Series S948 - STOCK BRANDS REGISTERS

Identity area

Reference code

AU WA S948

Title

STOCK BRANDS REGISTERS

Date(s)

  • 1882-01-01 - (Creation)

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Name of creator

AU WA A2 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (1898-01-01 - 2006-03-01)

Administrative history

The functions of the Department of Agriculture included: establishment of experimental stations throughout the colony; making analyses of typical soils; disseminating meteorological information; improving the dairying and livestock industries; preventing the adulteration of chemical manures; introducing and distributing new varieties of fodder plants, cereals and fruit trees; excluding or eradicating insect pests and introducing new and improved mechanical appliances for use in agricultural pursuits.

The Department of Agriculture had a broad role to foster the State's agriculture and the overseas marketing of its products by representation on the Australian Agricultural Council, it helped establish nationally acceptable policies. It was the branch of the State Government service which brought scientific advice to farmers and pastoralists, conducting a wide range of research and administering relevant Acts of Parliament. It maintained services to assist farmers and its regulatory work consisted of carrying out the provisions of some laws relating to Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture became the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) in March 2006 to reflect the department's increased focus on food and trade development, food marketing, food integrity and regional food development.

Archival history

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Registers to earmarks and brands allocated for identification of livestock. (Cattle, horses, sheep, etc.) The volumes are divided into ordinary and 'lazy' letters of the alphabet. The brands are also numerical within each volume. Details given include Number, Brand, Earmark, Name, Run or Farm, Where brands are to be used, Postal address, Date of Registration, Remarks.

After computerisation, the volumes cease and a printout is generated. There is some overlap of the series. See Record Series No. 1058 for the computer generated registers.

Accruals

System of arrangement

Alphanumeric

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open

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Authorized form of name

Identifier

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Preceding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1882-01-01 - 1981-10-20

Authorized form of name

Identifier

Category of relationship

Preceding

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1971-01-01 -

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Archivist's note

AN Cross Reference = 82/19
Range Control Symbol = RM00058REGIU -

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