AU WA A1132 - CONVICT FINANCE BOARD

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

CONVICT FINANCE BOARD

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Description identifier

AU WA A1132

Description area

Dates of existence

1851-05-05 - 1872-04-02

History

The Convict Finance Board was formed to prevent "an improvident expenditure in the Convict Department of Western Australia", following instructions received from the Secretary of State in 1851 (Minutes, Cons. 1156/FB1). The Board consisted of three members - the Colonial Secretary, the Comptroller General and the Acting Commissariat General. One of their first motions was to approve the appointment of a paid secretary to take control of the books and keep the accounts. The Board considered applications for the expenditure of funds, payment to be made from the Convict Establishment account.

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Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Despatch No. 4 from the Secretary of State, Earl Grey, 12 January, 1851

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Related function

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S2758 - CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED (CONVICT FINANCE BOARD)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1851-05-05 - 1872-04-02

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Status

Final

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Archivist's notes

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