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Series ID184
Previous System LocationSRS184
TitlePhotographic Negatives (B2 Series)
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1921
End Date Circa 31/12/1968
Date Statement N/A
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Black and white negatives created by the Photography Section, Survey Office

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Items Total Items: 316
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Departmental NumbersB2-2 - B2-443
System of Arrangement Numerical by negative number and roughly chronological.
How To Use Series To search by negative number within the B2 series, see QS171. To search by subject, see QS170. In the latter register, items are listed alphabetically by subject, then numerically by negative number within each negative series.


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Access and Restrictions

Access Category0 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11844
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (II)
Restriction DetailsSome items in this series (glass plate negatives) are refused under s.18(3)(a) of the Public Records Act 2002 - Access to original is detrimental to its preservation. Where possible, a copy of the item will be provided.
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The black and white negatives in this series were created by the Photography Section of the Survey Office, and its successor agencies, and recorded in the general registers of work produced (QS170 and QS171). The Photography Section provided photographic services on behalf of each branch of the Lands Department, as well as many other government departments (including Premier's, Works, Health and Home Affairs, Harbours and Marine, and various Electricity Authorities). Images such as the ones included in this series were used for record, educational, promotional and exhibition purposes.

Among the photographs is this series are images of Queensland's early development (including land clearing and cultivation, livestock farming, road construction and mining), public works (including hospitals, schools, housing estates and government offices), visiting dignitaries, country townships, Brisbane scenes and other attractions.

Copies of prints produced from this series appear in QS185.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 184, Photographic Negatives (B2 Series)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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