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Brief guides

Brief guides are short subject based guides which provide a quick way to identify frequently used records at Queensland State Archives. Titles of the brief guides are listed below.

All guides are available in the Public Search Room at Queensland State Archives or can be viewed online using the links below.


Guide number

Alienation and sale of Crown lands​ (PDF, 131KB) 42​
Archives for genealogists (PDF, 91KB) 10
Australian South Sea Islander records (PDF, 156KB)​ ​51
Birth, death and marriage historical records (PDF, 65KB)​ 24​
Boer War records (PDF, 86KB) 21
Cabinet Minutes (PDF, 76KB) 23
Cemetery records (PDF, 281KB) 30
Citing archival records (PDF, 161KB) 31
Colonial Secretary's correspondence 1859-1903 (PDF, 110KB) 44
Company records (PDF, 178KB) 7
Court records (PDF, 345KB) 22
Dunwich and Eventide records (PDF, 356KB) 26
Executive Council minutes (PDF, 133KB) 40
Firms (PDF, 193KB)​ ​45
Government building records (PDF, 354KB) 11
Government Gazettes (PDF, 137KB) 33
History of your house (PDF, 181KB) 27​​
Hotel records (PDF, 270KB) 14
Immigration records (PDF, 88KB) 16
Inquest records (PDF, 92KB) 12
Insolvency and liquidation records (PDF, 99KB) 17
Land Agents' records (PDF, 73KB) 29
Land exchange and Commonwealth acquisition​ (PDF, 134KB) 52​
Land codes (PDF, 81KB)​ 54​
Land tenure records (PDF, 204KB) 5
Local history sources (PDF, 172KB) 6
Maps (PDF, 112KB) 1
Mental asylum records (PDF, 52KB) ​ 39​
Miners' homestead leases (PDF, 118KB) 48
Mining records (PDF, 146KB) 13
Multicultural groups (PDF, 79KB) 43
Murder files (PDF, 101KB) 32
Nurses (PDF, 373KB)​ 53​
Occupation licences (PDF, 78KB) 37
Orphanages and children's homes (PDF, 104KB) 28
Police Gazettes (PDF, 69KB) 34
Queensland State Archives' record systems (PDF, 145KB) 2
Railway locomotive and rollingstock drawings (PDF, 350KB) 41
Railway records (PDF, 223KB) 3
Records relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (PDF, 91KB) 50
School records (PDF, 326KB) 18
Shipwreck records (PDF, 149KB) 4
Soldier settlement (PDF, 338KB) 35
Special leases (PDF, 87KB) 38
State electoral rolls (PDF, 152KB) 8
Top-numbering (PDF, 101KB) 25
Town commons (PDF, 79KB)​ 47​
Will and intestacy records (PDF, 134KB) 19

Last updated 06 July 2016