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Series ID4227
Previous System LocationA/35011-A/35044; A/69302-A69335; TR1900/1; TR1158. RSI5046/1-2; SRS4227
TitlePersonal Files for Nominated Immigrants
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 28/12/1924
End Date 3/11/2001
Date Statement Most files listed are for migrants nominated between the 1940s and 1980s
Date Notes Start and end dates indicate the range of dates of documents within files

Files of persons nominated to migrate to Queensland

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Items Total Items: 82051
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Departmental NumbersN1-N177A; 1946/5 - 1965/56672; 76510 - 120,003 (numbers are only for names listed)
System of Arrangement Various including chronological by year and numerical by file number from 1946 - 1965, then numerical by file number
How To Use Series Search by name or consult the card index for names not yet listed (Series ID: 5611)

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1514Immigration Department 28/12/1924 11/10/1940
1849State Migration Office 31/10/1946 30/7/1981
10634Welfare Services Department, Migrant Services Division 30/7/1981 1/2/1984
10635Bureau of Ethnic Affairs 1/2/1984 1/9/1997
9385Multicultural Affairs Queensland 1/9/1997 3/11/2001
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Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11843
Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
5611Card Index to Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants 1/1/1946 31/12/1995
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Names of immigrants are being added regularly to the item list
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These files were created by the Immigration Department and subsequent agencies. The files contain documents relating to the nomination/sponsorship of migrants to Queensland, their subsequent travel to Australia and settlement if successful. The files also record details for nominations which were cancelled, deferred or unsuccessful.

The files may include the following documents: correspondence with nominator, personal/group nomination forms, report from local Police Officer (Queensland Police Force) regarding the suitability of the nominator and the accommodation available, x-ray examination report and x-rays, medical examination report, immigrant's interview form, correspondence between Chief Medical Officer (Commonwealth of Australia) and the immigrant's doctor and statement of vaccinations.

The files may also include correspondence between the Department and the immigrant relating to the immigrant's health, accommodation, employment, return to country of origin and nomination of other persons. Access to these files is provided by on-going listing of names available as items, the card index to nominated immigrants and the card index to nominators, which are arranged alphabetically by name of nominee and by name of nominator, respectively.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 4227, Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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