State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S4579 - PLANS - PLAN AND SECTION

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AU WA S4579

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PLANS - PLAN AND SECTION

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  • 1879-12-31 - (Creation)

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Plans

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AU WA A33 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS [1] (1890-10-01 - 1914-07-01)

Administrative history

The Western Australian Government Railways [1] was established following the abolition of the Dept of Works & Railways and the creation of the WAGR and the Dept of Works & Buildings. In 1914 the function of tramways was added and the Department's title changed accordingly.

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AU WA A581 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS (1914-07-01 - 1922-07-01)

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In 1914 it was decided to add the function of tramways to the WAGR and the agency title was changed accordingly.

A name change occurred again in 1922 to reflect responsibility for the additional function of electricity supply.

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AU WA A582 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (1922-07-01 - 1930-07-01)

Administrative history

A change of name from the previous title to reflect responsibility for electricity supply. In 1930 responsibility for ferries was added.

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AU WA A583 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS, FERRIES AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (1930-07-01 - 1946-07-01)

Administrative history

A change of title to reflect responsibility for the additional function of ferries. In 1946 responsibility for electricity was given to a separate body.

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AU WA A584 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS AND FERRIES (1946-07-01 - 1949-04-22)

Administrative history

In 1946 responsibility for electricity was given to a separate authority. In 1949, the Department was abolished and two new departments were created - the Department of Railways (2) and the Western Australian Government Tramways & Ferries.

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AU WA A585 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS [2] (1949-04-22 - 2000-12-17)

Administrative history

The Western Australian Government Railways, Tramways & Ferries was abolished in 1949 and its functions dispersed to the new bodies - Western Australian Government Railways (2) and Western Australian Government Tramways & Ferries.

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AU WA A586 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TRAMWAYS AND FERRIES (1949-04-22 - 1958-01-15)

Administrative history

The WA Government Railways, Tramways & Ferries was abolished in 1949 and the Western Australian Government Railways (2) and the Western Australian Government Tramways & Ferries created. The latter agency continued until 15 January 1958 when the Metropolitan (Perth) Passenger Transport Trust was created.

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Plan & Section drawings of Western Australian government railway lines

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