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Series ID5649
Previous System LocationSRS5649
TitleBook of Half-Yearly Returns of Baptisms
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Start Date 1/7/1832
End Date 30/6/1835
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Record of baptisms at Moreton Bay Penal Settlement

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System of Arrangement Chronological in half-yearly period of return
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2753Commandant's Office, Moreton Bay 1/7/1832 30/6/1835
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Queensland State Archives
Restriction DetailsAccess to this series is refused under s.18(3)(a) of the Public Records Act 2002 - Access to original is detrimental to its preservation. Where possible, a copy of the item will be provided.
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(1) J.B. Steele, Brisbane Town in Convict Days 1824 - 1842, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, p.124
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This series consists of half-yearly returns of baptisms at the Moreton Bay penal settlement. These returns were kept in compliance with regulation 26.3 of 1829. (1)

Details are included under the following headings: Name of Children, Name of Parents, Married or Unmarried, Born - Where and When, When Baptised. Many of the entries state Not Baptised. The date of the first birth recorded is 13 August 1832.

This volume contains six series of returns. Some of these series, up to the baptism returns, begin from the back of the book, upside down. At an unknown time, page numbers, starting from the back of the book, have been added in pencil. The baptism returns are on two facing pages, 210 and 211.

This item comprises part of a collection which is inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register (The Convict Records of Queensland 1825 - 1842).

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Queensland State Archives Series ID 5649, Book of Half-Yearly Returns of Baptisms
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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