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Series ID15200
Previous System LocationCUR/P1-957; PRV11221
TitleInsolvency Files [Public Curator Office]
Parent Series
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Start Date 15/4/1857
End Date 24/10/1969
Date Statement Start and end dates are taken from documents in the files.
Date Notes Most files were created between 1857 and 1928 but documents in the files may include dates to 1969.

Files of insolvent estates

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Items Total Items: 9381
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Departmental Numbers1- 182; 1863/45; 1864/1 - 1869/100; 1870/76 - 1928/8346
System of Arrangement Numerical by running number and chronological by date of adjudication; from approximately 1864 - 1869 arrangement is numerical and chronological by annual running number; from 1870 numbers are sequential
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Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1463Official Assignee Office 15/4/1857 1/10/1874
1464Official Trustee In Insolvency, Brisbane 1/10/1874 2/10/1893
970Insolvency, Intestacy and Insanity Office, Brisbane 2/10/1893 1/1/1916
1170Public Curator Office, Brisbane 1/1/1916 24/10/1969
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category75 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 631
Public Trust Office
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
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Subordinate Series

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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
9589Insolvency Registers [relates to Public Curator and Supreme Court files] 15/4/1857 31/10/1928
9596Insolvency Index 10/5/1901 16/5/1904
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Previous Series

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Subsequent Series

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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
15201Audit Insolvency FilesInsolvency files
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This series consists of files of insolvent estates which were the responsibility of the Public Curator's Office and previous agencies. After adjudication of insolvency by the Supreme Court, a Trustee was appointed to administer an estate, and the files created consist of documents required by the Court and related correspondence and papers which include the insolvent's personal and business details. Files can include a statement of affairs of the insolvent, estate accounts, a list of creditors. a distribution of dividend plan etc.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 15200, Insolvency Files [Public Curator Office]
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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