State Records Office of WA SROWA

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

Series S1612 - WATCH LIST

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AU WA S1612

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WATCH LIST

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  • 1886-08-01 - 1908-06-24 (Accumulation)
  • 1858 - (Creation)

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AU WA A1556 - BREAKSEA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (ALBANY) (1858 -)

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A lighthouse and keeper's quarters was established at Breaksea Island (Albany Harbour) in 1858. A new lighthouse, which remains standing today, was erected in 1902 along with new keeper's quarters. Further additions to the keeper's quarters were constructed in 1908.

On 1 July 1915, responsibility for lighthouses in Western Australia passed from the State Government to the Commonwealth Government. This transfer of function was effected through an agreement between the Governor-General of Australia and the Governor of Western Australia under the Lighthouses Act 1911-1915 (Cwth).

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Watch list from Breaksea Island Lighthouse detailing name of officer on each watch at the lighthouse for the period 01/08/1886 to 31/05/1902.

The back of the volume also includes a list of Royal Mail steamers passing the lighthouse between the period 15/04/1904 to 24/06/1908.

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Archivist's note

Series reallocated from Agency No. 11 - to Agency No. 1556 on 27/08/2008 - DJH

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