Agency Details

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Agency ID2193
TitleGovernment Resident, Moreton Bay
Agency TypeOther agency type
Start Date 8/4/1853
End Date 10/12/1859
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for administration of Moreton Bay settlement

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
1161Colonial Secretary's Office, New South Wales 8/4/1853 10/12/1859
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Agency IDTitleRelationship
2139Clerk of Works, Moreton Bay
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Information Sources

New South Wales Government Gazette 1853, Vol. 1, No. 38, p. 655.
New South Wales Votes and Proceedings 1859-1860, "Statistical Register of New South Wales", Vol. 1, p. 1235, 1246.
New South Wales Votes and Proceedings 1859, "Separation of Moreton Bay", Vol 4, p. 965.
Queensland Government Gazette 1859, 1859-1860, No. 1, pp. 1-3.
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Captain John Clements Wickham was appointed New South Wales Government Resident at Moreton Bay on 8 April 1853, and was given the responsibility of administering the Moreton Bay settlement.

Note: Some of the records attached to this agency are earlier than the agency's 1853 start date. These early records are addressed to the Police Magistrate, Moreton Bay which was the position held by Captain Wickham before his appointment as Government Resident.

The Government Resident, Moreton Bay was responsible to the Colonial Secretary's Office, New South Wales. Captain Wickham was assisted in his duties by a government clerk. This position was temporarily held by Frederick Rawkins (1 Jan 1858 - 22 Feb 1858) then by Charles Carrington (from 24 Feb 1858). The Government Resident was also responsible for H.M. Goal, Brisbane and acted as the Visiting Justice.

The position of Government Resident, Moreton Bay was abolished by the proclamation and publication of the Queen's Letters Patent on 10 December 1859 creating the colony of Queensland.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2193, Government Resident, Moreton Bay
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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