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Series ID5640
Previous System LocationIMM/182-IMM/187 (PRV8874); SRS5640
TitleFiles Concerning Missing Migrants
Parent Series
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Start Date 9/5/1923
End Date 4/6/1942
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Immigrants whose whereabouts in Australia were unknown

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Items Total Items: 180
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetical by immigrant's surname
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
1514Immigration Department 9/5/1923 4/6/1942
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category30 Years
Access ProcedureClearance procedure not required.
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11843
Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Items have been name-listed. Note: there are gaps in the alphabetical sequence - Surnames D - L; T - Y are included.
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Information Sources


This series consists of files with correspondence to and from various immigration agencies Australia-wide, with inquiries regarding the whereabouts of missing migrants. In most cases the purpose of inquiries concerns the missing person's unsettled debt to the Commonwealth, i.e. his/her assisted passage to Australia.

Information provided may include the ship's name, date of arrival, the "Agreement" between the Commonwealth of Australia and the prospective immigrant about his/her passage rate, employment in Australia, other people's sightings of the the missing person, etc.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5640, Files Concerning Missing Migrants
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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