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Queensland - Organisation

Colonial Secretary (1859 - 1896)

From
10 December 1859
To
6 August 1896
Categories
Government Department

The Colonial Secretary's office in Queensland administered all matters not the responsibility of the Colonial Treasurer or the Attorney-General. The administrative functions of the Colonial Secretary included: Reform Schools, Insanity - asylums, Reception houses for the insane, Hospitals and charitable institutions, Public health, Medical establishments, including quarantine, vaccination, and lunatic asylums. On 6 August 1896, the name of the office was changed from Colonial Secretary to Home Secretary.

Publications

Book Sections

  • Joanne Scott; Ross Laurie; Bronwyn Stevens; Patrick Weller, ''The centre of the government': the Colonial Secretary's Office 1859-1886', in The Engine Room of Government: The Queensland Premier's Department 1859-2001, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2001, pp. 11-45. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Joanne Scott; Ross Laurie; Bronwyn Stevens; Patrick Weller, ''The centre of the government': the Colonial Secretary's Office 1859-1886', in The Engine Room of Government: The Queensland Premier's Department 1859-2001, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2001, pp. 11-45.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth