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Series ID17826
Previous System LocationTR1158/1; PRV14570
TitleBatch Files - Schools
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1879
End Date Circa 31/12/1984
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Public Works Department construction and maintenance files

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Items Total Items: 2086
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Numerical by batch number
How To Use Series There is a typed alphabetical listing of the school batch files in the Public Search Room

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department (I) 1/1/1879 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 31/12/1984
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Access and Restrictions

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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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
10353Indexes to Correspondence Batches N/A N/A
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Physical / Technical Use

papers; plans
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Useful for school histories or school property acquisition details
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Information Sources


The Works Department was responsible for the construction and maintenance of State Primary Schools. Apart from correspondence relating to new buildings, renovations and maintenance of schools, files may also include plans (architectural drawings), specifications, contracts, land transactions and possible closure or re-opening of schools with lists of families. Some files contain details of the disposal or sale of school property.

File numbers are the same as school numbers. After a school closed, the number could be re-used. Projects completed with subsidy usually have a file number with an "S". "L" files usually relate to Land. Files with other letters after the number usually detail a specific contract or project, and a file with (1) usually has papers concerned with air-raid precautions.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 17826, Batch Files - Schools
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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