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Series ID319
Previous System LocationSRS319
TitleDoomadgee Identification Cards
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date Circa 1/1/1935
End Date Circa 31/12/1989
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A
Abstract

Cards prepared under the Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Acts 1939-1946 and the Aborigines' and Torres Strait Islanders' Affairs Act of 1965 to record personal details of Aboriginal people who resided at Doomadgee Mission

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Items Total Items: 3
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System of Arrangement QS319/1 is arranged predominantly by surname and QS319/2 is arranged mostly by the christian name. Overall however, the cards are arranged alphabetically either by surname, christian name or both.
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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11653
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
316Doomadgee Permit CardsRelated Series
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Description

This series comprises cards prepared under the Aboriginals Preservation and Protection Acts 1939-1946 and the Aborigines' and Torres Strait Islanders' Affairs Act of 1965. These identification cards record personal details of Aboriginal people who resided at Doomadgee Mission. While Identification Cards were compiled from c.1933 onwards, the information they contain spans between the period c.1886 to c.1980s.

Each card documents some or all of the following details: Identification number (Ident.No.), name, ['race'], tribal name, protectorate, year of birth (approx.), place of birth, name of parents (maiden name of mother is included), name of spouse (if wife-maiden name is included), date and place of marriage, and any marks or scars. The back of the card includes details such as: a list of the children's names, their sex and dates of birth, list of the names blood relatives (if single) other than parents, the relationship (ie., brother) and the protectorate (ie., Doomadgee); right and left thumb prints; a signature of the Aboriginal person and a signature of the witness to thumb print. Among other annotations, it may be indicated on some cards as to whether certain persons are deceased (and the date and place of death).

These records relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples contain language which is now considered offensive. These cards contain material which may cause distress. Cards may also make reference to persons now deceased.

NB: QS316 - Doomadgee permit cards (compiled c.1970's) contain similar information.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 319, Doomadgee Identification Cards
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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