AU WA A407 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A407

Description area

Dates of existence

1836-02-01 - 1986-09-01

History

A government printer was first appointed on February 1836 as a minor office within the Governor's establishment.

In 1870, Richard Pether was appointed Government Printer, as part of the newly established Government Printing Office (ref: Government Gazette, 2 August 1870).

Until 1901, the Government Printing Office was under the Colonial Secretary's Office and between 1901 and 1922 the office was under Treasury. When it became a sub-branch of the Premier's Department in 1920, the functions of the Government Lithography Department, including those of the government photographer, were amalgamated with the Government Printing Office (ref: "Amalgamation of Photo-Litho and Printing Departments", Premier's Department file 1919/0389, Record Series No. 36, Consignment 1496).

The position of Government Photographer, which was administered under the Premier's Department from within the Government Printing Office, was gazetted in 1929 (ref: Government Gazette, 26 July 1929, p. 1716). There were only ever two appointments; John Balmer, 1929-1961, and Ray Penrose, 1961-1985.

Following a functional review of the operations of the Government Printing Office in the 1980s, it re-emerged as the State Printing Division within the Department of Services in September 1986. In 1995 the operations were privatised although as part of the privatisation process, the Government retained a small part of the printing operation and established the State Law Publisher. The role of the State Law Publisher was to continue servicing the overnight document reproduction needs of Parliament, and for the publishing and dissemination of legislation and statutory information including publication of the Government Gazette.

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Internal structures/genealogy

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Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1838 - STATE LAW PUBLISHER (1995-12-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1838

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A409 - STATE PRINT (1990-07-31 - 1995-12-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A409

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1990-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A408 - STATE PRINTING DIVISION (1986-09-01 - 1990-07-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A408

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1986-01-01 - 1990-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A26 - PREMIER'S DEPARTMENT (1898-05-01 - 1983-03-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A26

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1922-01-01 - 1942-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A114 - TREASURY DEPARTMENT (1890-01-01 - 2001-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A114

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1901-01-01 - 1922-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A103 - COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE (1828-12-30 - 1924-04-16)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A103

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1836-01-01 - 1901-01-01

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S941 - FORMS (BLANK)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1850-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S943 - FILES - ADMINISTRATIVE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1916-12-31 - 1923-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S3018 - PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES - 'A' SERIES (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S3032 - REGISTERS - PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES (DUPLICATES) (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1239 - PRINTING SPECIMENS - TAX STAMPS AND CORRESPONDENCE RE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - 1932-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S4594 - JOB REGISTERS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4595 - MISCELLANEOUS GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE RECORDS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1778 - REGISTERS - PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1531 - SUBJECT INDEXES - GOVERNMENT PHOTOGRAPHS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1950-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1532 - REGISTERS - PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1950-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1533 - DUPLICATE PHOTOGRAPH CATALOGUE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1920-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1534 - PHOTOGRAPHIC JOB BOOKS (Draft)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1920-01-01 - 1960-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1535 - BROMIDE ENLARGEMENT REGISTER

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1914-01-01 - 1940-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S794 - WAGES RECEIPT BOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1877-01-01 -

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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