AU WA A240 - CHIEF SECRETARY'S DEPARTMENT

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

CHIEF SECRETARY'S DEPARTMENT

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A240

Description area

Dates of existence

1924-04-16 - 1983-03-23

History

The Colonial Secretary's Office was retitled the Chief Secretary's Department on 16 April 1924. The Chief Secretary's Department was responsible for a number of varied functions including Harbour and Lights, Gaols, Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Astronomical Services and Racing.

By 1980, the Department's responsibilities were limited to Prisons, Astronomical Services, Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the Correspondence Despatch Office.

The Department was abolished in 1983.

The Chief Secretaries for Western Australia were:


  • John Michael Drew: 16 April 1924 - 23 April 1930


  • Norbert Keenan, K.C.: 24 April 1930 - 21 september 1931


  • Charles Farquharson Baxter: 14 October 1931 - 24 April 1933


  • John Michael Drew: 24 April 1933 - 27 August 1936


  • William Henry Kitson: 27 August 1946 - 1 April 1947


  • Hubert Stanley Wyborn Parker: 1 April 1947 - 6 April 1950


  • Victor Doney: 6 April 1950 - 23 February 1953


  • Gilbert Fraser: 23 February 1953 - 1 November 1958


  • Arthur McAlister Moir: 13 November 1958 - 2 April 1959


  • Ross Hutchinson: 2 April 1959 - 16 March 1965


  • James Frederick Craig: 16 march 1965 - 3 March 1971


  • Robert Henry Claude Stubbs: 3 March 1971 - 8 April 1974


  • Matthew Ernest Stephens: 8 April 1974 - 20 May 1975


  • Neill McNeill: 5 June 1975 - 10 March 1977


  • Sir Desmond Henry O'Neill: 10 March 1977 - 5 March 1980


  • William Ralph Boucher Hassell: 5 March 1980 - 19 February 1983


  • Joseph Max Berinson: 25 February - 22 April 1983

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Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A245 - REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE (1957-07-01 - 1999-04-14)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A245

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1924-01-01 - 1957-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A95 - DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (1983-03-23 - 1983-12-23)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A95

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1924-01-01 - 1974-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1047 - REGISTRY OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES (1999-04-14 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1047

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

- 1957-06-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A103 - COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE (1828-12-30 - 1924-04-16)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A103

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1924-04-16 - 1983-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A95 - DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (1983-03-23 - 1983-12-23)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A95

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A216 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (1971-01-01 - 1982-08-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A216

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A215 - PRISONS DEPARTMENT [1] (1947-01-01 - 1971-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A215

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A214 - GAOLS DEPARTMENT (1890-01-01 - 1947-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A214

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A245 - REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE (1957-07-01 - 1999-04-14)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A245

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1957-01-01 - 1983-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A256 - LEMNOS HOSPITAL (1926-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A256

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1926-01-01 - 1950-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1005 - PERTH OBSERVATORY (1896-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1005

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1924-01-01 - 1983-03-23

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A280 - REGISTRAR GENERAL'S AND GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN'S DEPARTMENT (1901-01-01 - 1957-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A280

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1924-01-01 - 1957-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A65 - FISHERIES DEPARTMENT [2] (1920-01-01 - 1964-09-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A65

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

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AU WA A1541 - BOARD OF VISITORS - HEATHCOTE MENTAL HOSPITAL (1929-02-22 - 1994-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1541

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

1929-09-22 - 1949-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1542 - BOARD OF VISITORS - LEMNOS HOSPITAL (1926-01-01 - 1997-09-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1542

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

1924-04-16 - 1949-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1540 - BOARD OF VISITORS - CLAREMONT MENTAL HOSPITAL (1921-01-11 - 1993-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1540

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

1924-04-16 - 1949-12-31

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S675 - CORRESPONDENCE FILES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-04-16 - 1983-03-23

Related unit of description

Series S3753 - INDEX CARDS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-04-16 - 1949-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S949 - FILES - UNREGISTERED

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-04-16 - 1983-03-23

Related unit of description

Series S1243 - RECORDS - VARIOUS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - 1983-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S995 - FILES - CENSORSHIP

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1948-01-01 - 1985-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S2031 - FILES (ABORIGINAL MATTERS) - CHIEF SECRETARY'S DEPARTMENT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1920-01-01 - 1926-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S3067 - FILES - DEPARTMENTAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1528 - SHIPPING REGISTERS - DERBY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-04-16 - 1926-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S3171 - FILES - LIQUOR LICENSING

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-04-16 - 1970-07-01

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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