 1890 - 17 Mar 1949
Secretary for Mines and Immigration, 17 Mar 1949 - 28 May 1956
Secretary for Mines, 28 May 1956 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Development, Mines and Main Roads, 12 Aug 1957 - 9 Jun 1960
Minister for Development, Mines, Main Roads and Electricity, 9 Jun 1960 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Mines and Main Roads, 26 Sep 1963 - 17 Jan 1968
Minister for Mines, Main Roads and Electricity, 17 Jan 1968 - 4 Sep 1969
Minister for Mines and Main Roads, 4 Sep 1969 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Mines and Energy, 23 Dec 1974 - 16 Dec 1977
Minister for Mines, Energy and Police, 16 Dec 1977 - 23 Jul 1980
Minister for Mines and Energy, 29 Jul 1980 - 19 Jan 1989
Minister for Mines, Energy and Northern Development, 19 Jan 1989 - 31 Aug 1989
Minister for Mines and Energy, 31 Aug 1989 - 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Resource Industries, 7 Dec 1989 - 24 Sep 1992
Minister for Minerals and Energy, 24 Sep 1992 - 26 Feb 1996
Minister for Mines and Energy, 26 Feb 1996 - 22 Feb 2001
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, 22 Feb 2001 -
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID983, Inspector of Mines, Rockhampton
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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