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Series ID19116
Previous System Location 
TitleConverted Wills Card Index
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date Circa 1/1/1916
End Date Circa 31/12/1985
Date Statement Start date is date of creation of Public Curator Office; end date is date the Master Card Index system was closed.
Date Notes Dates are approximate for the series as a whole. Individual cards contain dates between 1916 and 1985.

Card index to names from Public Trust Office Brisbane will files

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Items Total Items: 304
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetical by client surname
How To Use Series Most of the will numbers are six digit numbers which index Brisbane files not currently held by Queensland State Archives; or the files indexed are for jurisdictions other than Brisbane.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1170Public Curator Office, Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
631Public Trust Office 1/1/1979 31/12/1985
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category30 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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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
19115Master Card IndexWill index
19117Non-Converted Wills Card Index - Public Trust Office, BrisbaneWill index
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Physical / Technical Use

cards, each card 125x78mm, each card box 165x110x380mm
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Note: Names on these cards do not appear on the Brisbane Master Card Index (series 19115) which closed in 1985.
Each box of cards has been registered as an item by Queensland State Archives, and the item description lists the names on the first and last card in the box.
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Information Sources


This series consists of a card index which records names of clients whose wills were administered by the Public Curator and subsequent Public Trustee, Brisbane. This index records names of persons still living in 1985 when the records were converted and imported into a computer system. Each card records the will number, and the name, address and occupation of the client, the name of the executor or trustee and how disposed of. Cards may be included for persons whose wills were superseded by later wills which were not administered by the Office. Some files are marked "Private Executor".

Some files contain addresses for places other than Brisbane, and may be previous Branch Office files, for example, for Rockhampton, Townsville or Cairns.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 19116, Converted Wills Card Index
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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