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Series ID11922
Previous System LocationCOL/442 - 444, 464; A/4779, A/4816; PRV7145, PRV8783, RSI79, RSI108
TitleAuthority Books
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Start Date Circa 1/2/1890
End Date Circa 31/12/1939
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Approvals and directions for actions by agencies for which the Colonial / Home Secretary was responsible

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Items Total Items: 6
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System of Arrangement Arrangements of volumes vary: 1890 - 1895 is chronological by date of authority; 1894 - 1901 is alphabetical by name, subject, agency etc; 1901 - 1907 is divided into Executive Council and other authorities; 1907 - 1939 are by subject or agency name (for example: relief, aborigines; industrial schools, dalby sanatorium) then chronological within subjects etc.
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/2/1890 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 31/12/1939
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Access Category30 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 15
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
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Series IDTitleRelationship
18974Research Material on Grants to Charitable Organisations, Homes, Hospitals, etc.Other Health Dept series related to grants and financial help
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These registers record the approval by the Executive Council and other authorities for certain actions to be performed by agencies for which the Colonial / Home Secretary was responsible. Entry details vary over time but include particulars, date and record (correspondence reference) number. Actions mainly relate to staff and include payment of salaries and allowances, appointments, overseas trips of officers, etc, but also include various other approvals and directions relating to procedures to be followed in certain matters, as well as, for example, distribution of relief, grants to fire brigades, purchases of supplies etc., and works authorised to be carried out.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 11922, Authority Books
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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