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Research Guides at Queensland State Archives

Research guides at Queensland State Archives are designed to give information about some of the popular sets of records held at QSA. The research 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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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesPDF

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

  • Alienation and sale of Crown landsPDF Popular

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

  • Archives for genealogistsPDF

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

  • Australian South Sea Islander recordsPDF

    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

  • Boer War recordsPDF

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

  • Cabinet minutesPDF

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

  • Cemetery recordsPDF

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

  • Citing archival recordsPDF

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

  • Colonial Secretary’s correspondence 1859–1903PDF

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

  • Company recordsPDF

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

  • Court recordsPDF

    Research 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

  • Dunwich and Eventide recordsPDF

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

  • Executive Council minutesPDF

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

  • FirmsPDF

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

  • Government building recordsPDF

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

  • Government GazettesPDF

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

  • History of your housePDF Popular

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

  • Hotel recordsPDF

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

  • ImmigrationPDF

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

  • Inquest recordsPDF Popular

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

  • Insolvency and liquidation recordsPDF

    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

  • Land Agents' recordsPDF

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

  • Land CodesPDF

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

  • Land exchange and Commonwealth acquisition filesPDF

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

  • Land tenure recordsPDF

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

  • Local history sourcesPDF

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

  • MapsPDF

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

  • Mental asylum recordsPDF

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

  • Miner's homestead leasePDF

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

  • Mining recordsPDF

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

  • Multicultural groups recordsPDF

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

  • Murder filesPDF Popular

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

  • NursesPDF

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

  • Occupation licencesPDF

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

  • Orphanage and children's home recordsPDF Popular

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

  • Police gazettesPDF Popular

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

  • Queensland State Archives' record systemPDF

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

  • Railway locomotive and rollingstock drawingsPDF

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

  • Railway recordsPDF

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

  • School recordsPDF

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

  • Shipwreck and boating accident recordsPDF

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

  • Soldier settlementPDF

    Research guide on records held at Queensland State Archives pertaining to soldier settlement

  • Special leasesPDF

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

  • 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

  • Top-numberingPDF

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

  • Town commonsPDF

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

  • Will and intestacy recordsPDF

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

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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, Research Guides at Queensland State Archives, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 12 August 2020

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