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Series ID1173
Previous System LocationSRS1173
TitleBatch Files (General Correspondence)
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 5/9/1908
End Date 15/6/1998
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes Series dates have been applied to undated items in this series (items not inspected)

Public Works Department construction and maintenance files

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Items Total Items: 13554
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Files are alphanumerical by letter code and specific building number, then documents chronological and numerical; types of buildings are identified by a letter: for example, A = High Schools; B= Court Houses; C = Police buildings; D = Hospitals; E = government buildings in general; F = Health and Welfare buildings; G = Lands Offices; H = Ambulance centres; J = Lighthouses; K = Maternal and Child Welfare centres. State School file numbers have no alphabetical prefix.
How To Use Series This series should be researched in conjunction with related series of specific building types (for example, Court Houses, Schools).

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
2723Public Works Department II 5/9/1908 7/12/1989
531Administrative Services Department 7/12/1989 26/2/1996
251Department of Public Works and Housing 26/2/1996 15/6/1998
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Access Category65 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11455
Department of Housing and Public Works
Restriction DetailsDifferent Restricted Access Periods (RAPs) apply to some items in this series
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This series consists of batch files containing correspondence and papers relating to the Public Works Department's responsibility for the design, construction, landscaping, renovation and maintenance of public buildings, as well as for fit-outs of offices, school-rooms, laboratories and other specialised workrooms of public agencies. Documents include specifications and plans; contracts and quotations; forms such as district office reports, reports and estimates, urgent work required, and production orders; and correspondence related to planning programs, project development, agency requirements, costings, supply of materials and equipment, engagement of architects, consultants, and contractors; and resumption and purchase of land.

Some correspondence related to Public Works administration is also included.

File titles include type of building (for example, Court House), and place; or name of agency for which the building or office work was carried out (for example, Agriculture and Stock). Sometimes buildings were shared by agencies or transferred from one agency to another. During World War II, some buildings were taken over by the armed forces.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 1173, Batch Files (General Correspondence)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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