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Series ID7289
Previous System LocationA/18525-A/18534; RSI910
TitleOfficial Visits Files
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Start Date Circa 1/1/1954
End Date Circa 31/3/2002
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Premier's Department correspondence regarding visits by royalty and other officials to Queensland

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 1/1/1954 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 7/12/1989
397Department of the Premier, Economic and Trade Development 7/12/1989 26/2/1996
15Department of the Premier and Cabinet 26/2/1996 31/3/2002
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Department of the Premier and Cabinet
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This series comprises records relating to the coordination and arrangement of official visits made by foreign dignitaries holding Guests of the Queensland Government Status.

It includes the coordination of official visits to Queensland by Heads of State, Heads of Government, the Royal Family and other foreign royalty, Ministers of State, Sister State delegations or diplomatic or consular representatives. The series may also include official visits made by the Premier, Queensland Governor, and other dignitaries to commemorations, exhibitions, etc. organised by the Department as well as overseas official visits undertaken by the Premier.

Visits by the Royal family include:
- Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Phillip in March 1963
- H. R. H. Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Mrs Angus Ogilvy and The Honorable Angus Ogilvy in September - October 1978
- Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in March 1979
- Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh for the X11 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, 30 September-9 October 1982; H.M.Y Britannia aquatic welcome on 29 September 1982 with Prince Phillip on board
- Duke and Duchess of Kent opened the Queensland Performing Arts Complex 18 - 25 April 1985
- Duke and Duchess of York in October 1988

Documents may include final visit itineraries, correspondence with stakeholders, official visit program booklets, VIP biographical data and related research notes, Premier's briefing notes, meeting notes, memoranda, security coordination and funding details.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 7289, Official Visits Files
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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