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Series ID6047
Previous System LocationCUR/W1 - 1148; SRS6047
TitleWill Files - Brisbane
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 9/12/1881
End Date Circa 31/12/1985
Date Statement Most of these files were created by the Public Curator Office between 1916 and 1975
Date Notes Files in this series were created to 1975 but documents may have been added to the files up to 1985.

Deceased Estate files (wills) - Public Curator Office, Brisbane

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Items Total Items: 55320
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Departmental Numbers1 - 56777 (with gaps)
System of Arrangement Numerical by sequential number; roughly chronological by date from which files administered (start date in listing is usually date of death, or approximate file start date)
How To Use Series Names of persons in files created up to the 1930s are listed; names from files created approximately 1933 - 1975 may be found in the Will Registers (Series ID6450). Search the register that covers the date range required and locate the name and number; then request the item from this series that contains the date and number.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
2177Curator Of Intestate Estates Office 9/12/1881 21/2/1891
2176Curator In Intestacy And Insanity Office 21/2/1891 2/10/1893
970Insolvency, Intestacy and Insanity Office, Brisbane 2/10/1893 1/1/1916
1170Public Curator Office, Brisbane 1/1/1916 1/1/1979
631Public Trust Office 1/1/1979 31/12/1985
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Access and Restrictions

Access Category75 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 631
Public Trust Office
Restriction DetailsN/A
Regulation Details
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Subsequent Series

Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
4486Supreme Court (Southern) Ecclesiastical Files (Wills)deceased estate files
17793Will Files - TownsvillePublic Curator deceased estate files
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Copyright Status

Copyright State of Queensland
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Information Sources


This series consists of files of wills administered by the Public Curator Office, Brisbane (and previous agencies). Files may include wills, orders to administer, affidavits, instructions papers, notices to creditors, financial statements, and related correspondence.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 6047, Will Files - Brisbane
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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