Series S1720 - CORRESPONDENCE FILES - SHIPS

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AU WA S1720

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CORRESPONDENCE FILES - SHIPS

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  • 1913-01-01 - (Creation)

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AU WA A770 - STATE STEAMSHIPS SERVICE (1912-05-04 - 1918-12-31)

Administrative history

The State Steamships Service was established in May 1912, largely in response to a request for an improved shipping service to north west ports. The name was changed to that of State Shipping Service in 1919. The State Steamships Service was controlled by the Fremantle Harbour Trust from 1913 to 1918.

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AU WA A771 - STATE SHIPPING SERVICE (1919-01-01 - 1979-01-01)

Administrative history

The State Shipping Service was established following a change in name from the State Steamships Service in 1919. With the passing of the WA Coastal Shipping Commission Act in 1965, a Commission consisting of three persons was established to control intra-state and overseas shipping.

The Coastal Shipping Commission continued to trade as the State Shipping Service until 1979 when the annual report of the Commission refers to the Commission "trading as Stateships" for the first time.

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AU WA A772 - STATESHIPS (1979-01-01 -)

Administrative history

Stateships, the trading name of the WA Coastal Shipping Commission, was established following a change of name from the State Shipping Service in late 1979.

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Correspondence received and despatched by the Manager State Ships. After 1940 (approximately) the file titles concern routine matters (in comparison with the files listed in WAS 1721): e.g. individual voyages, or quotes re shipment of cargo. The same file numbers referred to the same correspondence subjects on an ongoing annual basis. See WAS 1739 for a list of annual or `current' files.

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1923-01-01 -

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1924-01-01 - 1971-12-31

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Range Control Symbol = 1/1913 -

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