State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Series S1200 - FILES - LAND RESUMPTION

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AU WA S1200

Title

FILES - LAND RESUMPTION

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  • 1914-01-01 - (Creation)

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

Administrative history

In 1914 it was decided to add the function of tramways to the WAGR and the agency title was changed accordingly.

A name change occurred again in 1922 to reflect responsibility for the additional function of electricity supply.

Name of creator

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

Administrative history

A change of name from the previous title to reflect responsibility for electricity supply. In 1930 responsibility for ferries was added.

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

Administrative history

A change of title to reflect responsibility for the additional function of ferries. In 1946 responsibility for electricity was given to a separate body.

Name of creator

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

Administrative history

In 1946 responsibility for electricity was given to a separate authority. In 1949, the Department was abolished and two new departments were created - the Department of Railways (2) and the Western Australian Government Tramways & Ferries.

Name of creator

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

Administrative history

The Western Australian Government Railways, Tramways & Ferries was abolished in 1949 and its functions dispersed to the new bodies - Western Australian Government Railways (2) and Western Australian Government Tramways & Ferries.

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Files dealing with land resumptions for railway purposes such as bridges, marshalling yards and railway lines. Names of persons from whom the land was obtained, and lot numbers are often given.
The series also contains files relating to the conveyance of hazardous goods, engineering cadets, bulk handling of wheat, silica hazard to employees and provident investments.
See also WAS 1253, Land resumption files for the Civil Engineering Branch.

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Range Control Symbol = 02340/46-

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