State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts.

Series S1137 - CORRESPONDENCE

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AU WA S1137

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CORRESPONDENCE

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  • 1853-08-15 - 1859-11-16 (Creation)

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AU WA A442 - CONVICT ESTABLISHMENT (1850-01-01 - 1887-04-30)

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In 1850 a Board of Directors of convict prisons was set up in England. Fremantle Prison was built as a convict establishment by the British government in the 1850s as a result of the decision taken in 1849 to transport British felons to Western Australia. The last convict arrived in Western Australia in 1868 and Fremantle Prison was transferred to the colonial government in 1886. The transfer of the Imperial Convict Establishment and the Imperial Invalid Depot was completed on 30 April 1887.

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AU WA A1920 - HOUSING AUTHORITY

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The Housing Authority is a statutory authority established under the Housing Act 1980 to provide and improve housing and accommodation in Western Australia. The Authority also provides housing for State Government employees through administration of the Government Employees Housing Act 1964
The Housing Authority assists the Minister for Housing to administer the following Acts: Country Housing Act 1998 Government Employees’ Housing Act 1964 Housing Act 1980.

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Copies of correspondence relating to the retirement from office of Mr T M Dixon, Superintendent of the Convict Establishment at Fremantle. Included is a covering letter dated 1960 concerning the original correspondence. This letter to Mrs Hasluck is from M. Mylechreist of Victoria, a great granddaughter of T. Dixon.

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