State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

AU WA A11 - HARBOUR AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

HARBOUR AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A11

Description area

Dates of existence

1880-01-01 - 1982-03-01

History

The Harbour and Light Department was constituted in 1880 under the Chief Harbour Master, Fremantle. The Department was responsible for control of all maritime matters, including lighthouses and other navigation aids and the administration of the shipping and pilotage legislation. The Department controlled the ports of Albany, Vasse (Busselton), Bunbury, Geraldton, Port Irwin and Cossack and it operated lighthouses at Bunbury, Bluff Leading Light, Breaksea Island, Cossack, Fremantle, Point Moore, Port Irwin, Point King, Rottnest Island and Vasse. The Department passed control of Fremantle Port to the Fremantle Harbour Trust in 1903 and to Bunbury and Albany soon afterwards. Control of lighthouses was passed to the Commonwealth in 1915.

Following the passing of the Marine and Harbours Act 1981, the name of the Harbour and Light Department was changed to that of the Department of Marine and Harbours in 1982.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A10 - DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND HARBOURS (1982-03-01 - 1993-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A10

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

- 1982-03-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A71 - FREMANTLE HARBOUR TRUST (1903-01-01 - 1964-11-12)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A71

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

- 1903-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A731 - HARBOUR MASTER - ALBANY (1830-07-01 - 1880-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A731

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

- 1926-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A757 - HARBOUR MASTER - FREMANTLE (1829-08-01 - 1880-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A757

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

- 1903-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A489 - NORTH WEST DEPARTMENT [2] (1939-01-01 - 1948-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A489

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

1939-01-01 - 1948-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1554 - SHARK BAY OFFICE - HARBOUR AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT (1930-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1554

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1930-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1552 - CARNARVON BOAT LICENSING BOARD (1927-02-23 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1552

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1927-02-23 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1553 - CAPE INSCRIPTION LIGHTHOUSE (SHARK BAY) (1908-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1553

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1908-01-01 - 1915-06-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1556 - BREAKSEA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (ALBANY) (1858 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1556

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1880-01-01 - 1915-06-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1557 - BUNBURY LIGHTHOUSE (1879-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1557

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1880-01-01 - 1915-06-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1773 - WOODMAN POINT LIGHTHOUSE (1902-08-23 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1773

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S1429 - SURVEY FILE - "WYOLA"

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1927-06-07 - 1970-01-23

Related unit of description

Series S2990 - LOG BOOK - JETTIES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1897-01-01 - 1951-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S4548 - FILES- HARBOURS AND RIVERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4044 - SHIPPING REGISTERS - FREMANTLE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1982-02-28

Related unit of description

Series S4046 - MAINTENANCE REGISTER - LIGHTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1937-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4053 - NOTICES TO MARINERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1918-12-21 -

Related unit of description

Series S4054 - REGISTERS - CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4055 - RETURNS - SEAMEN ENGAGED AND DISCHARGED

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1894-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S2776 - SHIPPING REGISTER - PORT HEDLAND

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1906-05-04 - 1956-04-30

Related unit of description

Series S4056 - SUBJECT INDEXES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1901-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4057 - MAINTENANCE REGISTER - BUOYS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1904-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4058 - REGISTERS - EXEMPTIONS FROM PILOTAGE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1875-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4059 - REGISTERS - SHIP BOILERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4060 - REGISTERS - BIRTHS AND DEATHS AT SEA

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1917-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1016 - STEAM LIFEBOAT - "LADY FORREST"

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1927-01-01 - 1967-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S1528 - SHIPPING REGISTERS - DERBY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1927-01-01 - 1964-06-30

Related unit of description

Series S2357 - FILES - GENERAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

- 1982-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S574 - MONTHLY SUMMARY - SHIPPING

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1972-01-01 - 1982-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S1611 - INDEX - LETTERBOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1903-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1613 - LETTERBOOKS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1903-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1615 - HARBOUR MASTER'S JOURNALS - FREMANTLE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1903-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1616 - LOG BOOKS - SHIPS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1982-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1617 - SHIPS' CREWLISTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1982-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1618 - RECORDS - VARIOUS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1880-01-01 - 1945-06-14

Related unit of description

Series S103 - ACCOUNTS BOOKS - OIL CONSUMPTION - ARTHUR HEAD

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

AN Cross Reference = 16, 7