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Series ID1139
Previous System LocationA/12172-12288; SRS1139; GOV/A1-78, A81-A103; GOV/N1-21; SRS5275; 5275; GOV/A79; PRV8243; 12787
TitleOfficial Correspondence
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Start Date 20/12/1859
End Date Circa 31/7/2014
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Official correspondence, including inwards and outwards correspondence of the Office of the Governor of Queensland

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Items Total Items: 6926
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Chronological and numerical, although numerical order was not strictly maintained
How To Use Series Search the registers of official correspondence for the year and subject required.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
910Office of the Governor of Queensland 20/12/1859 31/7/2014
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Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
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Agency ID: 910
Office of the Governor of Queensland
Restriction DetailsDifferent Restricted Access Periods (RAPs) apply to some items in this series
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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
4341Registers of Official Correspondence 1/1/1886 31/12/2003
20934Index to Official Correspondence and Visits 1/1/2003 31/12/2008
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This series comprises inwards and outwards official correspondence of the Office of the Governor of Queensland in the form of letters, despatches and telegrams. Subjects include administrative matters as well as those reflecting the status, role and official functions performed by the Governor over time. Some correspondence is marked "confidential", "personal" or "secret", with some telegrams in Colonial Office cypher. The correspondence includes despatches from the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs including notices of international congresses, letters received from the Admiral on Station, other Governors, Consuls and Special Commissioners, Colonial Service examinations and appointments, papers on medical and agricultural research, Overseas/Empire migration and settlement, reciprocal maintenance orders, Royal accessions and tours.

The correspondence also includes such items as printed copies of Queensland parliamentary legislation, some of which have comment by the Governor; statistics from government departments; papers on aboriginal affairs, presentation of medals, honours and awards, activities of various associations, consular appointments, defence and recruiting; New Guinea and correspondence with the office of the Governor-General about protocol, procedure, precedence and staff.

NOTE: Unnumbered papers which appear to be unrelated to the sequence of numbered papers have been placed at the end of A/12218, A/12242, A/12282. A/12286 consists of unnumbered papers on the 1954 Royal Tour.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 1139, Official Correspondence
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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