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Series ID20974
Previous System Location 
TitleRegisters of Letters Patent
Parent Series
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Start Date 19/3/1860
End Date 24/5/2002
Date Statement N/A
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Letters Patent

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Items Total Items: 12332
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System of Arrangement Numerical by page number and chronological by date
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 19/3/1860 1/4/1886
112Chief Secretary's Department 1/4/1886 24/4/1919
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 24/4/1919 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 7/12/1989
397Department of the Premier, Economic and Trade Development 7/12/1989 25/2/1996
15Department of the Premier and Cabinet 25/2/1996 24/5/2002
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Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
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Agency ID: 15
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
20973Indexes to Registers of Letters Patent 7/4/1876 24/5/2002
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

Child items detailing each patent have been created from a digital index provided by the responsible agency.
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Letters patent were issued by the Government to a corporate body or person as evidence of its or his/her authority. The letters patent include Commission's of Appointment to Governmental office such as the Executive Council and other positions including Commissioners, Crown Prosecutors and the judiciary. The letters patent also include Summons to Legislative Council, Letters of Registration; Body Corporate letters (organisations); Writs for Election of members to Queensland electoral districts; Passports (for foreign travel); Pardons (for those charged with offences); Appointment of Commissioners to Royal Commissions/Commissions of Inquiry; and a small number of letters patent regarding inventions.

Most items are from disbound volumes, and one item is the disbound binding. Some items are a looseleaf, commemorative/presentation copy.
Occasionally, multiple patents appear on the same page.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 20974, Registers of Letters Patent
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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