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Series ID17548
Previous System LocationC/1600-C/1801; RSI14176
TitleName Cards (Card Index of Surnames, Business Names and Locations)
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1940
End Date Circa 31/12/1992
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Index cards to general correspondence - Police Commissioner's Office

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Items Total Items: 203
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetical by name of person, business and location
How To Use Series N/A

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1521Police Department, Police Service Commissioner's Office 1/1/1940 31/12/1992
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category65 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11454
Queensland Police Service
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Controlling Series

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Controlled Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
39Administration Files 1/1/1940 31/12/1992
14812Correspondence and Reports 1/1/1940 31/12/1992
16865General Correspondence - Police Commissioner's Office 1/1/1940 31/12/1992
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
7439Card Index
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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This series is an index to persons, businesses, government agencies, institutions, churches, suburbs and cities.

The cards list correspondence received on a wide range of matters: naturalisation, reports of crime, appreciation of police, stolen property etc. Also included is correspondence received from other police in Queensland and other states, indexes by person's surname which details crimes committed, arrests, accidents, traffic accidents, deaths, suicides and other incidents.

For each entry the following is recorded: name of person who has corresponded, or committed an offence, been involved in an accident etc.; name of business, agency, institution etc.; date of correspondence entered, brief description of correspondence and file reference number. The file numbers on each card refer to Police Department files including: C - Crime, T - Traffic, S - Police Station etc. The majority of these files are not held by Queensland State Archives.

The cards are arranged in three different sequences; the first is by name; second is by business name and the third is by inner city Brisbane street and then by suburbs and cities. The business name section includes the names of companies, government agencies and departments, publications etc. The street, suburb and city sequence lists correspondence received relating to specific locations, including locations outside Queensland.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 17548, Name Cards (Card Index of Surnames, Business Names and Locations)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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