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Agency ID107
TitleColonial Secretary's Office
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 10/12/1859
End Date 6/8/1896
Date NotesEnd date is date of name change from Colonial Secretary to Home Secretary
Abstract

The Colonial Secretary initially administered all matters except those of the Colonial Treasurer and Attorney-General.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
14031Pastoral Holdings (Run Files) 1/10/1850 19/1/1860
17925Reserve Files 1/1/1856 7/8/1866
11937Index to Names of Applicants for Appointment to Various Positions 1/1/1859 31/12/1860
5318Applications for appointments and prisoner petitions 1/1/1859 31/12/1870
6786Gall Estrays [Gall Collection] 1/1/1859 6/8/1896
6692Draft Copies of Correspondence 17/8/1859 19/6/1863
19715Local Government Executive Registers 6/9/1859 6/8/1896
21052Objects 1/10/1859 1/4/1886
10393Register of Lands Alienated 7/11/1859 10/12/1859
13924Run Registers 10/12/1859 19/1/1860
19890Publications 10/12/1859 10/2/1862
19806Architectural and Engineering Drawings of Public Buildings 10/12/1859 2/4/1862
1162Architectural Drawings of Public Buildings 10/12/1859 2/4/1862
19807Index cards to drawings of public buildings 10/12/1859 2/4/1862
5425Photographs of Government Buildings 10/12/1859 2/4/1862
20561Heritage photographs of Queensland children's homes, buildings and people 10/12/1859 1/1/1876
5333Miscellaneous Letterbooks 10/12/1859 30/12/1876
20871Oaths and Affirmations 10/12/1859 1/4/1886
20937Miscellaneous Legal papers 10/12/1859 6/8/1890
5253Inwards Correspondence 15/12/1859 24/7/1896
11936Registers of Letters Received 15/12/1859 31/12/1896
10394Registers of Lands Alienated 19/12/1859 2/4/1862
14026Sales of Crown Land and Special Leases 19/12/1859 2/4/1862
12734Letterbooks [Colonial Architect/Government Architect] 29/12/1859 2/4/1862
6906Index - Detail Ledger No. 2, Buildings [Public Works Department] 1/1/1860 2/4/1862
13920Index to Lessees of Runs 1/1/1860 2/4/1862
12735Miscellaneous Correspondence - Public Buildings [Colonial Architect] 1/1/1860 2/4/1862
13922Registers of Run Lessees 1/1/1860 2/4/1862
18005Special Lease Files 1/1/1860 2/4/1862
12681Votes of Expenditure for Public Works 1/1/1860 2/4/1862
20786Photographs 1/1/1860 1/4/1886
162Electoral Rolls 1/1/1860 6/8/1896
10397Indexes to Land Purchases 6/1/1860 8/4/1862
12726Cash Book [Colonial Architect] 1/2/1860 2/4/1862
12651Cash Book 27/2/1860 2/4/1862
5271Letterbook Relating to Public Works 15/3/1860 1/4/1862
20974Registers of Letters Patent 19/3/1860 1/4/1886
20973Indexes to Registers of Letters Patent 26/3/1860 1/4/1886
12649Register of Letters Received 3/4/1860 2/4/1862
10373Registers of Land Purchase Deeds under Pre-Emptive Right 24/6/1860 8/4/1862
47Triplicate Deeds of Grant - Land Purchase A Registers 28/8/1860 31/12/1862
46Triplicate Deeds of Grant - Town Lot B Registers 30/8/1860 31/12/1862
17690Architectural Drawings of Public Buildings 1/1/1861 2/1/1862
17970Road Case Files 1/1/1861 2/4/1862
21253Surveyor Field Books (Queensland Rail Heritage Collection) 1/1/1861 30/9/1863
5360Departmental Letterbooks 1/1/1861 30/12/1876
11933Indexes to Registers of Letters Received 1/1/1861 31/12/1877
11940Indexes to Letterbooks of Letters to Other Departments 1/1/1861 31/12/1883
11942Correspondence Relating to Local Government 1/1/1861 6/8/1896
5372Extra-Colonial Letterbooks 3/1/1861 31/12/1883
10362Registers of Errors in Deeds 4/1/1861 8/4/1862
6693Miscellaneous Correspondence and Papers 11/1/1861 1/4/1886
10366Register of Sales in Agricultural Reserves 13/3/1861 8/4/1862
10363Registers of Special Grants 7/9/1861 8/4/1862
8400Special Batches 5/11/1861 6/8/1896
13757Correspondence Received [Land and Works Department] 1/1/1862 2/4/1862
19866Drawings of Restored and Redeveloped Buildings and Sites 1/1/1862 2/4/1862
17972Special Purchase Files 1/1/1862 2/4/1862
11939Indexes to Letterbooks of Miscellaneous Letters 1/1/1862 31/12/1883
17280Public Service Staff Lists 1/1/1863 4/12/1889
11941Indexes to Extra-Colonial Letterbooks 1/1/1864 31/12/1883
6332Indentures Issued by the Syndicat Des Gens De Travail 1/5/1864 5/11/1870
12745Abstract and Acquittances of Allowances of Persons Employed in the Government Printing Office 12/11/1864 17/5/1867
3741Electoral District Atlases and Maps 1/1/1865 6/8/1896
5428Burial Registers 1/4/1865 1/1/1875
17187Statistical Register of Queensland 1/1/1867 31/12/1871
5247Executive Council Submissions and Minutes - Colonial Secretary's Office/Home Secretary's Office 1/1/1867 6/8/1896
5249Indexes to Executive Council Minutes - Colonial Secretary's Office/Home Secretary's Office 1/1/1867 6/8/1896
15185Register of Prisoners' Petitions for Remission 1/1/1869 31/12/1870
11926Register of Various Police Magistrate and Court of Petty Sessions Positions 1/1/1870 31/12/1887
11918Register of Officers Employed 1/1/1870 6/8/1896
5321Despatches Written by the Agent-General for Queensland, London 22/2/1870 1/4/1886
9640Indexes to Estate Registers 22/3/1870 1/1/1885
5384Batch and Miscellaneous Subject Files 1/1/1871 1/4/1886
19420Card Register of Miners Homestead Leases 1/3/1871 12/7/1873
35Miners Homestead Lease Files 23/9/1871 12/7/1873
19713Local Government Miscellaneous Approvals 1/1/1872 6/8/1896
19418Registers of Miners Homestead Leases 18/1/1872 12/7/1873
5322Letterbooks of Letters Sent to the Agent-General, London 1/7/1872 1/9/1893
11908Letterbook of Letters Sent to the Governor 14/5/1873 19/12/1879
11934Indexes to Letterbooks of Letters to the Agent-General for Queensland, London 1/1/1874 31/12/1883
6772General Cash Books (Colonial Secretary, Home Secretary and Chief Secretary) 1/1/1874 6/8/1896
10568Papers Relating to Mutual Surrender of Fugitive Criminals Between Governments 28/3/1874 8/3/1890
11923Postage Book 15/12/1874 15/11/1875
11924Vouchers Receipt Book (Colonial Secretary) 9/9/1875 12/3/1884
6610Monthly Records of Expenditure 1/7/1876 31/10/1881
11913Register of Applications for Employment etc. 1/1/1877 31/12/1879
5370General Letterbooks 2/1/1877 6/8/1896
11917Orders in Council and Proclamations, Mainly Relating to Quarantine 15/3/1877 9/4/1877
11919Register of Minutes Prepared for Cabinet 25/7/1877 18/11/1878
9229Registers of Justices of the Peace 1/1/1878 1/4/1886
5320Register of Electoral Districts, Returning Officers, Polling Places and Electoral Registrars 1/1/1878 6/8/1896
13006File Number Register for Letters to and from the Agent-General, London 1/1/1879 31/12/1881
6609Register of Provisional Certificates 1/1/1879 31/12/1891
11909Register of Letters to and from the Agent-General for Queensland, London 1/2/1879 31/12/1882
11935Report of the Inquiry Into the Working of the Agent- General for Queensland's Office in London 2/4/1880 14/10/1880
15143Registers of Indents 1/1/1881 1/4/1886
15144Correspondence Batches Respecting Appointments of Justices of Peace 1/1/1883 1/4/1886
11915Ledger of Amounts Voted to Cemetery Boards 1/1/1883 6/8/1896
1885South Kennedy District Maps - J Series 1/1/1884 31/12/1884
12744Letterbook of Letters Written by the Government Health Officer 1/1/1884 3/6/1892
5374Indexes to General Letterbooks 1/1/1884 6/8/1896
2322Log Book of Queensland Government Schooner "Mavis" 15/7/1884 5/8/1885
4597Log Books of Q.G.S.Y. "Lucinda" 29/12/1884 1/4/1886
17224Register of Officers, Civil Service Board 1/1/1885 4/12/1889
4356Health & Home Affairs/Education Department Batch Files 7/1/1885 6/8/1896
1043Premier's Batch Files 28/1/1885 1/4/1886
5248Register of Matters for Consideration by the Executive Council 16/12/1885 14/7/1890
6601Register of Letters Sent to Gaols, and Prison Reports 1/1/1886 31/12/1886
6588Requisition Book 1/1/1886 31/12/1886
6599Prisons Provisions' Order Book 1/2/1886 22/12/1886
18138Miscellaneous Subject Batches 28/5/1886 6/8/1896
11932Receipt Butts 1/12/1887 26/8/1890
6219Staff Files 1/6/1888 4/12/1889
5323Stamp Accounts Book 20/8/1888 18/10/1888
11907Letterbook of Financial Statements, Letters and Memorandums 1/1/1889 6/8/1896
6584Register of Applications for Situations in the Gaol Service 8/7/1889 6/8/1896
6575Superannuation Registers 1/1/1890 6/8/1896
16523Log of the Queensland Government Steamer 'Albatross' 22/1/1890 4/8/1890
11922Authority Books 1/2/1890 6/8/1896
11920Register of Applications for Employment 1/1/1891 31/12/1891
12999Register of Stage Licences 1/1/1891 6/8/1896
3935Registers of Letters Received Relating to Local Authorities 1/1/1891 6/8/1896
11914Registers of Relief Given to Aborigines 1/1/1891 6/8/1896
6608Draft Bill on Local Government 15/7/1891 24/9/1891
11928Press Cuttings and Memoranda Book Concerning Deputations 15/7/1891 6/8/1896
11929Register of Pauper Relief 1/1/1892 31/12/1893
11927Diaries of the Engagement of Government Steamers 1/1/1892 31/12/1894
6763Attendance Book of Employees of the Colonial Secretary's Office 4/1/1892 27/7/1893
13002Opinion Book 7/2/1892 6/8/1896
11945Registers of Blank Covers (B.C.) Received and Sent 3/1/1893 30/12/1893
5869Photographs of Brisbane River, Town and Shafston Reach (Including 1893 Flood) 1/2/1893 31/12/1894
6767Account Book of Relief Office 1/1/1894 6/8/1896
6766Ledger of Accounts of Government Officials and Property - various towns and institutions 1/1/1894 6/8/1896
4354Miscellaneous Items and Correspondence [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander files] 1/1/1894 6/8/1896
11916Press Cutting Book Relating to A North Queensland Tour 18/4/1894 12/5/1894
13015Numerical Indexes to Correspondence Registers 1/1/1896 6/8/1896
20277Commission of Inquiry Report [Royal Commission on Local Government] 6/5/1896 13/6/1896
13000Ledger of Amounts Voted to Local Authorities in Aid of Roads and Bridges 1/7/1896 6/8/1896
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1827Small Debts Court, Warwick 21/12/1846 29/7/1896
2144Commissioner for Crown Lands, Moreton District 10/12/1859 19/1/1860
1057Commissioner of Crown Lands, Darling Downs 10/12/1859 19/1/1860
1182Commissioner of Crown Lands, Leichhardt District 10/12/1859 19/1/1860
10425Commissioner of Crown Lands, Wide Bay and Burnett 10/12/1859 19/1/1860
2377Native Police 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
2524Police Department, Water Police Unit 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
1555Police Station, Dalby 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
2779Police Station, Drayton 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
1257Police Station, Gayndah 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
1563Police Station, Gladstone 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
11554Police Station, Goondiwindi 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
1982Police Station, Maryborough 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
2428Police Station, Rockhampton 10/12/1859 1/1/1864
669Court of Petty Sessions, Brisbane 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
691Court of Petty Sessions, Dalby 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
702Court of Petty Sessions, Gayndah 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
704Court of Petty Sessions, Gladstone 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
718Court of Petty Sessions, Ipswich 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
758Court of Petty Sessions, Maryborough 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
775Court of Petty Sessions, Nanango 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
738Court of Petty Sessions, Rockhampton 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
423Court of Petty Sessions, Taroom 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
805Court of Petty Sessions, Warwick 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
2463Small Debts Court, Brisbane 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
1784Small Debts Court, Gladstone 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
1791Small Debts Court, Ipswich 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
1815Small Debts Court, Rockhampton 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
1822Small Debts Court, Taroom 10/12/1859 29/7/1896
10315Brisbane Municipal Council 10/12/1859 6/8/1896
8455Ipswich Hospital Board of Management / Ipswich Hospitals Board 10/12/1859 6/8/1896
102Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 10/12/1859 6/8/1896
264Surveyor General's Department 23/12/1859 2/4/1862
1514Immigration Department 30/12/1859 1/4/1886
2016Police Station, Nanango 1/1/1860 1/1/1864
1592Police Station, Taroom 1/1/1860 1/1/1864
1381Medical Board of Queensland 1/1/1860 6/8/1896
630Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 6/1/1860 6/8/1896
1579Inspector General of Police 13/1/1860 7/9/1860
728Crown Lands Office 19/1/1860 2/4/1862
994Ipswich Municipal Council 3/3/1860 6/8/1896
1489Office of Agent-General for Queensland, London 9/10/1860 1/4/1886
11250Lunatic Asylum, Brisbane 1/11/1860 10/1/1865
1899Toowoomba Municipal Council 24/11/1860 5/8/1896
1500Court of Petty Sessions, Bowen 1/1/1861 29/7/1896
2698Magistrate's Office, Maryborough 1/1/1861 29/7/1896
751Court of Petty Sessions, Leyburn 3/1/1861 29/7/1896
1573Police Station, Leyburn 22/1/1861 1/1/1864
2505Warwick Municipal Council 25/5/1861 6/8/1896
1548Police Station, Bowen 1/1/1862 31/12/1862
2192Government Printing Office 10/2/1862 6/8/1896
2782Police Station, Roma 1/1/1863 1/1/1864
792Court of Petty Sessions, Springsure 1/1/1863 29/7/1896
2472Small Debts Court, Springsure 1/1/1863 29/7/1896
2135Court of Petty Sessions, Roma 3/1/1863 29/7/1896
706Court of Petty Sessions, Goondiwindi 25/3/1863 29/7/1896
5018Police Department, Metropolitan North Region, Brisbane Central District Office 9/4/1863 1/1/1864
2156Court of Petty Sessions, Calliope 26/5/1863 31/12/1864
11209Dalby Municipal Council 21/8/1863 6/8/1896
754Court of Petty Sessions, Mackay 4/9/1863 29/7/1896
580Colonial Stores 11/10/1863 1/4/1886
681Court of Petty Sessions, Clermont 23/12/1863 29/7/1896
1772Small Debts Court, Clermont 23/12/1863 29/7/1896
468Brisbane Board Of Waterworks 29/12/1863 31/12/1889
3086Court of Petty Sessions, St George 23/2/1864 29/7/1896
674Court of Petty Sessions, Cardwell 8/7/1864 29/7/1896
676Court of Petty Sessions, Charleville 21/12/1864 29/7/1896
1767Small Debts Court, Charleville 21/12/1864 29/7/1896
11482Diamantina Orphanage 1/1/1865 1/1/1876
220Wolston Park Hospital 10/1/1865 6/8/1896
10626Balmoral and Bulimba Cemetery Trust 16/3/1865 6/8/1896
793Court of Petty Sessions, St Lawrence 22/9/1865 29/7/1896
422Court of Petty Sessions, Tambo 13/12/1865 29/7/1896
776Court of Petty Sessions, Nebo 29/1/1866 29/7/1896
802Court of Petty Sessions, Townsville 1/2/1866 29/7/1896
1825Small Debts Court, Townsville 1/2/1866 6/8/1896
11022Townsville Municipal Council 15/2/1866 6/8/1896
10624Nundah Cemetery Trust 25/6/1866 6/8/1896
1255Cardwell Cemetery Trust 19/9/1866 6/8/1896
337Board of General Education 1/10/1866 31/12/1875
890Gayndah Municipal Council 1/12/1866 5/8/1896
2478St Vincent's Home, Nudgee 15/12/1866 1/1/1876
1192Court of Petty Sessions, Burketown 29/4/1867 29/7/1896
861Dunwich Benevolent Asylum 1/5/1867 6/8/1896
922HM Penal Establishment, St Helena 18/5/1867 6/8/1896
1797Small Debts Court, Leyburn 31/12/1867 29/7/1896
8761Small Debts Court, Maryborough 31/12/1867 29/7/1896
1810Small Debts Court, Nanango 31/12/1867 29/7/1896
1811Small Debts Court, Nebo 31/12/1867 29/7/1896
1503Court of Petty Sessions, Gympie 9/1/1868 29/7/1896
1786Small Debts Court, Gympie 9/1/1868 29/7/1896
1501Court of Petty Sessions, Normanton 20/5/1868 29/7/1896
747Court of Petty Sessions, Kilkivan 15/7/1868 29/7/1896
1794Small Debts Court, Kilkivan 15/7/1868 29/7/1896
690Court of Petty Sessions, Cunnamulla 16/12/1868 29/7/1896
1776Small Debts Court, Cunnamulla 16/12/1868 29/7/1896
2131Court of Petty Sessions, Gilberton 1/7/1869 6/11/1889
663Court of Petty Sessions, Beenleigh 1/7/1869 29/7/1896
10620Bald Hills and Sandgate Cemetery Trust 26/8/1869 6/8/1896
785Court of Petty Sessions, Ravenswood 17/6/1870 29/7/1896
2471Small Debts Court, Ravenswood 17/6/1870 29/7/1896
801Court of Petty Sessions, Toowoomba 1/8/1870 29/7/1896
1777Small Debts Court, Toowoomba 1/8/1870 29/7/1896
667Court of Petty Sessions, Blackall 2/9/1870 29/7/1896
1763Small Debts Court, Blackall 2/9/1870 29/7/1896
10622Brisbane General Cemetery Trust 7/10/1870 6/8/1896
11210Dalby Cemetery Trust 8/11/1870 6/8/1896
717Court of Petty Sessions, Inglewood 17/11/1870 29/7/1896
705Court of Petty Sessions, Goodna 1/1/1871 29/7/1896
2134Court of Petty Sessions, Western Creek 1/2/1871 29/7/1896
11370Reformatory School for Boys - Hulk 'Proserpine' 15/3/1871 1/2/1881
1498Court of Petty Sessions, Aramac 4/5/1871 29/7/1896
1759Small Debts Court, Aramac 4/5/1871 29/7/1896
564Office of the Chief Inspector of Stock 1/6/1871 6/8/1896
10754Bundaberg School of Arts 1/7/1871 6/8/1896
683Court of Petty Sessions, Cloncurry 22/9/1871 29/7/1896
1774Small Debts Court, Cloncurry 22/9/1871 29/7/1896
2164Court of Petty Sessions, Mount Perry 29/12/1871 29/7/1896
1806Small Debts Court, Mount Perry 29/12/1871 29/7/1896
2040Court of Petty Sessions, Georgetown 11/1/1872 29/7/1896
7129Small Debts Court, Georgetown 11/1/1872 29/7/1896
670Court of Petty Sessions, Bundaberg 8/3/1872 29/7/1896
1764Small Debts Court, Bundaberg 8/3/1872 29/7/1896
11850Court of Petty Sessions, Stanthorpe 17/5/1872 29/7/1896
11851Small Debts Court, Stanthorpe 17/5/1872 29/7/1896
1690Office of the Registrar of Brands 1/7/1872 6/8/1896
701Court of Petty Sessions, Gatton 1/8/1872 29/7/1896
1781Small Debts Court, Gatton 1/8/1872 29/7/1896
677Court of Petty Sessions, Charters Towers 23/8/1872 29/7/1896
1768Small Debts Court, Charters Towers 23/8/1872 29/7/1896
1905Townsville Cemetery Trust 31/8/1872 5/8/1896
712Court of Petty Sessions, Home Hill 18/7/1873 29/7/1896
763Court of Petty Sessions, Mitchell 29/7/1873 29/7/1896
1802Small Debts Court, Mitchell 29/7/1873 29/7/1896
760Court of Petty Sessions, Millchester 19/9/1873 11/11/1879
2132Court of Petty Sessions, Maytown 16/12/1873 29/7/1896
10932Redcliffe Cemetery Trust 1/1/1874 6/8/1896
684Court of Petty Sessions, Cooktown 16/1/1874 29/7/1896
777Court of Petty Sessions, Nerang 5/3/1874 29/7/1896
2469Small Debts Court, Nerang 5/3/1874 29/7/1896
3698Court of Petty Sessions, Tiaro 1/5/1874 29/7/1896
10621Tingalpa Cemetery Trust 25/9/1874 6/8/1896
1223Electoral Registrar, Normanby 20/11/1874 5/8/1896
605Cooktown Municipal Council 3/4/1876 6/8/1896
2128Court of Petty Sessions, Byerstown 21/7/1876 29/7/1896
799Court of Petty Sessions, Thornborough 11/8/1876 29/7/1896
675Court of Petty Sessions, Charleston 11/10/1876 29/7/1896
671Court of Petty Sessions, Cairns 27/10/1876 29/7/1896
1765Small Debts Court, Cairns 27/10/1876 29/7/1896
1824Small Debts Court, Thornborough 18/1/1877 6/8/1896
11207Charters Towers Municipal Council 21/6/1877 6/8/1896
2413Police Station, Thursday Island 19/7/1877 1/1/1885
803Court of Petty Sessions, Veresdale 19/7/1877 19/2/1890
800Court of Petty Sessions, Thursday Island 19/7/1877 29/7/1896
2704Small Debts Court, Thursday Island 19/7/1877 29/7/1896
11695Cooktown Cemetery Trust 31/8/1877 6/8/1896
10623Lutwyche Cemetery Trust 31/8/1877 6/8/1896
688Court of Petty Sessions, Crows Nest 28/9/1877 29/7/1896
781Court of Petty Sessions, Port Douglas 7/12/1877 29/7/1896
2470Small Debts Court, Port Douglas 7/12/1877 29/7/1896
1193Court of Petty Sessions, Hughenden 8/3/1878 29/7/1896
1788Small Debts Court, Hughenden 8/3/1878 29/7/1896
626Court of Petty Sessions, Augathella 11/7/1878 29/7/1896
759Court of Petty Sessions, Miles 22/8/1878 29/7/1896
745Court of Petty Sessions, Isisford 13/11/1878 29/7/1896
682Court of Petty Sessions, Cleveland 4/2/1879 29/7/1896
6928Court of Petty Sessions, Highfields 18/3/1879 6/8/1895
695Court of Petty Sessions, Emerald 18/12/1879 29/7/1896
1779Small Debts Court, Emerald 18/12/1879 29/7/1896
9632Woolloongabba Divisional Board 9/1/1880 1/1/1881
773Court of Petty Sessions, Muttaburra 18/3/1880 29/7/1896
716Court of Petty Sessions, Ingham 7/4/1880 29/7/1896
1790Small Debts Court, Ingham 7/4/1880 29/7/1896
2136Court of Petty Sessions, Sandgate 3/6/1880 29/7/1896
2848Court of Petty Sessions, Esk 30/6/1880 29/7/1896
1959Court of Petty Sessions, Morven 14/7/1880 29/7/1896
1803Small Debts Court, Morven 14/7/1880 29/7/1896
2137Court of Petty Sessions, Winton 11/8/1880 29/7/1896
2474Small Debts Court, Winton 11/8/1880 29/7/1896
698Court of Petty Sessions, Eulo 18/8/1880 29/7/1896
779Court of Petty Sessions, Petrie 4/11/1880 29/7/1896
1812Small Debts Court, Petrie 4/11/1880 29/7/1896
2267Inspector of Pacific Islanders 15/12/1880 1/4/1886
11371Reformatory School for Boys, Lytton 1/2/1881 6/8/1896
2733Industrial School for Girls, Toowoomba 1/4/1881 6/8/1896
711Court of Petty Sessions, Herberton 20/5/1881 29/7/1896
1787Small Debts Court, Herberton 20/5/1881 29/7/1896
1086Licensing Board, Bogantungan 2/7/1881 1/1/1886
680Court of Petty Sessions, Chinchilla 28/7/1881 29/7/1896
1508Court of Petty Sessions, Windorah 28/7/1881 29/7/1896
1771Small Debts Court, Chinchilla 28/7/1881 29/7/1896
810Court of Petty Sessions, Yuleba 19/10/1881 29/7/1896
1832Small Debts Court, Yuleba 19/10/1881 29/7/1896
2459Roma Hospital Board 23/11/1881 6/8/1896
703Court of Petty Sessions, Gin Gin 3/2/1882 29/7/1896
1783Small Debts Court, Gin Gin 3/2/1882 29/7/1896
791Court of Petty Sessions, Southport 8/7/1882 29/7/1896
1819Small Debts Court, Southport 8/7/1882 29/7/1896
1191Court of Petty Sessions, Bollon 1/1/1883 29/7/1896
1502Court of Petty Sessions, Innisfail 13/6/1883 29/7/1896
1782Small Debts Court, Innisfail 13/6/1883 29/7/1896
628Court of Petty Sessions, Ayr 6/7/1883 29/7/1896
622Court of Petty Sessions, Adavale 12/7/1883 29/7/1896
3676Court of Petty Sessions, Howard 5/10/1883 29/7/1896
1087Licensing Board, Pine Hill 25/10/1883 1/1/1886
1814Small Debts Court, Pine Hill 25/10/1883 30/12/1886
806Court of Petty Sessions, Watsonville 9/5/1884 31/12/1890
1828Small Debts Court, Watsonville 9/5/1884 31/12/1890
804Court of Petty Sessions, Walkerston 9/5/1884 29/7/1896
1826Small Debts Court, Walkerston 9/5/1884 29/7/1896
1088Licensing Board, Watsonville 10/5/1884 1/1/1886
2074Howard Cemetery Trust 31/5/1884 6/8/1896
666Court of Petty Sessions, Birdsville 25/7/1884 29/7/1896
500Polson Cemetery Trust 26/11/1884 6/8/1896
757Court of Petty Sessions, Marburg 17/12/1884 29/7/1896
2044Court of Petty Sessions, Pentland 17/12/1884 29/7/1896
2175Curator In Insanity Office 1/1/1885 21/2/1891
1474Patent Office 1/1/1885 19/6/1895
1479Pharmacists Board of Queensland 14/5/1885 6/8/1896
89Cairns Municipal Council 28/5/1885 5/8/1896
729Court of Petty Sessions, Jericho 14/8/1885 29/7/1896
1792Small Debts Court, Jericho 14/8/1885 29/7/1896
697Court of Petty Sessions, Eton 30/10/1885 29/7/1896
871Electoral Registrar, Herberton 1/12/1885 28/7/1896
1084Licensing Authority, Watsonville 1/1/1886 31/12/1890
1073Licensing Authority, Charleville 1/1/1886 29/7/1896
11253Licensing Authority, Croydon 1/1/1886 29/7/1896
1075Licensing Authority, Cloncurry 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
10728Licensing Authority, Emerald 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
1284Licensing Authority, Gympie 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
1078Licensing Authority, Herberton 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
1081Licensing Authority, Thornborough 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
1082Licensing Authority, Townsville 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
1083Licensing Authority, Warwick 1/1/1886 6/8/1896
2740Office of the Registrar of Friendly Societies, Brisbane 1/1/1886 31/12/1896
797Court of Petty Sessions, Tallebudgera 5/3/1886 29/7/1896
1821Small Debts Court, Tallebudgera 5/3/1886 29/7/1896
689Court of Petty Sessions, Croydon 19/3/1886 29/7/1896
2464Small Debts Court, Croydon 19/3/1886 29/7/1896
2534District Registrar, Herberton 1/5/1886 29/7/1896
627Court of Petty Sessions, Ayton 8/10/1886 29/7/1896
3680Court of Petty Sessions, Laidley 8/10/1886 29/7/1896
8766Small Debts Court, Laidley 8/10/1886 29/7/1896
661Court of Petty Sessions, Barcaldine 30/12/1886 29/7/1896
1761Small Debts Court, Barcaldine 30/12/1886 29/7/1896
1072Licensing Authority, Barcaldine 30/12/1886 6/8/1896
9631Windsor Shire Council 11/2/1887 6/8/1896
658Court of Petty Sessions, Hungerford 31/5/1887 29/7/1896
624Court of Petty Sessions, Arrilalah 3/6/1887 29/7/1896
1760Small Debts Court, Arrilalah 3/6/1887 29/7/1896
623Court of Petty Sessions, Alpha 29/6/1887 29/7/1896
3705Court of Petty Sessions, Caboolture 22/7/1887 29/7/1896
648Court of Petty Sessions, Mount Morgan 6/10/1887 29/7/1896
1164Small Debts Court, Mount Morgan 6/10/1887 29/7/1896
870Electoral Registrar, Dalby 17/11/1887 5/8/1896
1510Electoral Registrar, Innisfail 17/11/1887 5/8/1896
693Court of Petty Sessions, Eidsvold 18/11/1887 29/7/1896
1778Small Debts Court, Eidsvold 18/11/1887 29/7/1896
2744State Electoral Office, Returning Officer, Woothakata 30/12/1887 29/7/1896
9622South Brisbane Borough Council 7/1/1888 6/8/1896
1454North Pine Cemetery Trust 20/1/1888 6/8/1896
2167Court of Petty Sessions, Woombye 29/2/1888 29/7/1896
1499Court of Petty Sessions, Boonah 23/3/1888 29/7/1896
796Court of Petty Sessions, Table Top 17/5/1888 11/9/1890
789Court of Petty Sessions, Brisbane South 11/7/1888 29/7/1896
458Court of Petty Sessions, Jundah 18/7/1888 29/7/1896
790Court of Petty Sessions, Kolan South 26/9/1888 29/7/1896
1818Small Debts Court, Kolan South 26/9/1888 29/7/1896
609Coorparoo Shire Council 24/10/1888 6/8/1896
1894Registrar of Titles Office 1/12/1888 19/6/1895
764Court of Petty Sessions, Montalbion 5/6/1889 29/7/1896
1805Small Debts Court, Montalbion 5/6/1889 29/7/1896
787Court of Petty Sessions, Rosewood 18/9/1889 29/7/1896
1816Small Debts Court, Rosewood 18/9/1889 29/7/1896
10402Cleveland Divisional Board 4/1/1890 29/7/1896
662Court of Petty Sessions, Beaudesert 19/2/1890 29/7/1896
1762Small Debts Court, Beaudesert 19/2/1890 29/7/1896
750Court of Petty Sessions, Landsborough 14/5/1890 29/7/1896
157Prisons Department 1/1/1891 6/8/1896
10845Court of Petty Sessions, Texas 8/1/1891 29/7/1896
10844Small Debts Court, Texas 8/1/1891 29/7/1896
2130Court of Petty Sessions, Eungella 21/1/1891 5/11/1891
10837Bowen Bridge Board 31/1/1891 6/8/1896
743Cardwell Divisional Board 30/5/1891 5/8/1896
130Laidley Divisional Board I 30/5/1891 5/8/1896
2138Court of Petty Sessions, Wooroorooka 12/6/1891 29/7/1896
287Adavale Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
291Allora Municipal Council 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
294Antigua Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
11610Banana Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
317Barolin Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
318Barron Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
320Bauhinia Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
324Beenleigh Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
350Brassall Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
360Bundamba Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
547Burrum Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
549Caboolture Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
556Carpentaria Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
578Cloncurry Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
606Coomera Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
896Gogango Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
903Gooburrum Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
11065Goolman Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
914Granville Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
11859Inglewood Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
246Kedron Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
1877Tamborine Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
11863Waggamba Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
11121Wangaratta Divisional Board 1/7/1891 29/7/1896
813Daintree Divisional Board 1/7/1891 6/8/1896
11325Esk Divisional Board 1/7/1891 6/8/1896
936Hann Divisional Board 1/7/1891 6/8/1896
11021Murilla Divisional Board 1/7/1891 6/8/1896
10385Mackay Municipal Council 8/7/1891 29/7/1896
11865Glastonbury Divisional Board 9/7/1891 4/1/1895
1895Toombul Divisional Board 9/7/1891 28/7/1896
1925Walloon Divisional Board 9/7/1891 28/7/1896
1935Waterford Divisional Board 9/7/1891 28/7/1896
11866Widgee Divisional Board 9/7/1891 28/7/1896
1950Woongarra Divisional Board 9/7/1891 28/7/1896
356Broadsound Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1013Kilkivan Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1377Maroochy Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1434Murweh Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1436Mutdapilly Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1444Nebo Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1447Nerang Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1450Normanby Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1472Paroo Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1647Purga Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1683Rawbelle Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1686Redcliffe Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1746Rosewood Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1835Southport Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1873Tabragalba Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1885Thuringowa Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1889Tinana Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1891Tingalpa Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
11214Wambo Divisional Board 9/7/1891 29/7/1896
1880Tarampa Divisional Board 9/7/1891 5/8/1896
11870Gympie Borough Council 9/7/1891 6/8/1896
1483Pine Divisional Board 9/7/1891 6/8/1896
346Booroodabin Divisional Board 23/7/1891 29/7/1896
357Bulimba Divisional Board 23/7/1891 29/7/1896
1957Wynnum Divisional Board 23/7/1891 29/7/1896
9638Balmoral Divisional Board 23/7/1891 6/8/1896
8711Enoggera Divisional Board 23/7/1891 6/8/1896
9637Hamilton Divisional Board 23/7/1891 6/8/1896
10768Indooroopilly Divisional Board 23/7/1891 6/8/1896
1853Stephens Divisional Board 23/7/1891 6/8/1896
829Diamantina Divisional Board 31/7/1891 29/7/1896
10747Chambers Flat Cemetery Trust 13/10/1891 6/8/1896
2841Court of Petty Sessions, Mungindi 29/10/1891 29/7/1896
752Court of Petty Sessions, Longreach 13/11/1891 29/7/1896
1798Small Debts Court, Longreach 13/11/1891 29/7/1896
1379McKinlay Divisional Board 12/12/1891 29/7/1896
770Court of Petty Sessions, Muldiva 17/12/1891 24/7/1894
1079Licensing Authority, Muldiva 17/12/1891 24/7/1894
2468Small Debts Court, Muldiva 17/12/1891 24/7/1894
9656Black Gully Bridge Board 13/2/1892 4/8/1894
786Court of Petty Sessions, Redcliffe 25/2/1892 29/7/1896
2133Court of Petty Sessions, Percyville 2/9/1892 29/7/1896
678Court of Petty Sessions, Childers 22/9/1892 29/7/1896
1769Small Debts Court, Childers 22/9/1892 29/7/1896
3734Friday Island Lazaret 27/10/1892 6/8/1896
2220Stradbroke Island Lazaret 25/11/1892 6/8/1896
664Court of Petty Sessions, Biggenden 4/3/1893 29/7/1896
7105Small Debts Court, Biggenden 4/3/1893 29/7/1896
1220Court of Petty Sessions, Mareeba 8/11/1893 29/7/1896
1799Small Debts Court, Mareeba 8/11/1893 29/7/1896
753Court of Petty Sessions, Lowood 1/1/1894 29/7/1896
2098Charleville Municipal Council 21/3/1894 6/8/1896
326Belmont Divisional Board 3/11/1894 29/7/1896
11226Isisford Cemetery Trust 15/5/1895 6/8/1896
3710Court of Petty Sessions, Dunwich 27/6/1895 29/7/1896
3704Court of Petty Sessions, Cabarlah 6/8/1895 29/7/1896
2847Small Debts Court, Kynuna 6/8/1895 29/7/1896
2163Court of Petty Sessions, Stonehenge 6/11/1895 29/7/1896
1820Small Debts Court, Stonehenge 6/11/1895 29/7/1896
699Court of Petty Sessions, Fischerton 1/4/1896 29/7/1896
1780Small Debts Court, Fischerton 1/4/1896 29/7/1896
1076Licensing Authority, Fischerton 1/4/1896 6/8/1896
696Court of Petty Sessions, Eromanga 10/6/1896 29/7/1896
2465Small Debts Court, Eromanga 10/6/1896 29/7/1896
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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Blue Book 1859-60, p. 31
Queensland Blue Book 1895, p. 18
Queensland Blue Book 1896, p. 20
Queensland Government Gazette 1859, No 1, pp. 1-5
Queensland Government Gazette 1862, Vol III, p. 163
Queensland Government Gazette 1895, Vol LXIV, p. 345
Queensland Government Gazette 1896, Vol LXVI, No 38, p. 345
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Aliens Act of 1867
Bakers and Millers Acts
Bank Holidays Act of 1877
Brands Acts [Horses, Cattle, and Sheep]
Butchers Acts
Careless Use of Fire Prevention Act of 1865
Cattle Droving Act of 1852
Cemetery Act of 1865
Census Acts
Charitable Institutions Management Act of 1885
Contagious Diseases Act
Constitution Act of 1867
Courts of Conciliation Act of 1892
Diseases in Animals Acts
Divisional Boards Act of 1887
Dog Act of 1835
Elections Acts
Fencing Act of 1861
Fire Brigades Acts
Hawkers and Peddlers Acts
Health Acts
Hospitals Acts
Impounding Acts
Industrial and Reformatory Schools Acts of 1865
Insanity Act of 1884
Justices Act of 1886
Leprosy Act of 1892
Licensing Acts
Local Government Acts
Local Authorities (Joint Action) Act of 1886
Marsupials Destruction Act of 1892
Medical Act of 1867
Native Birds Protection Acts
Native Labourers Protection Act of 1884
Offenders Probation Act of 1886
Party Processions Acts
Pharmacy Act of 1884
Offenders Probation Act of 1886
Marsupials Destruction Act of 1892
Police Acts
Prisons Act 1890
Quarantine Act of 1886
Religious, Educational, and Charitable Institutions Act of 1861
Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages Acts
Small Debts Court Acts
Sale of Food and Drugs Acts
Sale and Use of Poisons Act of 1891
Stock Returns Act of 1893
Theatres Act of 1850
Totalisator Restriction Acts
Undue Subdivision of Land Prevention Act of 1885
Valuation and Rating Act of 1890
Water Police Acts


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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
Robert George Wyndham Herbert, Queensland's first Colonial Secretary, was appointed by Governor Bowen on 10 December 1859 following the proclamation and publication of the Letters Patent establishing the colony.

Abram Orpen Moriarty, the first Under Colonial Secretary, appointed on 15 December 1859, was largely responsible for the administrative structure of the Colonial Secretary's Office. This structure, which remained basically unaltered until 1896, provided the foundation for the creation of new, separate departments. Under the immediate control of the Colonial Secretary was a small head office with a number of first, second and third grade clerks, each with a specific function. The records preserved in this office constitute the Colonial Secretary's Office record group.

On 6 August 1896, the name of the office was changed from Colonial Secretary to Home Secretary.

FUNCTIONS:
In 1859 the Colonial Secretary's function was defined negatively, being responsible for all matters not the responsibility of the Colonial Treasurer or the Attorney-General. With the creation of the position of Chief Secretary in 1886, the Colonial Secretary/Home Secretary became responsible for internal matters while the Chief Secretary controlled external matters.

In 1862, however, the Colonial Secretary's functions included:

Legislative matters
Naval and military establishments, including the volunteer corps
Foreign correspondence
Immigration
Land orders
Electric telegraph
Gaols
Registration and statistics
Aboriginal affairs
Patents, registration of
Trademarks, registration of
Brands, registration of
Local government
Police including Petty Sessions and Native Police
Prisons, administration of
Reform Schools
Insanity - asylums
Hospitals and charitable institutions
Public health
Medical board and pharmacy board
Medical establishments, including quarantine, vaccination, and lunatic asylums
Colonial stores
Proclamations, commissions and other instruments under the Great Seal
Naturalization of aliens
Ecclesiastical establishments
Public education
Literary and scientific institutions
Savings' Banks
Printing, government
Advertising, government
Government vessels
Remission and Execution of Sentences
Naval and Military Authorities' Correspondence
Correspondence with Consuls of Foreign States

AGENCIES CONTROLLED:
Courts of Petty Sessions 1859 - 1896
Police and Police Magistrates 1859 - 1896
Government Printer 1862 - 1896
Lock Hospitals 1870 - 1896
Industrial and Reformatory Schools 1881 - 1896
Asylums for the Insane 1861 - 1896
Reception Houses for the Insane 1870 - 1896
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID107, Colonial Secretary's Office
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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