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Series ID1043
Previous System LocationSRS1043
TitlePremier's Batch Files
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 28/1/1885
End Date Circa 31/12/1988
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Chief Secretary's / Premier's Department correspondence; includes Co-ordinator General's Department projects

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Items Total Items: 3554
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Departmental NumbersB2 -B12; 1 - 666
System of Arrangement By batch file number
How To Use Series File titles are listed, but batches can also be accessed by consulting the Registers of Letters Received (COL/B, HOM/B, PRE/B); see related series.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 28/1/1885 1/4/1886
112Chief Secretary's Department 1/4/1886 24/4/1919
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 24/4/1919 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 31/12/1988
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 15
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Restriction DetailsDifferent Restricted Access Periods (RAPs) apply to some items in this series
Regulation Details
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Subordinate Series

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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
11936Registers of Letters Received 1/1/1885 31/12/1896
12844Registers of Letters Received 1/1/1897 31/12/1898
5401Registers of Letters Received 1/7/1898 31/12/1981
20220Clerk's List of Batch Files and Batches De-batched 1/12/1919 31/12/1988
20526Correspondence Card Index 1/1/1940 1/1/1987
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Controlled Series

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Previous Series

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Subsequent Series

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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
5384Batch and Miscellaneous Subject FilesChief Secretary's / Premier's Department correspondence files
1158Correspondence Files [Bureau of Industry/Co-ordinator General's Office]1043 Chief Secretary's/ Premier's Department, 1158 Co-ordinator General's Office correspondence
20166Files and Reports of the Committee to Consider Effect of Daylight Saving on QueenslandComplements
6717General Correspondence and Papers (Bundles 1 - 294)Chief Secretary's / Premier's Department correspondence and papers
5402Inwards and General CorrespondenceChief Secretary's / Premier's Department correspondence
5866Irrigation Areas [slides]Theodore
20239Minute Book of the Board of Exchanges for International PublicationsComplements
17946Patriotic Funds Audit ReportsComplements
20191Report of the Treaties CommissionComplements
20162Reports of the Royal Commission Into Exploratory and Production Drilling for Petroleum in the Area of the Great Barrier ReefComplements
6787Seas and Submerged Lands Act, 1973 - Challenge to ValidityItems 3272 - 3279; No. 650, Pts 1-8
8400Special BatchesChief Secretary's / Premier's Department batch files
9234Subject Index to CorrespondenceChief Secretary's / Premier's Department correspondence
19564Traffic and Parking Advisory Panel Minutes and Related PapersSee batch file 152E, PART 1 for information related to Panel
16536Transcripts of ProceedingsComplements
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Finding Aids

  • Premier's Department batch numbers (Public Search Room)
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Publication Notes

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Physical / Technical Use

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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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*Note: The portfolio of Chief Secretary was created in 1886 but no separate departmental structure was created outside the Colonial Secretary's/Home Secretary's Office until 1898.
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Information Sources


This series consists of batch files which contain correspondence and papers removed from, or not included in, the main series of Chief Secretary's / Premier's Department correspondence, but arranged by subject and assigned a batch file number.

File subjects cover the administration of the Chief Secretary's / Premier's Department as well as the Department's responsibility for co-ordination of government policy and a broad range of functions, for example: protocol, honours, symbols etc., legislation, industry and trade, employment, Aboriginal welfare, local government, Commonwealth and overseas relations, conferences, agreements, commissions of inquiry, works projects undertaken by the Co-ordinator General's Department, Patriotic Funds, etc.

Letters were received from and sent to departmental and other Queensland or other government officers including local, interstate, Commonwealth and overseas authorities, and the Agent General, London, as well as non-government organisations and individuals, for example, requesting letters of introduction when travelling overseas.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 1043, Premier's Batch Files
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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