State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts.

Series S1593 - SHIPS' MANIFESTS

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AU WA S1593

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SHIPS' MANIFESTS

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  • 1851-01-01 - 1900-12-31 (Creation)

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AU WA A750 - RESIDENT MAGISTRATE - BUSSELTON (1849-03-13 - 1910-12-31)

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The position of Resident Magistrate (RM), Busselton (Vasse) was carried out by the Resident Magistrate, Augusta (John Molloy) from 1842 until 1849 when a separate Resident Magistrate, Vasse (Busselton) was appointed. Combined with the position of Resident Magistrate was that of the Sub-collector of Customs which remained so until 31 December 1900 when the Commonwealth became responsible for shipping and customs. Both positions were always held simultaneously by the same person.

The position of Resident Magistrate was abolished by 31 December 1910 and the functions of the RM were then undertaken by the Clerk of Courts, Busselton.

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Inward and outward ships' manifests for the port of Busselton. Details include name of vessel and captain, tonnage, crew and cargo details. From 1891 shipping reports and manifests for the port of Hamelin are included. The series ends 31 Dec 1900 after which date shipping and customs became a Commonwealth function.

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Range Control Symbol = 594/8/1-594/8/39
Copies: Available on microfilm at the State Records Office of Western Australia

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