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Brief guides at Queensland State Archives

Brief guides at Queensland State Archives are designed to give information about some of the popular sets of records held at QSA. The brief guides generally include the types of records you might find on a topic and relevant series of records that may help with research.

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  • Alienation and sale of Crown landsPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing a description of the land sale after auction and land exchanges.

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  • Archives for genealogistsPDF Popular

    Brief guide to the records that may be of interest to those researching a family history.

    17 recent views 273 total views
  • Australian South Sea Islander recordsPDF Popular

    A guide to the records held at Queensland State Archives about Australian South Sea Islander people from their first arrivals to their subsequent repatriation or settlement

    6 recent views 134 total views
  • Boer War recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing series of records, held at Queensland State Archives, relevant to Boer War records

    3 recent views 80 total views
  • Cabinet minutesPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing Cabinet minutes and related series of records held at Queensland State Archives

    4 recent views 62 total views
  • Cemetery recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the series of cemetery records at Queensland State Archives

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  • Citing archival recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing how to cite archival records as a reference.

    2 recent views 61 total views
  • Colonial Secretary’s correspondence 1859–1903PDF Popular

    Brief guide on the Colonial Secretary's Office, and the Colonial Secretary records held at Queensland State Archives.

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  • Company recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing an overview of company records at Queensland State Archives

    4 recent views 77 total views
  • Court recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide outlining the Queensland court system and providing a descriptive list of series of records, held at Queensland State Archives, that pertain to the Queensland courts

    12 recent views 292 total views
  • Dunwich and Eventide recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the series of records, held at Queensland State Archives. for Dunwich and Eventide inmate, staff and administration records

    12 recent views 233 total views
  • Executive Council minutesPDF Popular

    Brief guide on Executive Council minutes and Executive Council indexes to minutes, held at Queensland State Archives

    3 recent views 39 total views
  • FirmsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on series of records, held at Queensland State Archives, of registers of firms and registration of firms

    3 recent views 37 total views
  • Government building recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on government building records at Queensland State Archives, listed by the creating agency and by type of building

    6 recent views 175 total views
  • Government GazettesPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing the series of records held at Queensland State Archives relevant to using Government Gazettes

    3 recent views 246 total views
  • History of your housePDF Popular

    Brief guide listing series of records, held at Queensland State Archives, to assist researchers to find information about the history of their house

    53 recent views 1732 total views
  • Hotel recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide detailing publican license records, held at Queensland State Archives, created by Courts of Petty Sessions and other agencies responsible for liquor licences

    5 recent views 499 total views
  • ImmigrationPDF Popular

    Brief guide explaining assisted immigration before and after 1901, providing definitions of common terms, and the main series of records held at Queensland State Archives.

    4 recent views 115 total views
  • Inquest recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing a description of series of records at Queensland State Archives relevant to inquests and the coroners inquiry

    13 recent views 328 total views
  • Insolvency and liquidation recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing indexes, registers and files, held at Queensland State Archives, for insolvencies and liquidations created by the Supreme Court and the Public Curator

    10 recent views 114 total views
  • Land Agents' recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing series of records held at Queensland State Archives relevant to land agents' records

    5 recent views 248 total views
  • Land CodesPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing a list of land tenure codes, land types and Queensland State Archives' series identifiers

    6 recent views 144 total views
  • Land exchange and Commonwealth acquisition filesPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing the land exchange files and Commonwealth acquisition files held at Queensland State Archives

    1 recent views 43 total views
  • Land tenure recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on land tenure and related records at Queensland State Archives

    6 recent views 310 total views
  • Local history sourcesPDF Popular

    Brief guide on records at Queensland State Archives relevant for researching local history

    3 recent views 108 total views
  • MapsPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing series details for maps, plans and hydrographic charts for genealogical and local history research

    9 recent views 234 total views
  • Mental asylum recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing an overview of mental asylum records at Queensland State Archives

    7 recent views 341 total views
  • Miners' homestead leasePDF Popular

    Brief guide describing the registers and files for mineral and gold field homestead leases, held at Queensland State Archives

    3 recent views 71 total views
  • Mining recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing the series of records, held at Queensland State Archives, that pertain to mining

    3 recent views 100 total views
  • Multicultural groupsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the main series of records, held at Queensland State Archives, containing information about different ethnic and racial groups

    1 recent views 11 total views
  • Murder filesPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the main series of murder records, held at Queensland State Archives, created by the Queensland Police Department

    3 recent views 184 total views
  • NursesPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the main series of records about nurses and nursing held at Queensland State Archives

    3 recent views 82 total views
  • Occupation licencesPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the various records, held at Queensland State Archives, relating to occupation licences under land agent districts

    2 recent views 34 total views
  • Orphanage and children's home recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on records held at Queensland State Archives about orphanages and children's homes

    13 recent views 743 total views
  • Police gazettesPDF Popular

    Brief guide on Queensland police gazettes, and indexes, held at Queensland State Archives

    8 recent views 183 total views
  • Queensland State Archives' record systemPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing descriptions and explanations of how QSA records are arranged

    1 recent views 36 total views
  • Railway locomotive and rollingstock drawingsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the main series of records of railway locomotive and rollingstock drawings held at Queensland State Archives

    6 recent views 62 total views
  • Railway recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the main series of records at Queensland State Archives about railways constructed by or for the Queensland Government

    11 recent views 254 total views
  • Records relating to Aboriginal and Torres ...PDF Popular

    Brief guide on the various records, at Queensland State Archives, relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    4 recent views 112 total views
  • School recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on education records including primary and secondary administration, teacher, and pupil records at Queensland State Archives

    13 recent views 709 total views
  • Shipwreck and boating accident recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on the series of records at Queensland State Archives useful for researching shipwrecks and boating accidents

    3 recent views 34 total views
  • Soldier settlementPDF Popular

    Brief guide on records held at Queensland State Archives pertaining to soldier settlements

    2 recent views 85 total views
  • Special leasesPDF Popular

    Brief guide providing a descriptive list of series of records that pertain to special lease files held at Queensland State Archives

    2 recent views 34 total views
  • State electoral rollsPDF Popular

    Brief guide on historical electoral rolls held at Queensland State Archives, voting in Queensland and electoral districts in Queensland from 1860 to 1871

    8 recent views 337 total views
  • Top-numberingPDF Popular

    Brief guide explaining the administrative system 'Top-numbering' used for inwards correspondence files of some public authorities.

    4 recent views 19 total views
  • Town commonsPDF Popular

    Brief guide about town commons and how to find files at Queensland State Archives

    2 recent views 83 total views
  • Will and intestacy recordsPDF Popular

    Brief guide describing the wills and intestacies held at Queensland State Archives, deposited with the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Public Trust

    25 recent views 646 total views

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Version 1.0
Category Recreation, sport and arts
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Housing and Public Works

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Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government, Brief guides at Queensland State Archives, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 18 June 2019

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