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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.

 Publications

Guide number

Archives for genealogists (PDF, 56KB) 10
Australian South Sea Islander records (PDF, 110KB)​ ​51
Birth, death and marriage historical records (PDF, 38KB)​ 24​
Boer War records (PDF, 51KB) 21
Cabinet Minutes (PDF, 53KB) 23
Cemetery records (PDF, 186KB) 30
Citing archival records (PDF, 55KB) 31
Colonial Secretary's correspondence 1859 - 1903
(PDF, 49KB)
44
Company records (PDF, 146KB) 7
Court records (PDF, 328KB) 22
Deed Poll records (PDF, 32KB) 20
Dunwich and Eventide records (PDF, 163KB) 26
Executive Council minutes (PDF, 77KB) 40
Firms (PDF, 130KB)​ ​45
Government building records (PDF, 304KB) 11
Government Gazettes (PDF, 87KB) 33
Hotel records (PDF 251KB) 14
Immigration records (PDF, 142KB) 16
Inquest records (PDF, 68KB) 12
Insanity/Mental asylum records (PDF, 52KB) 39
Insolvency and liquidation records (PDF, 87KB) 17
Land Agents' records (PDF, 39KB) 29
Land codes (PDF, 52KB)​ 54​
Land tenure records (PDF, 179KB) 5
Local history sources (PDF, 145KB) 6
Maps (PDF, 104KB) 1
Miners' homestead leases (PDF, 78KB) 48
Mining records (PDF, 128KB) 13
Multicultural groups (PDF, 49KB) 43
Murder files (PDF, 73KB) 32
Naturalisation records (PDF, 42KB) 15
Nurses (PDF, 113KB)​ 53​
Occupation licences (PDF, 41KB) 37
Orphanages and children's homes (PDF, 72KB) 28
Police Gazettes (PDF, 43KB) 34
Queensland State Archives' record systems (PDF, 63KB) 2
Railway locomotive and rollingstock drawings (PDF, 297KB) 41
Railway records (PDF, 204KB) 3
Records relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (PDF, 51KB) 50
Road cases (PDF, 39KB) 36
School records (PDF, 288KB) 18
Shipwreck records (PDF, 119KB) 4
Soldier settlement (PDF, 293KB) 35
Special leases (PDF, 80KB) 38
State electoral rolls (PDF, 129KB) 8
Top-numbering (PDF, 32KB) 25
Town commons (PDF, 50KB)​ 47​
Tracing the history of your house (PDF, 137KB) 27
Will and intestacy records (PDF, 132KB) 19


Last updated 05 May 2014