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Corporate entry Soil Conservation Authority (of Victoria) (1950 - 1983)

State of Victoria

Kew, Victoria, Australia
Advisory or Regulatory Body, Conservation or Environment and Earth Sciences
Reference No
VA 1056
Legal Status
Public Record Office Victoria, Registered Agency
Kew, Victoria


The Soil Conservation Authority was constituted in 1950, replacing the Land Conservation Authority, and was a body corporate under the Soil Conservation and Land Utilisation Act 1949 (1958). It worked closely with landholders and governmental authorities, advising them on land uses that matched land capabilities. With the 1983 amalgamation of Ministries, the Authority became part of the Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Public Record Office of Victoria, '3.6.22 Soil Conservation Board 1940-1947, Land Conservation Authority 1947-1949, Soil Conservation Authority 1950-1983 [VA 1056]', in List of Holdings 1985: Public Record Office, 1985. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Garden, Donald S., 'Thompson, George Thomas (1895-1987), Surveyor and Conservationist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, p. 504. Details

Ailie Smith