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Queensland Public Service Index 1864-1948

Published March 2005 ISBN 1 876613 94 7

This index of 65,369 entries lists the name, position, department, location, place, officer, category, division, class, date of birth, date of first appointment, and the page reference in the in either the Queensland Government Gazette or Blue Book, for officers employed in the various departments of the Queensland Public/Civil Service on the first day of January between the years of between 1864 and 1948.

Lists indexed include:
Civil Service:  1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895 and 1896 from the Queensland Government Gazette, 1870, 1872, 1873 and 1879 from the Queensland Blue Book

Public Service: 1897-1917, 1920, 1924-1930 and 1948 from the Queensland Government Gazette

Lists could not be located in the Queensland Government Gazette for 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, or 1931-1947. The Blue Book entries in this database have been compiled from the index to the published lists as have the 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929 Public Service entries. All other entries have been indexed directly from the actual lists.

Further information provided in the Gazette/Blue Book may include the salary (and various allowances), the date from which the salary was received, the date of appointment to present office, and whether under Public Service Acts or Excluded from Acts. Qualifications, where appropriate are also recorded. Many entries provide additional information about the officer in footnotes - some explaining the allowances received (for example, Mileage allowance for use of own motor car (9d. per mile)) and others relating to previous positions held (see accompanying Acrobat files).

Compiled into a database, and searchable on most (but not all) of the following fields, information consists of the following categories.
Given names
Present Office
Date of Birth
Date of Appointment

QFHSdatasearch, developed by the Queensland Family History Society, is a generic interface designed to search genealogy databases. This version features field oriented and keyword searches, Boolean selection, sorting and wildcard searches.

System Requirements: PC with Windows operating system (Win95 or later), CD drive and 20 Mb of free disk space to install QFHSdatasearch.

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