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Series ID5611
Previous System LocationIMM/318-IMM/365 (PRV8906); C/974 (RSI 2537); C/1173-C/1290, C/1361 (RSI14244); SRS5611
TitleCard Index to Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1908
End Date Circa 31/12/1995
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Registers of, and indexes to files of, persons nominated to migrate to Queensland

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Items Total Items: 173
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetical by surname of nominee.
How To Use Series There are separate alphabetical card indexes to nominated immigrants:
A-Z 1908 - 1922 (IMM/318 - 350)
A-Z 1922-1933 (IMM/351-365)
A-Z 1946 (C/974)
A-Z 1947 (C/974)
A-Z 1946-1947 (C/1361)
A-Z 1946-1985 (C/1173-C/1290)
A-Z 1972-1995

C/974 and C/1361 were separated from the main index and have a different numbering system, i.e. '46/736', while cards/files from later years have a single running number i.e. '92689'. Researchers interested in 1946-1947 should consult all four indexes containing those years.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1514Immigration Department 1/1/1908 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 31/12/1995
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Access Category0 Years
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Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11843
Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
Restriction DetailsN/A
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These cards record information regarding persons who were nominated or sponsored to immigrate to Queensland between 1908 and 1995, and also serve as indexes for two series of files regarding nominated immigrants:

Items 868979 - 868993 provide an index to Series 5642 (Files Concerning Intending Migrants and Migrants who Arrived in Queensland, 1922-1933), and

Items 868994 - 869113 provide an index to Series 4227 (Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants, 1946-1995). Please note that these indexes are incomplete and they do not cover all immigrant files in Series 4227.

Cards also exist for persons who made inquiries about immigration to Queensland, rejected applicants, applicants who returned to their country of origin etc.

Card headings have provision for the following information: file number; name, address and trade of the nominee; name and address of the nominator and his/her relationship to the nominee; form of passage; schedule number; date; name of spouse and children and their ages; details of arrival such as ship's name and date. Other details may include occupation of spouse; whether the relevant file has been destroyed (details recorded on the back of the card); other information relating to the nominee's settlement in Queensland such as initial government accommodation or first address in Queensland. Some cards contain only the name of the applicant and the file number. Only a handful of the cards in consignment 3 (1985-1995) have information about nominators. The information contained in these cards is mostly duplicated in the Card Index to Nominators (RSI14228) which is arranged alphabetically by nominator.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5611, Card Index to Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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