State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

AU WA A981 - STATE BATTERIES - KALGOORLIE

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

STATE BATTERIES - KALGOORLIE

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A981

Description area

Dates of existence

1932-01-01 - 1987-12-31

History

State Batteries were government-owned and controlled plants of machinery and equipment used for the treatment and processing of ore containing gold or other valuable metals. State Batteries would pay prospectors and holders of small mines for their deposits. The expansion of the Goldfields during the 1890's was the major factor behind the government establishing such plants.

The first State Battery was set up in Norseman in 1898. The Kalgoorlie plant was established in 1932 and became the biggest of the 54 plants operating throughout Western Australia. During the 1980's, the Burke government began closing down remaining State Batteries and the Kalgoorlie plant was closed in 1987.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Goldfields Act 1895

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A16 - DEPARTMENT OF MINES (1894-01-01 - 1992-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A16

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1932-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S2342 - GOLD ENTRY BOOK

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1932-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S2343 - STORES RECEIVED

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1932-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes