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Agency ID390
TitlePublic Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 2/10/1879
End Date 1/12/1911
Date NotesN/A

Administered orphanages

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
32Department of Public Instruction 2/10/1879 1/12/1911
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1740Birralee 2/10/1879 1/12/1911
2493Carramar 2/10/1879 1/12/1911
2478St Vincent's Home, Nudgee 2/10/1879 1/12/1911
11482Diamantina Orphanage 31/12/1879 31/12/1893
1836St Joseph's Orphanage, Mackay 14/4/1880 22/12/1885
1446Meteor Park Orphanage / St Joseph's Home, Neerkol 11/12/1885 1/12/1911
11481Diamantina Receiving Depot 31/12/1893 1/1/1910
2191Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home 1/1/1910 1/12/1911
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Information Sources

Orphanages Act 1879, The Queensland Statutes 1879, No. 16, pp. 65-72.
Queensland Government Gazette 1912, Vol XCVIII, p.133
The Queensland Statutes, Vol. VII, 1911-1913, pp. 5076-5089
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Establishing The Orphanages Act of 1879
Abolishing State Children Act 1911
Administered The Orphanages Act 1879
Infant Life Protection Act 1905
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The Orphanages Branch of the Public Instruction Department was created to administer "The Orphanages Act 1879" which provided for the establishment and management of asylums for orphans as well as deserted and neglected children.

The Branch was responsible under the Act for the care of orphaned and deserted and neglected children.

Secretary for Public Instruction 2 Oct 1879 - 1 Dec 1911


Under the "State Children Act 1911" care for children passed to the Home Secretary's office from 1 Dec 1911.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID390, Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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