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Queensland - Organisation

Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department (1935 - 1963)

State Government of Queensland

From
5 December 1935
To
26 December 1963
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department

The Health and Home Affairs Department, within the State Children's Department, was established in 1935 to provide care, management and control of orphaned, abandoned and convicted children and their property. Previously, it was known as the Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department. The Department ran Toowoomba Mental Hospital and Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook. Responsibility for State children passed to the Labour and Industry Department in 1963.

Details

Administrative Structure:
The State was divided into 3 Districts: the Southern District (Southern Queensland from Bundaberg to the NSW Border) with a head office in Brisbane; Central District (Mackay to Miriam Vale on the Coast and West along the Central Line) with a district office at Rockhampton; Northern District (North Queensland from the north and West of Townsville) with a district office at Townsville. Each office had inspectors and administrative staff.

Timeline

 1879 - 1911 Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
       1911 - 1935 Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
             1935 - 1963 Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department
                   1963 - 1966 Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department
                         1966 - 1987 Children's Services Department
                               1987 Family and Youth Services Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Family Services Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                                 1996 - 1998 Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
                                                 1996 Department of Family and Community Services
                                                       1996 - 2001 Department of Families, Youth and Community Care
                                                       1998 - 2001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development Department
                                                             2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                             2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                                   2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2012 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Department
                                                                         2012 - 2017 Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department
                                                                               2017 - Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

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Prepared by: Lee Butterworth