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Series ID334
Previous System LocationCUR/Q1-110; CUR/R1-555; SRS334
TitleProtective Management Files - Brisbane
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date Circa 1/1/1865
End Date 29/5/2013
Date Statement The start dates entered for these files are usually the dates of admission (where known) and the end dates are the estimated dates of last action of the files.
Date Notes Files held by Queensland State Archives were mostly created from 1885 but may contain documents prior to that date. Files created up to 1995 but containing documents with dates after 1995 have been retained by the agency,

Mental health patients' estate files administered by the Public Curator / Trust Office, Brisbane

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Items Total Items: 31348
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Departmental NumbersInsanity / Mental Hygiene: 3 - 1478, 1894/1 - 1917/464, 465 - 21818; Mental Health 1 - 9520; DMS system 350000 - 368080
System of Arrangement Numerical: from 1885 to 1893 by sequential file number; from 1894 - 1917 by file number within each year (annual single number e.g. 35/1917), then again by sequential number within different systems over time (see description).
How To Use Series Files are listed by name - to number 10376. Researchers should then consult the Controlling Series of indexes for access to files in this series.


Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
2175Curator In Insanity Office 1/1/1885 21/2/1891
2176Curator In Intestacy And Insanity Office 21/2/1891 2/10/1893
970Insolvency, Intestacy and Insanity Office, Brisbane 2/10/1893 1/1/1916
1170Public Curator Office, Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
631Public Trust Office 1/1/1979 29/5/2013
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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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Subordinate Series

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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
19469Indexes to Protective Management Files 10/1/1865 2/6/1982
19115Master Card Index 1/1/1916 31/12/1998
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
15553Insanity Files [Supreme Court, Southern District, Brisbane]Related
19451Protected Person Files (Voluntary)Mental health patient files
20687Protective Management Files - CairnsBrisbane Office previously administered this series.
20410Protective Management Files - GladstoneFrom 1982, Regional Offices such as Gladstone assumed responsibility for Protective Management Files of mental health patients' estate files previously administerd by the Brisbane Office
20335Protective Management Files - IpswichMental health patient files
19467Protective Management Files - RedcliffeMental health patient files
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Publication Notes

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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources

Insanity Act 1884
Mental Hygiene Act 1938
Mental Health Act 1962
Public Curator Act 1915
Public Trustee Act 1979
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This series of Protective Management files, originally titled "Insanity" files, consists of mental health patients' estate files. These files were created by the Curator in Insanity Office (from 1885) and subsequent offices including the Public Curator Office, and the current Public Trust Office Brisbane, to administer the estates of the mentally ill in accordance with various Acts (see Information Sources). Files created between 1885 and 1893 were titled "Old Insanity" files.

The titles of the files vary over time in accordance with the terms used in the Acts, namely: Insanity files 1885 - no. 10788,1941; Mental Hygiene files, no, 10789, 1941 - no. 21818, 1963; Mental Health files no. 1, 1963 - no. 9520, 1981; from 1982, Protective Management files allocated the Public Trust Office computer DMS numbers 350000 - 368080.

The contents of individual files also vary over time but include forms, correspondence and various documents which contain personal details and may contain date/s of admission to and discharge from institution/s, and date of death; inter-departmental correspondence related to financial, court and police matters; financial accounts which may include statements of assets and liabilities, bank, insurance, and tax documents, property details, etc.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 334, Protective Management Files - Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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