State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

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SPECIFICATION FORMS

  • AU WA S1090
  • Series
  • 1891-09-30 - 1892-10-13

Eighteen sets of specifications for various constructions. They give details on how various constructions are to be built (eg jetties and railways) and the types of materials to be used. These include some standard specificatians (eg road bridges,...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PWD PLAN REGISTERS [1]

  • AU WA S1161
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 - 1962-12-31

Registers maintained by the Public Works Department (PWD) to PWD plans. Against the PWD plan numbers, the registers record; the date of the plan, the registration date for the plan, the PWD file number cross-reference, the title of the plan, the n...

DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND BUILDINGS

DIAGRAM - ALBANY DEEP SEA JETTY

  • AU WA S1332
  • Series
  • 1930-01-01 - 1930-01-01

Diagram showing pile renewals for the Albany deep sea jetty.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ACCOUNTS BOOK - FREMANTLE SLIPWAY

  • AU WA S1334
  • Series
  • 1945-07-01 - 1953-06-01

Details of accounts relating to Fremantle North and South Slipways. Other records arelating to the Fremantle Slipways can be seen at Record Series No. 3030 (Applications) and Record Series No. 1335 (Logbooks).

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

LOGBOOKS - SLIPWAY MOVEMENTS

  • AU WA S1335
  • Series
  • 1977-01-01 - 1985-12-31

Logbooks recording slipway movements at South Mole Slipways Nos 1 and 2. Shows daily weather conditions, names of ships in the slips and work being undertaken. The logs appear to have been kept by the Dockmaster. Details of other records re...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE - UNREGISTERED

  • AU WA S1375
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1962-12-31

This series consist of unrelated estrays that have been delivered to the State Records Office. Item 1 consists of an unregistered file relating to construction work near the grave of Tommy Windich. Item 2 consists of inward and outward corr...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILE - GAS PROPELLED VEHICLES

  • AU WA S1376
  • Series
  • 1941-01-01 - 1941-12-31

Estray - file re performances of gas producer propelled vehicles. The file may be material collected by Mr GL Henderson whose name appears on the cover sheet. The file no 861/41 appears on the uppermost document on the file.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

LEDGER - SERVICES SUPPLIED

  • AU WA S1392
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1903-12-31

Estray - ledger detailing costs of services and materials provided by private persons and companies to the Public Works Department. Details include date, name of person or company, service supplied, cost and for what.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REPORTS - PORTS AND HARBOURS

  • AU WA S1395
  • Series
  • 1913-03-06 - 1926-01-01

Reports on improvements, extensions and developments to ports and harbours.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

SHIPPING REGISTER - COSSACK AND POINT SAMSON

  • AU WA S1430
  • Series
  • 1907-01-13 - 1946-12-28

Chronological shipping register for Cossack/Point Samson. Details include name of ship, master, tonnage, where from and to.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1435
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 -

Estrays - letterbooks containing letters of appointment, instructions re projects etc; letters from the PWD agent at Shark Bay re PWD matters at Shark Bay.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ORD RIVER PROJECT - COURT CASES

  • AU WA S1459
  • Series
  • 1965-01-01 - 1965-12-31

Estrays - a collection of records relating to court cases over the Ord River Project and involving the Minister for Works and Keath Earthmoving Co. The records include "requests for further and better particulars", interrogatories and transcripts ...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - FILES

  • AU WA S1489
  • Series
  • 1918-04-08 -

A register of files created in the Public Works Department from 1918. Refer to AN 7 for listings of the files.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

LEDGERS - SHIPS WATERING

  • AU WA S1560
  • Series
  • 1894-07-01 -

Records the supply of water to ships in Fremantle Harbour. Gives date, name of ship, quantity of water supplied and cost.

FREMANTLE HARBOUR TRUST

CARD INDEX - FILES

  • AU WA S1763
  • Series
  • 1970-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Index created by the Land and Property Branch of Public Works Department to files held by that Branch. The cards were transferred to the Department of Land Administration in 1986.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND ADMINISTRATION

CIRCULARS

  • AU WA S1768
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 - 1896-12-31

Copies of circulars issued by the Engineer-in-Chief's office of the Public Works Department. They mainly concern railways, bridges, water supply, Fremantle Harbour etc.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - APPRENTICES

  • AU WA S1940
  • Series
  • 1954-01-01 - 1959-12-31

Register of apprentices employed by the Public Works Dept showing name, trade and commencement and completion dates of apprenticeship.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CANNING STOCK ROUTE - EXPEDITION JOURNAL

  • AU WA S1968
  • Series
  • 1929-01-01 -

Photograph album containing photographs detailing an expedition along the Canning Stock Route by members of the Public Works Department. Handwritten notes beside each photograph and a printed transcript of the notes are also included.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1985
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 -

Files relating to water supply, buildings, railways and estray items relating to significant activities undertaken by staff involved on these projects. This is an artificial series created by the Public Records of WA.

BUILDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES - GENERAL

  • AU WA S2154
  • Series
  • 1899-01-01 - 1988-12-31

General administrative files created by the Harbours & Rivers and Fremantle Harbour Works Branches of the Public Works Department. The Harbours and Rivers Branch was responsible for the planning and design of maritime facilities, and the Harbour W...

BUILDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

REGISTERS - FIELD BOOKS AND LEVEL BOOKS

  • AU WA S218
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1985-01-01

Registers to field books and land books of surveys of the following: Railways, Metropolitan Sewerage & Drainage, Country Water Supply, Harbours and Rivers, Irrigation Schemes. The Fieldbooks to which these registers refer are listed in WAS 85. The...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILES - AMERICA'S CUP DEFENCE 1987

  • AU WA S2356
  • Series
  • 1984-01-01 - 1990-12-31

Files relating to the construction of Hillarys Boat Harbour, and various committees and other matters associated with the America's Cup Defence of 1987.

BUILDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

PLANS - GOLDFIELDS WATER SCHEME

  • AU WA S2359
  • Series
  • 1896-01-01 - 1938-12-31

Plans relating to the construction of the Goldfields Water Scheme.

DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND BUILDINGS

PWD PLAN REGISTERS [2]

  • AU WA S2542
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 -

Registers to Public Works Department plans. These registers were used in tandem with the main set of PWD Plan Registers (see WAS 1161).

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CONTRACT BOOK - ENGINEERING DIVISION

  • AU WA S2544
  • Series
  • 1907-01-01 - 1939-12-31

Contract Book maintained by the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. The volume records the contract number (3327 - 8707), the title of the contract, the related PWD file number, the name and address of the contractor, the date of ...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

INDEX - PERSONAL FILES

  • AU WA S2545
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1965-12-31

An index of personal files of officers who have left the Public Works Department. The index records the name of the officer, the relevant file number and often the date of resignation.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PLAN REGISTER - SEWERAGE

  • AU WA S2546
  • Series
  • 1896-06-25 - 1905-05-12

Register maintained by the Public Works Department (Metropolitan Sewerage and Water Supply) for sewerage plans. The register records the plan number, the date of registration, the title of the work, the title of the contract/sub-division and a des...

DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND BUILDINGS

REGISTER - WATER AND DRAINAGE BOARDS

  • AU WA S2548
  • Series
  • 1912-01-01 - 1961-12-31

Register of Water and Drainage Boards. The volumes records the date the Water or Drainage Board was established, the names of those elected to the Board, gazettal dates for rates struck and by-laws amended and further remarks.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CALCULATION BOOKS

  • AU WA S2757
  • Series
  • 1899-01-12 - 1946-12-12

Calculation books used by Public Works Department Draftsmen/women to calculate estimates and quantities for various public works. Some books were used to calculate water flow, water capacity of various dams, reservoirs, and salinity, etc.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PRESS CLIPPINGS

  • AU WA S2761
  • Series
  • 1960-06-01 - 1972-07-31

Press clippings maintained by the Public Works Department.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

MONTHLY WATER LEVELS - TABULATION BOOKS

  • AU WA S2762
  • Series
  • 1919-08-08 - 1982-05-13

Tabulation books recording maximum and minimum water levels for selected wells, bores, swamps, lakes, etc in the metropolitan area.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

MINUTES - AGRICULTURAL HYDRALIC PROPOSALS COMMITTEE (PWD)

  • AU WA S2804
  • Series
  • 1945-04-04 - 1951-02-19

Minutes of the Agricultural Hydraulics Proposals Committee 1945-1951. Also contains notes of a meeting of the Agricultural Areas Water Supplies 4 April 1945,Recommendations made at a Drought Committee Meeting 16/07/1945 and various reports on wate...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CONTRACT BOOKS - ARCHITECTURAL DIVISION

  • AU WA S2973
  • Series
  • 1894-05-21 - 1985-12-31

Summary record of building contracts undertaken by independent builders for the Public Works Department. Contracts include schools, hospitals and government offices. Each volume has an alphabetical index at the front to the contract by locatio...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ELECTION RETURNS - ROAD BOARDS

  • AU WA S3006
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 - 1961-06-30

Annual returns from Road Boards within Western Australia listing the elected members. Completed returns were sent to the Under Secretary for Public Works (later the Under Secretary for Labour and Works, then the Department of Local Government) whe...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ELECTION RETURNS - MUNICIPALITIES

  • AU WA S3007
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 -

Annual returns from Municipalities within Western Australia listing the elected members. Completed returns were sent to the Under Secretary for Public Works (later the Under Secretary for Labour and Works, then the Department of Local Government) ...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ORD RIVER PROJECT - EXPERIMENTAL AREA - PHOTOGRAPHS

  • AU WA S3009
  • Series
  • 1942-07-14 - 1945-08-07

Public Works Department volume containing photographic prints documenting the Ord River Project and the growth of experimental crops in the area. The photographs are captioned with detailed descriptions. This volume relates to Public Works Depa...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

APPLICATIONS - FREMANTLE SLIPWAY

  • AU WA S3030
  • Series
  • 1942-12-04 - 1985-01-01

The slipways within Fremantle Harbour became the responsibility of the Public Works Department (Harbours and Rivers Branch) in 1942. Prior to this date they had been the responsibility of the Fremantle Harbour Trust. The North Mole slipway was dis...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILES - PROPERTY AND VALUATION OFFICE

  • AU WA S3034
  • Series
  • 1966-01-01 -

These files were created by the Property and Valuation Office of the Public Works Department. They deal mainly with the valuation of property, as well as arrangements for the purchase of private land for public works. (Files in this Record Seri...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILES - WATER SUPPLY

  • AU WA S3035
  • Series
  • 1912-01-01 -

The files in this series were created by the Water Supply branch of the Public Works Department. The origins of the Water Supply branch can be traced back to the development of the goldfields in the late 1880's and the need to provide a reliab...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ENGINEERING FILES - ORD RIVER

  • AU WA S3095
  • Series
  • 1970-10-27 -

Public Works Department engineering files relating to the construction and operation of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PLANS (RAILWAYS) - STANDARD DRAWINGS

  • AU WA S3162
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 -

Register recording: 1) Public Works Department (PWD) plans relating to railways stations, crossings, land resumptions, etc. (plans are listed by area/region), and 2) WA Government Railway Standard Drawings relating to railway infrastructur...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PERSONAL FILES

  • AU WA S3956
  • Series
  • 1879-12-31 -

Personal files of chief and senior officers within the Public Works Department.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDS - PUBLIC WORKS

  • AU WA S3961
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

This series consists of discreet photographic records (albums) containing photographic images of public works under construction. (The albums in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 7/WAT/8, Acc...

DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND BUILDINGS

RECORDS - NO. 8 PUMPING STATION, DEDARI

  • AU WA S3962
  • Series
  • 1901-11-01 -

This series comprises a collection of records which were is use at the No. 8 Pumping Station, Dedari (pumping stations are fundamental to the Mundaring/Kalgoorlie Water Pipeline). This pumping station was formerly steam driven and was built at ...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PLANS - ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING

  • AU WA S399
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 -

This series dates from June 1891 when existing plans held by the Public Works Department (PWD) and dating from the early 1830's were allotted PWD plan numbers 1 to 1099. All subsequent plan registrations occurred on the date the plan was received ...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CONTRACT BOOKS - ORD RIVER PROJECT

  • AU WA S3990
  • Series
  • 1960-04-01 - 1960-04-01

This series consist of two items which are the contract books for the Ord River Project's Diversion Dam at Bandicoot Bar.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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