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Corporate entry Department of the Interior [I], Central Administration (1932 - 1939)

Commonwealth of Australia

From
12 April 1932
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
To
26 April 1939
Functions
Earth Sciences, Fisheries Research or Regulation, Meteorology, Resources, Surveying or Mapping, Forestry Regulation and Advisory or Regulatory Body
Reference No
CA 27
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Summary

The Department of the Interior was established in April 1932. During its seven year existence the Department was responsible for the following functions: citizenship, earth sciences, electoral matters, fisheries regulation, forestry regulation, housing, indigenous affairs, literature funding, meteorology, migration, passports, preschool education, primary education, resources, space science, survey and mapping, transport and works. Most of these functions were transferred to the new Department of the Interior, which was formed in April 1939.

Timeline

 1901 - 1916 Department of Home Affairs [I], Central Office
       1916 - 1928 Department of Home and Territories, Central Office
             1928 - 1932 Department of Home Affairs [II], Central Office
                   1932 - 1939 Department of the Interior [I], Central Administration
                         1939 - 1972 Department of the Interior [II], Central Office
                               1972 - 1975 Department of Science [I], Central Office
                                     1975 Department of Science and Consumer Affairs, Central Office
                                           1975 - 1978 Department of Science [II], Central Office
                                                 1978 - 1980 Department of Science and the Environment, Central Office
                                                       1980 - 1984 Department of Science and Technology, Central Office
                                                       1980 - 1984 Department of Home Affairs and Environment
                                                             1984 - 1987 Department of Arts, Heritage and Environment
                                                             1984 - 1987 Department of Science [III], Central Office
                                                                   1987 - 1991 Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories, Central Office
                                                                   1987 - 1993 Department of Administrative Services [III], Central Office
                                                                         1987 - 1991 Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories, Central Office
                                                                               1991 - 1993 Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories, Central Office
                                                                                     1993 - 1997 Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Central Office
                                                                                           1997 - 1998 Department of the Environment [II], Central Office
                                                                                                 1998 - Department of the Environment and Heritage

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A. Smith & H. Morgan