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Series ID18778
Previous System Location 
TitleDeceased Estate Files - Brisbane
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 12/7/1916
End Date 7/6/2018
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes Files were created between 1975 and 1998 but documents in files may include dates to 2001.

Will and Intestacy files administered by the Public Curator / Public Trustee, Brisbane

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Items Total Items: 48292
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Departmental Numbers1 - 11598; "F" files 1 - 1426; "B" files B17-1 - B59-1, 18 - 2504; from 1982 DMS system: 110000 - 479998, then 985950 - 1026546 (with gaps)
System of Arrangement Numerical by sequential number and chronological by date of file
How To Use Series To 1982, consult the alphabetical indexes for names and numbers (series 18781) then this series for the matching numbers and date range. NOTE: Some "F" and "B" files were converted to Will and Intestacy files. Researchers should consult all alphabetical lists, and may need to consult the numerical indexes (series 18780) or the Master Card Index to 1985 (series 19115).

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1170Public Curator Office, Brisbane 12/7/1916 1/1/1979
631Public Trust Office 1/1/1979 7/6/2018
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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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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
19115Master Card Index 1/1/1975 31/12/1998
18781Alphabetical Indexes to Deceased Estate Files 8/12/1975 19/3/1982
18780Numerical Indexes to Deceased Estate Files 8/12/1975 19/3/1982
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
20409Deceased Estate Files - GladstonePrior to 1978, regional deceased estate files were managed by the Brisbane office
20408Deceased Estate Files - MaryboroughPrevious to 1978, regional desceased estate files were managed by the Brisbane office
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Will and intestacy files are combined in this series; prior to 1975 two separate series, will files (series 6047) and intestacy files (series 335), were maintained.
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This series consists of files of deceased estates administered by the Public Curator / Public Trustee, Brisbane, and are mainly either will or intestacy files. Documents in the files include statements of accounts including succession duty, and may include death and other certificates as well as wills and related documents and correspondence.

Also included are files marked "F" (Sec. 35) and "B" (No Grant): Sec.35 refers to small estates which at the time had assets valued at less than $5000 excluding land; No Grant refers to estates where Real Estate was the only asset that required administration and it was not necessary to apply to the court for a grant, hence no grant.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 18778, Deceased Estate Files - Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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