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Series ID17830
Previous System LocationTR1158/4; PRV14574
TitleBatch Files - 'E' Series - Government Buildings
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1875
End Date Circa 31/12/1981
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Public Works Department construction and maintenance files

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Items Total Items: 2693
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Numerical by batch number
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
8481Public Works Department (I) 1/1/1875 12/12/1887
236Mines and Works Department 12/12/1887 4/1/1890
2723Public Works Department II 4/1/1890 31/12/1978
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Access Category30 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11455
Department of Housing and Public Works
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Series IDTitleFromTo
10353Indexes to Correspondence Batches N/A N/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
19806Architectural and Engineering Drawings of Public BuildingsBoth series cover government buildings.
17690Architectural Drawings of Public Buildings
19982Batch Cards - Construction ProjectsSome of the same sites covered by both series
1173Batch Files (General Correspondence) 
20327Diaries of Archivist Robert SharmanItems: 1306585 regarding name plate for outside of first official Archives office&1306586 request for office room for Archivist
6749Loan Account RegistersOther records relating to government buildings, from the same date range
17614Plans of Various Government BuildingsOther records relating to the construction of the Executive Building
16433Specifications for Queensland Government Buildings
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The Works Department was responsible for the construction of government buildings. In addition to correspondence relating to new buildings, extensions, renovations and maintenance, files may also include plans (architectural drawings), specifications, contracts, and land transactions. This series covers not only major government buildings in the cities but also government buildings and residences in towns and country localities. i.e. buildings that would enable government departments to run their business throughout the State.

Brisbane buildings include the Executive Building, Government House, Government Printing Office, Taxation Building, Art Gallery and Museum, Old Trades Hall, Parliament House, Public Library, State Archives, Treasury Building, University of Queensland, Anzac Square and S.G.I.O.

This series includes powder magazines, experimental and research stations, grammar schools, state butcher shops, Aboriginal settlements, soldier settlement, immigration buildings, prisons, forestries, air-raid shelters and other war-time buildings (1942 - 1945 period), rent control offices, cyclone damages, hostels and teachers' colleges.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 17830, Batch Files - 'E' Series - Government Buildings
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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