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Series ID5642
Previous System LocationIMM/N1-IMM/N309, PRV8916; SRS5642
TitleFiles Concerning Intending Immigrants and Immigrants Who Arrived in Queensland
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 2/1/1914
End Date 28/11/1944
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes Start and end dates are taken from documents in the files, and are not the dates of arrival in Queensland.

Files of intending migrants to Queensland

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Items Total Items: 10217
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Alphabetical by immigrants' surnames
How To Use Series Although the names in this series are listed, the series is also controlled by the Card Index to Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants (series 5611).

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1514Immigration Department 2/1/1914 11/10/1940
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 11/10/1940 28/11/1944
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Access Category65 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by RTI
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11843
Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
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Subordinate Series

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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
5611Card Index to Personal Files for Nominated Immigrants 1/1/1922 31/12/1933
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Previous Series

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Subsequent Series

Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
13090Dossiers on Assisted Immigrantsimmigrant records
13073References and Medical Certificates [Immigration Department]immigrant files
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Finding Aids

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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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This series consists of files regarding intending immigrants and immigrants who arrived in Queensland between c. 1920 and 1940. The files consist of correspondence to or from prospective immigrants, nominators, immigration agents, various immigration agencies - abroad and in Australia, the Chief Secretary's Office, some courts, etc.

Each file has the immigrant's name and number (i.e. C/5865) on the cover and sometimes the name of the ship. Some documents included in files are:
-Letter to the Immigration Agent with the intention to nominate an individual
-Receipt for Nominated Passage Deposit (has name and address of nominator, who pays the deposit, plus the name and address of nominee/s
-Application for Assisted Passage (with nominee's name, occupation, family members, relationship to nominator, etc.)
-Official Medical Examination papers
-Advice of Booking
-Application for Passage Warrant
-Lad's Agreement Form (re prospective work)
-Other information about immigrant's employment in Australia
Correspondence usually continues until the immigrant's debt regarding the passage to Australia is fully repaid to the Commonwealth.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5642, Files Concerning Intending Immigrants and Immigrants Who Arrived in Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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