Series S2479 - SUBJECT FILES

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AU WA S2479




  • 1987-03-16 - 1993-02-16 (Creation)

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AU WA A1018 - HON. GRAHAM JOHN EDWARDS MLC (1987-03-16 - 1993-02-16)

Administrative history

The Honourable Graham John Edwards MLC first assumed Ministerial office on 16 March 1987 as Minister for Sport and Recreation under the Burke Ministry. Following the reconstitution of the Ministry on 25 February 1988 the portfolio of Consumer Affairs was added to his brief, until 28 February 1989 when it was replaced with the portfolios of Racing and Gaming, and Youth. Further reconstitution of the Ministry on 20 December 1990 saw the Honourable Graham John Edwards MLC assume the office of Minister for Police; Emergency Services and The Aged under the Lawrence Administration. On 20 August 1991 the portfolio for The Aged was replaced with that of Sport and Recreation. The Minister maintained these portfolios until 16 February 1993.

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This series consists of files connected with specific issues pertaining to the portfolios of the Hon Graham John Edwards MLC. Each file contains correspondence, briefing notes, reports, research papers and other documentation relating to a particular topic that falls within the scope of one of the Minister's portfolios.

There are three distinct sequences within this series: the subject files, "obsolete" subject files and general files.

1.7 to 2.61 Police
3.1 to 5.13 Emergency Services to 6.10.4 Sport and Recreation

The main sequence of subject files has been ordered according to a progressive numbering system. File numbers given are those assigned by the Minister's office, with files being grouped according to the Ministerial portfolio they relate to.

The second major file sequence contains obsolete subject files relating to the portfolio of Sport and Recreation. This system was the precursor to the main subject file sequence and consequently employs a similar numbering system. It should be noted however that file numbers assigned to particular subject files within the obsolete subject file sequence will differ from the file number assigned to the same topic within the main sequence.

The final sequence contained within this series comprises of those subject files which have not been assigned file numbers by the Minister's office and consequently are not included within either of the two previous filing sequences. These files relate primarily to matters connected with the portfolio of Police and are ordered according to an artificial numbering sequence imposed by the State Records Office in order to facilitate access to these records.


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Restricted 30 years

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