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Queensland - Organisation

Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch (1879 - 1911)

State Government of Queensland

From
2 October 1879
To
1 December 1911
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department

The Orphanages Branch of the Public Instruction Department was created to administer The Orphanages Act 1879 which provided for the establishment and management of asylums for orphans as well as deserted and neglected children. The Branch was responsible under the Act for the care of orphaned and deserted and neglected children.The Department ran Townsville Orphanage, Rockhampton Orphanage, Rockhampton Receiving Depot, Diamantina Orphanage, Industrial and Reformatory School for Girls, Toowoomba, Westbrook Reformatory for Boys, Diamantina Reformatory School for Boys and Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home. Under the State Children Act 1911 care for children passed to the Home Secretary's office from 1 December 1911.

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