State Records Office of WA SROWA

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GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  • AU WA S1166
  • Series
  • 1831-03-12 -

Despatches have been exchanged between the Governor of Western Australia and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, later the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and later for Commonwealth Relations. Despatches were numbered in succession, ...

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REGISTERS - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  • AU WA S1167
  • Series
  • 1834-09-14 -

The registers are a chronological listing of despatches sent to the Secretary of State. They record the date and number of each despatch, a brief outline of the contents, the number of enclosures, the date on which each group of despatches was se...

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

  • AU WA S1168
  • Series
  • 1828-12-01 -

Registers of despatches received by the Governor from the Secretary of State of the Colonies. The registers show the date of document and date received, from whom received, subject and points to be attended to. Some volumes include despatches se...

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES RELATING TO CONVICTS

  • AU WA S1169
  • Series
  • 1855-08-17 -

Western Australia became a penal settlement in 1850 and transportation continued until 1868. At the beginning of 1855 instructions were issued from the Colonial Office that all despatches relating to convicts and to the administration of the Conv...

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GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE HOME OFFICE

  • AU WA S1170
  • Series
  • 1870-01-02 -

From 1869 matters concerning convicts and convict prisons were dealt with in England by the Home Office, not the Colonial Office. The Governor therefore forwarded despatches concerning convicts and also police matters to the Home Office. This vo...

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DESPATCHES TO GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

  • AU WA S1171
  • Series
  • 1886-02-24 -

Copies of despatches sent to other Governors and the Governor-General. Arranged chronologically with an index. From 1920 volumes are numbered in one sequence with inward despatches; this number is shown as part of the item title on the consignme...

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REGISTER - GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE HOME OFFICE

  • AU WA S1172
  • Series
  • 1875-04-15 -

Register of despatches sent by the Governor to the Home Office relating to convicts and police matters. At the back of the volume is the register of despatches received from the Home Office (WAS 1173).

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REGISTER - DESPATCHES RECEIVED BY GOVERNOR FROM THE HOME OFFICE

  • AU WA S1173
  • Series
  • 1869-08-28 -

Register of despatches received by the Governor from the Home Office, relating to convicts and police matters. At the back of the volume is the register of despatches sent by the Governor to the Home Office (WAS 1172).

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GOVERNOR'S CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  • AU WA S1174
  • Series
  • 1869-11-30 -

Governors were instructed that when they needed to address the Secretary of State "in a more unreserved manner than a Public Despatch would admit with propriety or convenience to the public interest" their despatches should be marked "confidential...

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COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

  • AU WA S1178
  • Series
  • 1834-01-17 -

Duplicates of despatches sent from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor of Western Australia. Although mainly letters and circulars some have the attachments such as Assignment Lists of convicts aboard the convict ships, lists ...

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REGISTER - COLONIAL OFFICE DESPATCHES

  • AU WA S1179
  • Series
  • 1828-12-30 -

Register of duplicate despatches received by the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies. The volume is incorrectly labelled on the cover "C.O.D. Index".

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GOVERNOR'S DESPATCHES TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES

  • AU WA S1180
  • Series
  • 1830-01-17 -

Duplicate and triplicate despatches sent from the Governor to the Secretary of State for the Colonies. Includes copies of enclosures. The despatches are arranged chronologically and have been bound (presumably by the Colonial Office) into 14 volu...

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INDEXES - DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE COLONIAL OFFICE

  • AU WA S1181
  • Series
  • 1838-01-01 -

Combined subject and nominal indexes to the despatches received by the Governor from the Colonial Office. For the period 1838 - 1854 two identical volumes were kept, one in the Governor's office and the other in the Colonial Secretary's office (C...

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DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE GOVERNOR

  • AU WA S1182
  • Series
  • 1824-01-01 -

Despatches have been exchanged between the Governor and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, later the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, and later for Commonwealth Relations. This series of despatches was sent from the Secretary of Sta...

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CORRESPONDENCE - COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE

  • AU WA S1184
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 - 1862-12-12

The series consists of correspondence forwarded to the Governor from the Comptroller General's office. There are letters from the Comptroller General to the Governor or his Private Secretary, or letters to the Comptroller General which have been ...

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DESPATCHES FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, RELATING TO CONVICTS

  • AU WA S1185
  • Series
  • 1855-01-04 -

Copies in duplicate of despatches relating to convicts received by the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies. The despatches deal with the finance and administration of the Convict Establishment, public works carried out with conv...

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CIRCULARS

  • AU WA S1186
  • Series
  • 1832-01-01 -

Copies of circulars received by the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies. They are addressed to the Governor or Officer administering the territory in each of the Colonies. They relate to matters affecting all the colonies or co...

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INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1187
  • Series
  • 1839-01-01 -

The series of Governor's inward correspondence consists mainly of letters from settlers and officials within the Colony. They deal with a great variety of subjects including appeals against decisions with regard to the assignment of land, appeals...

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DESPATCHES FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

  • AU WA S1221
  • Series
  • 1898-01-21 -

Despatches received from the Governor-General and ofher Governors both in Australia and overseas. They are arranged chronologically. Cons 391/346 includes despatches from the Rear Admiral. From 1920 volumes are numbered in one sequence with inw...

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CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES RECEIVED FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  • AU WA S1223
  • Series
  • 1844-01-01 -

Despatches and circulars marked 'confidential' received by the Governor from the Secretary of State for the Colonies. Like the Governor's confidential despatches to the Secretary of State they deal mainly with such matters as defence (fortificati...

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DESPATCHES RELATING TO CONVICTS RECEIVED FROM THE HOME OFFICE

  • AU WA S1224
  • Series
  • 1869-08-28 -

Following the transfer of the management of Imperial convicts to the Home Office, the Governor was informed by a Colonial Office despatch in 1869 that he would in future receive instructions on all matters relating to convict prisons and to prison...

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MEMORANDA AND ENCLOSURES

  • AU WA S1225
  • Series
  • 1866-01-22 -

Various memoranda received by the Governor from the Secretary of State. Includes acknowledgements of despatches received from the Governor, papers detached from despatches, list of those employed on convict duties in April 1866, assignment list o...

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CIRCULARS

  • AU WA S1226
  • Series
  • 1829-11-29 -

Handwritten copies of circulars received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1829 - 1838. At the back of the volume are the regulations for the Civil Court for 1832.

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CONFIDENTIAL DESPATCHES TO AND FROM GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS

  • AU WA S1227
  • Series
  • 1888-02-06 -

Secret and confidential despatches sent to and received from the Governor-General and other Governors both in Australia and overseas. They are arranged chronologically. Cons 391/338 includes some secret despatches from the Secretary of State.

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OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1232
  • Series
  • 1848-09-03 -

Letterbooks containing copies of letters (other than despatches) written by the Governor, mainly within the Colony to officials and settlers. However, letters to other colonies are included. Except for Cons 392/5 each volume has an index, both s...

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INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1233
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 - 1895-12-31

This series of inward correspondence continues from WAS 1187. from 1876 - 1895 the correspondence is numbered 1 - 799. Correspondence is filed in numerical order and is therefore not in strict chronological order. Several letters relating to th...

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INDEX - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1234
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 -

Index to Governor's inward correspondence between 1876-1882, covering letters 1 - 677. Index is by subject and name and relates particularly to WAS 1233 Inward Correspondence 1876-1895. There is a register of correspondence at WAS 1235.

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

REGISTER - INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1235
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 -

Register of correspondence received by the Governor between 1876-1878, 1880-1883. Shows registration number, from whom, date and subject of letter. Includes a nominal and subject index at back of volume. The register relates to inward correspond...

GOVERNOR'S ESTABLISHMENT

INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1246
  • Series
  • 1880-01-01 -

Between 1880-1896 there are several series of inward correspondence with separate numbering sequences. This series covers 1880-1882 with letters being numbered from 1 for each year. The letters are registered in the Register - Inward Corresponde...

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INWARD CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1346
  • Series
  • 1883-01-01 -

A series of inward correspondence running parallel to the main series (WAS 1233) which ran from 1876-1895. This series covers 1883-1896 and is numbered in one sequence. The series is incomplete, ranging from number 2 to 346 (filed in two sequenc...

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TELEGRAMS

  • AU WA S1350
  • Series
  • 1874-11-13 - 1881-11-17

Telegrams sent and received by the Governor. Includes telegrams to and from the Secretary of State for the Colonies as well as local telegrams. Later telegrams are recorded in Despatch Books.

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CORRESPONDENCE - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1351
  • Series
  • 1855-01-01 - 1958-12-31

Files of inward and outward correspondence on various matters. File for 1920's (Cons 392/98) includes applications to use the Ballroom, appeals for help in locating missing relatives, appeals for assistance by Group Settlers, expressions of sympa...

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REGISTER - CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1352
  • Series
  • 1902-01-08 - 1916-10-03

Registers of correspondence including registers of papers forwarded to government departments from the Governor's office. These show details of subject, where sent, file number and date. Where the Departmental file number is given it may be poss...

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CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE

  • AU WA S1353
  • Series
  • 1863-02-01 - 1962-12-31

Includes inwards correspondence, Governor's minutes, reports, memos, etc marked confidential. Cons 1392/13 includes correspondence with the Governor concerning his proposed appointment as Governor of Tasmania.

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PROCLAMATIONS, COMMISSIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, HONOURS ETC

  • AU WA S1354
  • Series
  • 1831-03-04 -

Handwritten and printed copies of commissions of and instructions to governors. Also includes commissions for Chief Justice, Letters Patent and Instructions under the Royal Sign Manual. Includes photocopy of commission of Governor Broome 1882. ...

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MINISTERIAL RESIGNATIONS

  • AU WA S1355
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1906-12-31

Papers concerning resignation of ministers or ministries, dissolution of Parliament, reorganisation of ministries. Includes letters of resignation.

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INVENTORIES - FURNITURE

  • AU WA S1356
  • Series
  • 1855-06-11 -

Inventories of furniture at Government House.

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APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • AU WA S1357
  • Series
  • 1877-01-01 - 1882-12-31

Letters of application for employment in the public service. Often accompanied by letters from referees. Letters are numbered 1 - 345. There are some gaps in the sequence ie series is not complete.

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REPORTS

  • AU WA S1360
  • Series
  • 1870-01-01 - 1881-12-31

Various printed reports on intercolonial conferences, intercolonial legislation, border customs duties, intercolonial tariffs, free trade.

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PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS

  • AU WA S1362
  • Series
  • 1870-09-01 -

Memorial from members of Fremantle Municipal Council and the Road Boards of Fremantle and Canning Districts and the inhabitants of Fremantle on the proposed route of the railway to Guildford. Includes signatures of petitioners and is endorsed by ...

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GOVERNOR'S MESSAGES TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

  • AU WA S1365
  • Series
  • 1879-08-08 - 1881-03-23

Printed copies of messages from Governor to the Legislative Council. The messages are numbered from 1 for each year. They have been pasted into a volume.

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GENERAL ORDERS

  • AU WA S1366
  • Series
  • 1878-02-02 - 1881-01-24

Printed copies of General Orders Nos 1-22 given by the Governor and issued from the Colonial Secretary's Office. The orders are mainly for the information of Heads of Departments, and also sometimes for all other officers in the Public Service.

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GOVERNOR'S MINUTES BOOK - CONVICT FINANCE BOARD

  • AU WA S1367
  • Series
  • 1852-01-12 - 1854-02-26

Copies of minutes, numbered 1-10, from the Governor to the Convict Finance Board. They relate to procedures of the Board, its operations and its employees.

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FILES - VICE REGAL TOURS

  • AU WA S1389
  • Series
  • 1955-01-01 -

Files include correspondence, itineraries, press releases relating to the Governor's tours of the Goldfields and the Northwest.

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FILES - ROYAL VISITS

  • AU WA S1390
  • Series
  • 1920-02-01 -

Correspondence, programs, memos concerning royal visits including details for garden parties. Cons 1392/12 is a framed dedication and jubilation by T E Mountford in honour of the Queen's visit 1963.

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SCRAPBOOKS

  • AU WA S1391
  • Series
  • 1937-01-01 -

Scrapbook containing press cuttings and photographs of the Governor's activities.

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