Series S1640 - UNREGISTERED FILES

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AU WA S1640

Title

UNREGISTERED FILES

Date(s)

  • 1921-01-01 - (Creation)

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Loose papers

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Name of creator

AU WA A65 - FISHERIES DEPARTMENT [2] (1920-01-01 - 1964-09-01)

Administrative history

As well as the State's fisheries, this department had control of Aboriginal affairs for the area below latitude 25 degrees South. (The Department of the North West had control of Aboriginal affairs for the area above latitude 25 degrees South).

The Fisheries Department was a sub-department of the Colonial Secretary's Office (1920-1924), the Chief Secretary's Department (1924-1932, 1949-1953) the Premier's Department (1933-1938), and the Department of the North West (1939-1948) until 1953 when it achieved the status of a separate department.

In 1964 the growing importance of the Department's fauna conservation activities was acknowledged by a change of name to the Department of Fisheries and Fauna.

As well as the Fisheries Act, the Department administered the Game Act, the Fauna Protection Act and the Wildlife Conservation Act.

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Unregistered files that have been transferred from the Fisheries Department. The files consist of mainly loose correspondence.

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Numerical

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Open

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Open access

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Range Control Symbol = 1-

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