AU WA A617 - GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

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Corporate body

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Department

Authorized form of name

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

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Description identifier

AU WA A617

Description area

Dates of existence

1828-12-30 -

History

The Governor of Western Australia is the personal representative of the sovereign in the State and exercises the powers of the Crown in State Matters. He is the titular head of the Government and performs the official and ceremonial functions attached to the Crown.

The first Governor of Western Australia took office as Lieutenant-Governor, his only authority being a letter of appointment from the Colonial Office dated 30 December 1828. On 14 May 1829, "An Act to provide until the thirty-first day of December 1834 for the Government of His Majesty's Settlement in Western Australia, on the Western coast of New Holland" (10 Geo.IV. No. XXII) received the Royal Assent, but Stirling's Commission as Governor and Commander-in-Chief, with the accompanying Royal Instructions, was not issued until 4 March 1831 and only reached him in Australia at the end of that year.

Although Executive and Legislative Councils were formed at the beginning of 1832 to assist the Governor in the administration of the Colony, the powers of those Councils were restricted. The Governor was subject to the instructions of the Colonial Office and had to report continually, however he was all powerful within the Colony itself. He presided at meetings of both the Executive and Legislative Councils until 1870.

After 1870, by virtue of 33 Vict. No. 13, the Legislative Council became partly elective, and it was presided over by a Speaker. Finally in 1890, Western Australia was granted Responsible Government, and the first Ministry was sworn in on 29 December, 1890.

The last Governor of Western Australia as a Colony was Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Gerard Smith KCMG, whose term of office expired on 29 June 1900 and the first Governor of the State was Captain Sir Arthur Lawley, KCMG, who was sworn in on 1 May 1901.

The first regulations with regard to the conduct of the official business of the Governor's Office were published, with similar regulations for other sections of the Civil Establishment, in August 1834 following the Governor's return from Great Britain.

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AU WA A1200 - ABORIGINES PROTECTION BOARD (1886-01-01 - 1898-04-01)

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AU WA A1200

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1886-01-01 - 1898-04-01

Description of relationship

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AU WA A1589 - GENERAL ROAD TRUST (1838-08-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1589

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1838-08-01 -

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Related function

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Series S2430 - LETTERS PATENT, INSTRUCTIONS, ETC

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Creation

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-

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Series S1415 - INDEX - DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNORS-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Controlling

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1920-01-01 -

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Series S1415 - INDEX - DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNORS-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Creation

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1920-01-01 - 1943-12-31

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Series S1166 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1166 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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1831-03-12 -

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Series S1167 - REGISTERS - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1167 - REGISTERS - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1168 - REGISTERS - DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1168 - REGISTERS - DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1169 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES RELATING TO CONVICTS

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1169 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES RELATING TO CONVICTS

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Creation

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-

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Series S1170 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE HOME OFFICE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1170 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE HOME OFFICE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1171 - DESPATCHES TO GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Controlling

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1886-01-01 -

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Series S1171 - DESPATCHES TO GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Creation

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1886-02-24 -

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Series S1172 - REGISTER - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE HOME OFFICE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1172 - REGISTER - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE HOME OFFICE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1173 - REGISTER - DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY GOVERNOR FROM THE HOME OFFICE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1173 - REGISTER - DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY GOVERNOR FROM THE HOME OFFICE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1174 - GOVERNOR'S CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1174 - GOVERNOR'S CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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- 1899-12-31

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Series S1175 - REGISTER - GOVERNOR'S CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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1877-01-01 -

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Series S1175 - REGISTER - GOVERNOR'S CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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1877-01-01 - 1880-12-31

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Series S1176 - REGISTER - CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1176 - REGISTER - CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1177 - DESPATCHES CONCERNING NAVAL AND CONSULAR MATTERS

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Controlling

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1906-01-01 -

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Series S1177 - DESPATCHES CONCERNING NAVAL AND CONSULAR MATTERS

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Creation

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1906-01-01 - 1912-12-31

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Series S1178 - COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

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-

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Series S1178 - COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

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Creation

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Series S1179 - REGISTER - COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

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-

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Series S1179 - REGISTER - COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

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Creation

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-

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Series S1180 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1180 - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES

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Creation

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-

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Series S1181 - INDEXES - DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE COLONIAL OFFICE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1181 - INDEXES - DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE COLONIAL OFFICE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1182 - DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE GOVERNOR

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1182 - DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE GOVERNOR

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Creation

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-

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Series S1184 - CORRESPONDENCE - COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1851-01-01 -

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Series S1184 - CORRESPONDENCE - COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE

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Creation

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1851-01-01 - 1862-12-31

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Series S1185 - DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, RELATING TO CONVICTS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1185 - DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, RELATING TO CONVICTS

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Creation

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-

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Series S1186 - CIRCULARS

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1186 - CIRCULARS

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Creation

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-

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Series S1187 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1187 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1221 - DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1898-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1221 - DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1898-01-01 -

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Series S1222 - REGISTER - DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1935-01-01 -

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Series S1222 - REGISTER - DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1935-01-01 -

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Series S1223 - CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1844-01-01 -

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Series S1223 - CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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Creation

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1844-01-01 -

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Series S1224 - DESPATCHES RELATING TO CONVICTS RECEIVED FROM THE HOME OFFICE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1224 - DESPATCHES RELATING TO CONVICTS RECEIVED FROM THE HOME OFFICE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1225 - MEMORANDA AND ENCLOSURES

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1225 - MEMORANDA AND ENCLOSURES

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Creation

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-

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Series S1226 - CIRCULARS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1226 - CIRCULARS

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Creation

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-

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Series S1227 - CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1227 - CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

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Creation

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-

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Series S1232 - OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1232 - OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1233 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 -

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Series S1233 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1876-01-01 - 1895-12-31

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Series S1234 - INDEX - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1234 - INDEX - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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-

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Series S1235 - REGISTER - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1235 - REGISTER - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1246 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1246 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S3851 - LAND REGULATIONS - SWAN RIVER COLONY

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Creation

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1828-12-05 - 1834-01-07

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Series S1829 - CERTIFICATES - JUSTICES OF THE PEACE (Draft)

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Creation

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1900-01-01 -

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Series S1346 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1346 - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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1883-01-01 -

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Series S1350 - TELEGRAMS

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Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1350 - TELEGRAMS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - 1881-12-31

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Series S1351 - CORRESPONDENCE - VARIOUS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1351 - CORRESPONDENCE - VARIOUS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

- 1958-12-31

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Series S1352 - REGISTER - CORRESPONDENCE

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Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1352 - REGISTER - CORRESPONDENCE

Role

Creation

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Dates of relationship

1902-01-08 - 1916-12-31

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Series S1353 - CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1353 - CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1863-02-01 - 1962-12-31

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Series S1354 - PROCLAMATIONS, COMMISSIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, HONOURS ETC

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1354 - PROCLAMATIONS, COMMISSIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, HONOURS ETC

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1869-04-14 -

Related unit of description

Series S1355 - MINISTERIAL RESIGNATIONS

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Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1355 - MINISTERIAL RESIGNATIONS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1901-01-01 - 1906-12-31

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Series S1356 - INVENTORIES - FURNITURE

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1356 - INVENTORIES - FURNITURE

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Creation

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1855-06-11 -

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Series S1357 - APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1357 - APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1877-01-01 - 1882-12-31

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Series S1360 - REPORTS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1360 - REPORTS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1870-01-01 - 1881-12-31

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Series S1362 - PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

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Controlling

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-

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Series S1362 - PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

-

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Series S1365 - GOVERNOR'S MESSAGES TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1365 - GOVERNOR'S MESSAGES TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1879-08-08 - 1881-12-31

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Series S1366 - GENERAL ORDERS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1366 - GENERAL ORDERS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1878-02-02 - 1881-12-31

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Series S1367 - GOVERNOR'S MINUTES BOOK - CONVICT FINANCE BOARD

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1367 - GOVERNOR'S MINUTES BOOK - CONVICT FINANCE BOARD

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1852-01-12 - 1854-12-31

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Series S4456 - LETTERBOOKS (OUTWARDS CORRESPONDENCE) - CONVICTS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1851-01-02 - 1868-08-27

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Series S1389 - FILES - VICE REGAL TOURS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1389 - FILES - VICE REGAL TOURS

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Creation

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1955-01-01 -

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Series S1390 - FILES - ROYAL VISITS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

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Series S1390 - FILES - ROYAL VISITS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1920-02-01 -

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Series S1391 - SCRAPBOOKS

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1937-01-01 -

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Series S1391 - SCRAPBOOKS

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Creation

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Dates of relationship

1937-01-01 -

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Series S3955 - INDEX - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES FORWARDED TO GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS

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Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1891-01-12 - 1900-10-06

Related unit of description

Series S4888 - ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES

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Controlling

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Dates of relationship

1865-1868

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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