Series S4053 - NOTICES TO MARINERS

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AU WA S4053

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NOTICES TO MARINERS

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  • 1918-12-21 - (Creation)
  • 1918-12-21 - 1959-12-18 (Accumulation)

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AU WA A11 - HARBOUR AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT (1880-01-01 - 1982-03-01)

Administrative 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.

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This series consists of a single volume containing copies of published notices issued for the attention of mariners by State, Commonwealth and international governments. The notices alert mariners to dangerous coastal conditions (e.g. low-lying reefs, shoals, etc.), changes to lighthouse signals, corrections to Admiralty Charts, etc.

(The record in this Record Series was previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 16/8; Accession 1316).

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Single item only

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