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Corporate entry Western Australian Department of Lands and Surveys (1890 - 1986)

Colony and State of Western Australia

From
1890
To
1986
Functions
Aquaculture, Fisheries Research or Regulation, Forestry, Mineralogy or Mining, Regulatory Body and Surveying or Mapping
Reference No
State Records Office of WA Agency ID: AU WA A42

Summary

The Western Australian Department of Lands and Surveys was a Western Australian (colonial then state) government department for almost a century. Over its 96-year existence the Department of Lands and Surveys has been responsible for mining, forestry, fisheries, immigration, mapping and surveying, roads and more. Established in 1890 as a successor to the Survey Office (1829 - 1890) its functions were slowly dispersed amongst more targeted departments until a major re-organisation in 1986 saw it renamed the Department of Land Administration (1986 - 2003).

Timeline

 1829 - 1870 Western Australian Survey Office
       1870 - 1873 Western Australian Surveyor-General's Department
             1829 - 1870 Western Australian Survey Office
             1873 - 1890 Western Australian Crown Lands and Surveys Department
                   1890 - 1986 Western Australian Department of Lands and Surveys
                         1894 - 1992 Western Australian Department of Mines
                         1909 - 1920 Western Australian Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                               1920 - 1964 Western Australian Fisheries Department [2]
                               1992 - 2001 Western Australian Department of Minerals and Energy
                                     1964 - 1974 Western Australian Department of Fisheries and Fauna
                                     2001 - 2003 Western Australian Department of Minerals and Petroleum Resources
                                           1974 - 1985 Western Australian Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
                                           2003 - 2009 Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources
                                                 1986 - 1997 Western Australian Fisheries Department [3]
                                                 2009 - 2017 Western Australian Department of Commerce
                                                 2009 - 2017 Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum
                                                       1997 - 2001 Fisheries Western Australia
                                                       2017 - Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
                                                       2017 - Western Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
                                                       2017 - Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
                                                             2001 - 2017 Western Australian Department of Fisheries
                                                                   2017 - Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

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Elizabeth Daniels