State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

AU WA A580 - DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND RAILWAYS

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND RAILWAYS

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A580

Description area

Dates of existence

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

History

Prior to 1877, public works had been administered by the Colonial Secretary's Office . In that year, a Director of Public Works was appointed, and in the following year he was also given the title of Commissioner of Railways. In 1879 the Director of Public Works became a member of the Executive Council. That year may be taken as the date when the Department attained its independent existence. In 1890 the Department was separated into two departments, the Department of Works & Buildings and the Western Australian Government Railways, the former becoming the Public Works Department.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: The Railways Act 1878

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A33 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS [1] (1890-10-01 - 1914-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A33

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A7 - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (1901-01-01 - 1985-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A7

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A587 - DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND BUILDINGS (1890-10-01 - 1900-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A587

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A586 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TRAMWAYS AND FERRIES (1949-04-22 - 1958-01-15)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A586

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A585 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS [2] (1949-04-22 - 2000-12-17)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A585

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A584 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS AND FERRIES (1946-07-01 - 1949-04-22)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A584

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A583 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS, FERRIES AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (1930-07-01 - 1946-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A583

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A582 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (1922-07-01 - 1930-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A582

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A581 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS (1914-07-01 - 1922-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A581

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1879-12-31 - 1890-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1192 - PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (2003-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1192

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1194 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS COMMISSION (2000-12-17 - 2003-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1194

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A9 - BUILDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (1985-01-01 - 1995-09-11)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A9

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1985-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S4585 - RECORD OF SERVICE REGISTERS - RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4586 - INDEXES - RECORD OF SERVICE REGISTERS WAGR (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S2803 - POLICY AND PRACTICE MANUAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S85 - SURVEYORS FIELD BOOKS AND LEVEL BOOKS [STATE WIDE]

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1884-10-01 - 1890-10-01

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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