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Series ID19117
Previous System Location 
TitleNon-Converted Wills Card Index - Public Trust Office, Brisbane
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: 61
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetical by client surname
How To Use Series The cards contain many file numbers for wills not held at Queensland State Archives. Consult also the Master Card Index (series 19115) and the other relevant indexes to wills listed as Controlling Series to Will Files (series 6047) and Deceased Estate files (series 18778) for files which may be held at Queensland State Archives.

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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Subordinate Series

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Controlling Series

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Controlled Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
6047Will Files - Brisbane 1/1/1916 31/12/1975
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Previous Series

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Subsequent Series

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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
19116Converted Wills Card IndexWill index
19115Master Card IndexWill 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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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 whose files were not converted and imported into a computer system in 1985, mainly because the persons were deceased and their names appear in the Brisbane Master Card Index (series 19115).

However, some of the names on these cards do not appear in the Brisbane Master Card Index due to a number of factors including: the will being revoked and therefore not administered by the Public Trustee; the Public Trustee not being the executor; or, the estate being so small that it did not warrant administration.

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. Addresses on cards are not only for Brisbane but also for other places in Queensland. Cards may be included for persons whose wills were superseded by later wills which were not administered by the Office.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 19117, Non-Converted Wills Card Index - Public Trust Office, Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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