North Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Archive
The NQSPCA was established in 1896 (as Registered Charity Number 385) by Mrs J M Doyle and Mr H Horn The organisation's original aim was to assist in the prevention of cruelty to all living things, including animals and children. After the formation of the Department of Children's Services, the society focused solely on animal welfare with members taking care of stray or abandoned animals at their own homes until the owners could be located or a new home found.
The society first opened its Townsville Animal Refuge in 1968 on the northern outskirts at the Bohle on land leased from the Townsville City Council. The Animal Refuge was closed during 1972-74 due to damage sustained during Cyclone Althea in late 1971, and lack of funds. After reopening in 1974, the society enjoyed sustained expansion and financial stability, largely attributable to several generous legacies and donations and dedicated NQSPCA committees.
Archive Location: 187R - 188L
NQSPCA/APR - NQSPCA Annual Reports and Presidents' Reports 1939 - 1962 (incomplete).
NQSPCA/APR2 - NQSPCA Annual Reports and President's Reports 1982 and 1985.
NQSPCA/ARC1 - NQSPCA Animal Refuge Correspondence 15/11/1951 - 28/10/1977.
NQSPCA/ARC2 - NQSPCA Animal Refuge Correspondence 17/1/1978 - 3/3/1982.
NQSPCA/AWC1 - Animal Welfare Complaints and Animal Caring Queries 30/9/1947 - 28/9/1962.
NQSPCA/AWC2 - Animal Welfare Complaints and Animal Caring Queries 25/10/1963 - 16/7/1982.
NQSPCA/BYL - NQSPCA - Townsville City Council Correspondence re. Keeping and Registration of Dogs 22/8/1959 - 5/12/1975.
NQSPCA/CB - NQSPCA Cash Book 1/4/1968 - 28/3/1969.
NQSPCA/DD - NQSPCA Destruction and Disposal of Animals 29/3/1950 - 22/1/1979.
NQSPCA/DON1 - Donations to NQSPCA 1/9/1947 - 18/11/1960.
NQSPCA/DON2 - Donations to NQSPCA 2/1/1961 - 25/10/1977.
NQSPCA/DON3 - Donations to NQSPCA 5/7/1978 - 3/3/1982.
NQSPCA/FA - NQSPCA Financial Receipts and Accounts 1974 - 1976 (4 packets).
NQSPCA/FA2 - NQSPCA Financial Statements 1981, 1984 and 1985.
NQSPCA/FC1 - NQSPCA Financial Correspondence 21/7/1950 - 16/9/1970.
NQSPCA/FC2 - NQSPCA Financial Correspondence 4/4/1972 - 10/12/1981.
NQSPCA/FPP - Fetes and Pet Parades 20/12/1957 - 1/6/1981.
NQSPCA/FR1 - NQSPCA Fund-Raising 22/4/1956 - 20/8/1976.
NQSPCA/FR2 - NQSPCA Fund-Raising 28/8/1976 - 14/9/1981.
NQSPCA/IR - NQSPCA Inspector's Reports 1956-1960 and Related Correspondence.
NQSPCA/LD - NQSPCA List of Dogs received from Townsville City Council Round August - November 1978.
NQSPCA/MC - NQSPCA Membership Correspondence 1/8/1956 - 3/3/1982.
NQSPCA/ME - NQSPCA Meetings - 6/11/1953 - 11/6/1980.
NQSPCA/NCP- NQSPCA Newspaper Cuttings and Pamphlets 27/4/1975+.
NQSPCA/NL - Newsletters - October 1979 and Undated Issues.
NQSPCA/PER1 - NQSPCA Personnel Appointments 3/11/1959 - 31/12/1975.
NQSPCA/PER2 - NQSPCA Personnel Appointments 3/1/1976 - 28/9/1981.
NQSPCA/RB - NQSPCA Receipt Book 13/9/1966 - 31/10/1969.