State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

AU WA A34 - CENTRAL BOARD OF HEALTH

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Statutory Authority

Authorized form of name

CENTRAL BOARD OF HEALTH

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A34

Description area

Dates of existence

1886-11-17 - 1911-05-31

History

The Central Board of Health was established by the Public Health Act of 1886 (50 Vict, No. 19). It had responsibility for the Local Boards of Health and was authorised to ensure that the responsibilities of the Local Boards were carried out, and to promulgate regulations.

Initially the only officer attached to the Board was a Secretary. In 1894 the Board appointed its first inspector and in 1898, the Administration of Public buildings was taken over from the Department of Public Works.

The plague epidemic of 1900 marked the next step forward in public health administration, and the staff of the Board was supplemented by 2 permanent inspectors. In 1902, 2 inspectors were appointed to carry out meat inspection at the Fremantle abattoirs and a bacteriological laboratory was established. In 1906, the Board commenced the medical inspection of school children; this work continued for one year only, and was not resumed until 1910. In 1908 the Board added to its functions the inspection, and registration of factories; the Boards Chief Inspector being appointed to act as Chief Inspector of Factories. During this year, the work of supervising and controlling the sanitary services of all Government buildings throughout the State was added to theBoard's activities.

On 1 June 1911 a revised Health Act was proclaimed. The Central Board of Health was abolished and responsibility for administration of the new Health Act was transferred to a Commissioner of Public Health under the control of a Minister of the Crown.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Public Health Act 1886 (50 Vict, No. 19)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A35 - PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1911-06-01 - 1984-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A35

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1886-11-17 - 1911-05-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A36 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1984-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A36

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1886-11-17 - 1911-05-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A36 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1984-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A36

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1984-07-01 - 1899-12-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A35 - PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1911-06-01 - 1984-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A35

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1911-06-01 - 1984-06-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1539 - MEDICAL DEPARTMENT [1] (1850-01-01 - 1906-10-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1539

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1906-10-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1141 - COOLGARDIE SANATORIUM (1905-01-01 - 1915-05-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1141

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1905-01-01 - 1911-05-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A510 - NARROGIN LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH (1902-05-02 - 1911-06-02)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A510

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1902-05-02 - 1911-06-02

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A917 - MT MORGANS LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH (1899-08-02 - 1939-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A917

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1899-08-02 - 1911-05-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A277 - LAVERTON LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH (1899-08-02 - 1930-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A277

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1899-01-01 - 1911-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1223 - WHITBY FALLS HOSPITAL (1897-01-01 - 1972-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1223

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1897-01-01 - 1911-06-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1644 - KALGOORLIE HOSPITAL (1894-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1644

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1894-01-01 - 1911-06-01

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S4017 - SUBJECT INDEXES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1902-01-01 - 1911-05-31

Related unit of description

Series S4018 - FILE REGISTERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1886-01-01 - 1911-05-31

Related unit of description

Series S4019 - NOMINAL INDEX

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1901-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S268 - FILES - GENERAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1588 - MINUTES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1902-08-18 - 1907-03-14

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

AN Cross Reference = 120