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AU WA S1242




  • 1943-01-01 - 1953-12-01 (Creation)
  • 1943-01-01 - 1950-12-31 (Accumulation)

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AU WA A152 - STATE HOUSING COMMISSION (1947-01-01 - 1985-09-01)

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The State Housing Commission was established under the State Housing Commission Act 1946. This act abolished the previous Worker's Homes Board.

The functions of the Commission were to:

  • provide for the erection and disposal of houses;

  • provide financial advances for housing, and;

  • administer the State Housing Commission Fund, established under the State Housing Commission Act.

The Housing Act 1980 repealed the 1946 Act, increased the Commission from five members to seven members and allowed the Commission to purchase land for the purposes of the Act.

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AU WA A162 - WORKERS' HOMES BOARD (1912-02-20 - 1947-01-01)

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The Workers' Homes Board was constituted under the Workers' Homes Act 1911 to consist of three members. Its function was to provide for the erection and disposal of houses and to provide for housing.

In 1930, the Housing Trust Fund was set up by the Housing Trust Act 1930 to be administered by the Workers' Homes Board.

The State Housing Act of 1946 repealed 1911 Workers' Homes Act, thus abolishing the Board. In its place was established the State Housing Commission.

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In November 1954, when State Housing Commission files relating to operations under the Building Operations and Building Materials Control Act (No 26 of 1945) were destroyed, a small number of files were selected to provide a representative sample of building applications as well as to indicate the types of building operations.

Among them are applications for new buildings or alterations, additions and repairs to existing buildings (including the types of buildings - e.g.: shops, factories, churches, dwellings, hotels, shearing, milking sheds, etc.).

Control of ordinary building materials ceased on 1 June 1952 and of industrial materials on 1 December 1953.


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Range Control Symbol = 1943/455 -

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