The Queensland Blue Books give details of people employed in the Queensland Civil Service for the year of publication and are extremely useful for finding out information on a large number of people during this period. This CD contains 5 years worth of Queensland Blue Books all on the one CD! So you not only have the convenience of having all the information on one CD, but buy this Compendium and you SAVE $$$!!
So many occupations fall into the 'Civil Service' category ... the easiest way to describe what is included is to list the contents listing from one of the Blue Books: Administration of 'Crown Lands Acts of 1868', Asylum Benevolent, Asylum Lunatic, Attorney-General, Auditor General, Board of General Education, Board for Administering Out-door Relief, Botanic Garden, Chief Commissioner of Crown Lands, Chief Inspector of Sheep, Clerks of Petty Sessions, Colonial Secretary, Colonial Store, Commissioner for Railways, Courts District, Courts Insolvency, Courts Supreme, Crown Solicitor, Customs, District Courts-Metropolitan District, District Courts-Northern District, District Courts-Western District, Distilleries and Sugar Manufacturers, Electric Telegraphs, Engineer of Roads-Northern Division, Engraving and Lithographing, Executive Council, Foreign Consuls, Gaols and Penal (Gaol-Brisbane, Gaol-Rockhampton, Gaol-Toowoomba, Penal Establishment-St Helena), Guardians of Minors, Geological Survey, Gold Fields, Government Printer, Government Savings Bank. His Excellency the Governor-in-Chief, Immigration Agent, Insolvency Court, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, Legislative Council and Assembly, Lock Hospitals, Lunatic Reception Houses, Marine Board, Meteorological Observer, Orphan School-Diamantina, Orphan School-St Vincent's, Pensions, Police, Police Magistrates, Portmaster, Postmaster-General, Public Worship, Registrar-General, Secretary-Colonial, Secretary for Public Lands, Secretary for Public Works and Mines etc, Sheriff, Superintendent of Roads and Buildings, Supreme Court, Stamp Duties, Steamer 'Kate', Treasurer-Colonial, Voluneteer Force, and Water Police.
The information in these books has been compiled from "Official Returns in the Registrar-General's Office". Information generally given for each appointment includes: office, name, class under civil service act (ordinary or professional), date of appointment, by whom appointed, and under what instrument, annual salary, date of first appointment under government of Queensland or New South Wales.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2006, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of each year's original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.