S. Purcell, Mareeba, Archive
Steven Purcell was an Examiner with the Railway Department who, at the end of World War One, became a builder and contractor in the Mareeba district. While the 1920s were boom years, the 1930s brought the Depression, the effect of which can be discerned in these records.
Archive Location: 1L
SP/1 Railway Department, "Rules and Regulations for the Guidance of Employees, 1911” Amendment to Rule II, dated 30 November 1916.
SP/2 Railway Department, "Schedule of Allowances to Employees" Amendment to Clause 70, dated 23 February 1917.
SP/3 Railway Department, "Staff Regulations of 1915" Amendment to Clause 49, dated 1 March 1917.
SP/4 Train notice no. 58, dated 6 June 1917.
SP/5 Train notice no. 158, dated 7 June 1917.
SP/6 Train notice no. 167, dated 14 June 1917.
SP/7 Train notice no. 168, dated 15 June 1917.
SP/8 Department of Railways, "The Railways Act of 1914" Amendment of By-Law 102, dated 19 October 1917.
SP/9 Notice of Election of Employees' Representatives (Northern Division), dated 2 January 1918.
SP/10 Election of Employees’ Representatives. Availability of Ballot boxes.
SP/11 Pamphlet: "Staff Regulations" February 1916.
SP/12 Telegrams (Railway) 1917 – 1919 (15 in all).
SP/13 Memoranda (Railway) 1917 (24 in all).
SP/14 Circular memo no. 17/9, dated 16 February 1917.
SP/15 Miscellaneous correspondence to Examiner S. Purcell from the Locomotive Superintendent, Cairns, between 1917/1918 (37 letters in all).
SP/16 Handwritten train timetable.
SP/17 Circular memo no. 17/94, dated 11 December 1917.
SP/18 Letter re transfer to Loco Branch, dated 5 May 1917.
SP/19 Miscellaneous bills and receipts 1916/1919 (19 in all).
SP/20 Miscellaneous accounts 1922 – 1929. Mainly business but some household accounts (296 in all).
SP/21 Specifications. Building not identified.
SP/22 Workers’ Compensation Acts, 1916 – 1921. Notice of expiry, dated 1 June 1923.
SP/23 Workers’ Compensation Acts, 1916 – 1921. Notice of Acceptance, dated 15 June 1923.
SP/24 Workers' Compensation Acts, 1916 – 1925. Notice of Expiry, dated 1 June 1926.
SP/25 Workers’ Compensation Acts, Notice of Expiry, dated 1 June 1927.
SP/26 State Government Insurance Office (SGIO) Queensland Workers' Compensation (Policy) Department. Policy no. 70591, dated 14 September 1927.
SP/27 SGIO Memo: Agency Instructions re Commission (Life Department), n.d.
SP/28 Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co Ltd., Annual Bonus Certificate
SP/29 Dog Registration Certificate 1919 – 1920.
SP/30 SGIO Queensland. Statement of Adjustment.
SP/31 Receipt for donation to Mareeba District Hospital, dated 9 April 1925.
SP/32 Letter from Woothakata Shire Council re tenders for demolition, dated 10 July 1926.
SP/33 Letter from the District Land Office, Cairns, re lack of compliance with the conditions of improvement to Perpetual Town Lease no 6185, dated 24 July 1926.
SP/34 Surrender of all right, title and interest in and to the lease of Perpetual Town Lease no. 6185. In duplicate and neither signed nor dated.
SP/35 Statement of Votes Polled on the 9 April 1927 for the election of two Councillors for Division No. 3. Woothakata Shire, dated 16 April 1927.
SP/36 Notice re annual rent on Miners' Homestead No 2594, dated 1 May 1927.
SP/37 Receipt re SP/36, dated 3 May 1927.
SP/38 Rate notice, dated 21 May 1928.
SP/39 Mareeba Water Authority. Arrears of Rates, dated 26 February 1929.
SP/40 SGIO (Life Department) Bonus Certificate, 1928.
SP/41 SGIO (Life Department) Bonus Certificate, 1929.
SP/42 Shire of Woothakata. Unpaid rates. Final Notice, dated 26 February 1928.
SP/43 Letter of Attorney for sale of a hut, dated 25 August 1919.
SP/44 Letter from Rev. and Mrs M McDonagh n.d.
SP/45 Letter to W P Montgomery, Solicitor, Atherton, re claims against Jamieson’s Estate. n.d.
SP/46 Miscellaneous accounts, 1930 – 1934 (44 in all).
SP/47 SGIO (Life Department). Bonus Certificate, 1931.
SP/48 SGIO Non-forfeiture Regulations Notice, dated 9 September 1931.
SP/49 SGIO Non-Forfeiture Regulations Notice, dated 6 April 1932.
SP/50 SGIO Life Policy No 695534. Outstanding premiums, dated 14 July 1932.
SP/51 SGIO Workers' Compensation Policy, dated 19 April 1933.
SP/52 Further letter re SP/50, dated 8 May 1933.
SP/53 Further letter re SP/50 and SP/52 dated 18 October 1933.
SP/54 Letter from SGIO Cairns office re SP/53, dated 27 October 1933.
SP/55 Letter from SGIO Cairns office re interim payments.
SP/56 Further letter re SP/55, dated 9 March 1934.
SP/57 Letter from SGIO Cairns office re an order on the State Advances Corporation, dated 18 May 1934.
SP/58 Specifications. Builder not identified.
SP/59 Memorandum from Apprenticeship Office re Ernest William Lepinath, dated 3 August 1934.
SP/60 Letter from the Electrical Workers' Board and Apprenticeship Office re the indenture forms of Ernest William Lepinath, dated 4 September 1934.
SP/61 Letter from B McDonagh re timber quotes, dated 13 June 1934.
SP/62 Further letter from B McDonagh re SP/61.
SP/63 Article: "Federal Cabinet: The Reconstruction," Cairns Post, 27 September 1934.
SP/64 Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners of Australia. Working card. Quarter ending December 1937.
SP/65 Draft. Specifications of work and materials required in the erection of a dwelling.
SP/66 Receipt from the Mareeba Water Authority, dated 31 December 1934.
SP/67 Notice of arrears of water rates.
SP/68 Shire of Woothakata. Rate notes and receipts (6 in all).
SP/69 Letter from the Woothakata Shire Council re arrears of rates, dated 14 November 1930.
SP/70 Letter from the Woothakata Shire Council re the proposed footbridge, Basalt Gully, dated 20 January 1934.
SP/71 Letter from the Woothakata Shire Council re the re-roofing of the Shire Office at Mareeba, dated 15 February 1930.
SP/72 Letter from the Woothakata Shire Council re arrears of water rates, dated 26 March 1934.
SP/73 Letter from the Woothakata Shire Council re quotations for sanitary cabinets, dated 20 April 1934.
SP/74 Voucher for payment of SP/73 and credit towards SP/69 and SP/72, dated 25 June 1934.
SP/75 Letter from B McDonagh re patterns of gates, dated 5 September 1934.
SP/76 P C items page 2. Unidentified and page 1 missing.
SP/77 Letter from the State Advances Corporation (workers’ dwelling) re Building Revival Scheme, dated 9 February 1934.
SP/78 Letter from the State Advances Corporation re improvements to dwelling – M A Adams, Abbot Street, Mareeba, dated 5 April 1934.
SP/79 Letter from State Advances Corporation re payment for SP/78, dated 29 May 1934.
SP/80 Correspondence: Nine letters, both personal and business, which reflect the effect of the depression years on S Purcell as a Builder and Contractor. These letters span the years 1931 to 1934.
SP/81 Commercial Union Assurance Co. Ltd, Renewal certificate, dated 8 November 1930.
SP/82 Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, Renewal notice, dated 28 October 1933.
SP/83 Woothakata Shire Council. Rate notice for year ending 31 December 1941.
SP/84 Receipt from Lawson & Son, dated 1 March 1941.
SP/85 Pamphlet: "The Mutual Provident Messenger," Vol 38, No 3, 1 March 1929.
SP/86 Pamphlet: "The Mutual Provident Messenger," Vol 38, No 5, 1 May 1928.
SP/87 Pamphlet: "How to Identify Japanese Aircraft," George B Graham, Melbourne, National Press, 1942.
SP/88 Tritton’s catalogue, Brisbane. n.d.
SP/89 Coupon Furniture Co Ltd. catalogue, Brisbane. n.d.
SP/90 Mareeba Joinery Works, catalogue of doors, casements and French lights.