AU WA A742 - DEPARTMENT OF POST AND TELEGRAPH

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF POST AND TELEGRAPH

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A742

Description area

Dates of existence

1872-01-01 - 1900-12-31

History

A Postmaster-General appears to have been first appointed in 1847. The Post and Telegraph Department was in existence as a separate department by 1872. It operated as a sub-department from this date until 1 January 1901 when these functions were assumed by the Commonwealth.

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Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related unit of description

Series S1585 - LOG BOOKS - EUCLA TELEGRAPH STATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1895-01-01 - 1901-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1897 - TELEGRAMS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1878-08-01 - 1880-10-31

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes