State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S1617 - SHIPS' CREWLISTS

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AU WA S1617

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SHIPS' CREWLISTS

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  • 1909-11-02 - 1956-03-22 (Creation)

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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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Each list contains crew details of one voyage for a particular ship. Details include names of crew members, dates of departure and arrival and names of ports. Other information may include age, nationality, home address, details of previous employment, wages and details of any deaths on board. The date on the consignment list is the date of the commencement of a voyage.

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Range Control Symbol = 1056/182-461

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