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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA370
Title: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (2)
Start Date: 01 Jan 1911
End Date: 31 Dec 1989
Description:

To prepare and implement a general agicultural policy for the State. A director was appointed in 1910, after the repeal of the earlier Department of Agiculture Act, and the appointment was formalised by 2 Geo V No.2. The Department was reorganised in 1928, folowing a report by the Development and Migration Commission, but its role remained unchanged. Until 1927 the department was known as the Department of Agriculture and Stock. On 17 July 1989 the department of Agriculture was amalgamated with the Department of Sea Fisheries to form the Department of Primary Industries.

Information Sources:

The Growth and Development of the Department by A G Winter H.D.A. can be found in file M178 at AD9/1/21228.

Legislation Administered:

See attached sheet for schedule.

Legislation Creating:

2 Geo. V No.42 An Act respecting the Department of Agriculture (1911).

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
12 IMMIGRATION [1]
15 PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA1610 VETERINARY BOARD OF TASMANIA 24 Dec 1918
TA195 SEA FISHERIES ADVISORY BOARD 01 Jan 1941 31 Dec 1976
TA1744 OATLANDS DISTRICT WAR AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE 01 Jun 1943 28 Feb 1946
TA1475 DELORAINE DISTRICT WAR AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE 14 Oct 1943 31 Mar 1946
TA683 VERMIN DESTRUCTION APPEAL BOARD 01 Jan 1950
TA1030 ARTIFICIAL BREEDING BOARD 01 Jan 1957 31 Dec 1977
TA1108 POPPY ADVISORY AND CONTROL BOARD. 01 Jan 1972
TA1982 FRUIT CROP INSURANCE COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1982 31 Dec 1999
Previous Agencies:
TA48 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (1) 01 Jan 1898 31 Dec 1909
TA47 SEA FISHERIES BOARD 11 Dec 1925 31 Dec 1941
Subsequent Agencies:
TA50 DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE 01 Jan 1965 31 Dec 1977
TA1108 POPPY ADVISORY AND CONTROL BOARD. 01 Jan 1972
TA688 TASMANIAN FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 01 Jan 1977 31 Dec 1985
TA903 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY 17 Jul 1989 18 Feb 1992
Series Created By Agency:
AE719  REGISTER OF RE-ESTABLISHMENT LOANS, SOUTHERN DISTRICT 27 Jun 1972
AE799  STOCK REGISTERS FROM NORTHERN TASMANIAN QUARANTINE STATIONS 01 Aug 1907 16 Aug 1994
AE805  STOCK REGISTERS FROM THE NUBEENA QUARANTINE STATION TAROONA 29 Sep 1909 01 Oct 1975
AB569  STAFF FILES OF EMPLOYEES WHO WERE BORN PRIOR TO 1919 [SRD]. 01 Jan 1911 31 Dec 1989
AD13  FARM LABOURERS' WEEKLY TIME SHEETS (BLANK) [SRD]. 01 Jan 1911 31 Dec 1989
AD38  EXTENSION SERVICE - RURAL YOUTH MOVEMENT, FILES 21/4. 01 Jan 1911 31 Dec 1989
AD27  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - INDEX CARDS [SRD]. 01 Jan 1911
AD6  IMMIGRATION AND INTELLIGENCE BRANCH - UNREGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO SETTLEMENT OF IMMIGRANTS. 01 Aug 1911 31 Aug 1913
SWD5  UNREGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE OF THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE. 01 Jan 1912 31 Dec 1938
SWD15  IMMIGRATION AND INTELLIGENCE BRANCH - FORMS OF NOMINATION OF PERSONS TO MIGRATE TO TASMANIA ON ASSISTED PASSAGES NOS 1-297. 15 Jan 1912 13 Mar 1924
AD3  CORRESPONDENCE, AGENDA AND ASSOCIATED PAPERS RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE. 01 Jan 1913 31 Jan 1913
AD4  UNREGISTERED CORRESPONDENCE AND ASSOCIATED PAPERS RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF FERTILISER DEALERS UNDER THE FERTILIZERS ACT, 1919. 01 Jan 1914 31 Dec 1917
AA207  COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DIVISION - SUBJECT FILES. 01 Jan 1916 31 Dec 1949
SWD4  CORRESPONDENCE OF THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE CONCERNING THE NOMINATION ARRIVAL AND SETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS. 01 Jan 1920 31 Dec 1943
AD44  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (NUMERICAL SERIES). 01 Jan 1922 31 Dec 1947
AD43  LAUNCESTON OFFICE (MT PLEASANT LABORATORIES) - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 01 Jan 1923 31 Dec 1993
SWD14  COPIES OF RETURNS FROM THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE TO THE COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRATION OFFICE OF NOMINATIONS, IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. 01 Jun 1924 31 Jul 1935
AD39  VOLUME OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN SOUTH EAST DISTRICT. 01 Jan 1928 31 Dec 1930
AD670  REGISTERS OF SPECIMENS SENT TO ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORIES FOR PATHOLOGY TESTS. 13 Apr 1928 07 Dec 1959
AD9  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1929 31 Dec 1991
AA811  FILE LIST FOR GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1929 31 Dec 1986
AD35  HUON DISTRICT OFFICE - AGRICULTURAL FILES CONCERNING PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEASES FROM THE AGRICULTURAL BANK, A-Y. 01 Jan 1930 31 Dec 1950
AC561  OATLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE - PROPERTY FILES. 01 Jan 1930 31 Dec 1991
AC397  FILMS OF AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES. 01 Jan 1933 31 Dec 1979
AE720  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL AND APPEAL 14 Aug 1933 09 Sep 1949
AA813  LIST OF CONFERENCE FILES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE. 01 Jan 1935 31 Dec 1972
AA814  LIST OF DATES AND PLACES OF MEETINGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE. 01 Jan 1935 31 Dec 1978
AD7  OATLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE - CORRESPONDENCE FILES (CULLED). 01 Jan 1935 31 Dec 1955
AD29  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - COPIES OF ORDERS ISSUED ON MERCHANTS [SRD]. 19 Sep 1935 05 Feb 1936
AD31  LAUNCESTON OFFICE (CONT.) - STORES LEDGER CARD, LANTERN MASKS [SRD]. 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1948
AC582  OATLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE - SUBJECT FILES. 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1989
AD23  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - ANALYSIS REGISTER OF FEES AND OTHER SUMS COLLECTED [SRD]. 01 Mar 1938 30 Nov 1942
AA816  CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT SEA FISHERIES. 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1946
AA815  FILE LIST FOR SEA FISHERIES CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1946
AB571  CRESSY RESEARCH FARM - REGISTERS OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1987
AB568  ELLIOT RESEARCH STATION - CORRESPONDENCE AND DATA RELATING TO RESEARCH PROJECTS. 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1987
AD19  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - REGISTER OF VACCINE SALES [SRD]. 01 Feb 1939 30 Nov 1942
AD36  BURNIE DISTRICT OFFICE - CORRESPONDENCE FILES, AGRONOMY. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1986
AB572  CRESSY RESEARCH FARM - REGISTERS OF METEOROLOGICAL AVERAGES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1981
AA817  EXTENSION SERVICE - RURAL TRAINEE PERSONAL FILES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1960
AA812  EXTENSION SERVICE - LIST OF RURAL TRAINEE PERSONAL FILES. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1960
AD28  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - COPIES OF REQUISITION FOR GOODS [SRD]. 01 Mar 1940 31 Aug 1940
AD34  EXTENSION SERVICE - CORRESPONDENCE FILES INCLUDING FILES RELATING TO THE DEMONSTRATION DAIRY FARMS - SORELL AND LAUNCESTON OFFICE. 01 Jan 1941 31 Dec 1962
AD30  LAUNCESTON OFFICE (CONT.) - ACCOUNT CARD (O. YOUNG, RIDGLEY) [SRD]. 01 Jan 1941 31 Dec 1944
AE806  INSPECTIONS LOG - NUBEENA QUARANTINE STATION, TAROONA. 24 Mar 1942 21 Jul 1961
AD24  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - CASH BOOK OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE [SRD]. 01 Jul 1942 31 Oct 1946
AD25  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - APPLICATION FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER THE BULL SUBSIDY SCHEME AND ASSOCIATED CORRESPONDENCE (M.A. BEAUMONT) [SRD]. 01 Jan 1943 31 Mar 1943
AD32  LAUNCESTON OFFICE (CONT.) - COPIES OF HERD RECORDING ACCOUNT [SRD]. 04 Sep 1943 09 Dec 1943
AA221  MISCELLANEOUS FILES ABOUT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. 01 Jan 1944 31 Dec 1979
AD766  STATISTICAL RETURNS OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES PRODUCTION. 01 Jan 1944 31 Dec 1992
AD22  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - COPIES OF RETURNS OF FEES OF SUMS COLLECTED [SRD]. 01 May 1944 28 Feb 1946
AD37  EXTENSION SERVICE - RURAL TRAINING - APPROVED FARM FILES NOS. 1 - 250 PLUS SOUTHERN AREAS. 01 Jan 1945 31 Dec 1947
AD10  APPLICATIONS FOR FERTILIZER RATIONS FROM LAUNCESTON [SRD]. 01 Jul 1945 30 Jun 1946
AC484  MT PLEASANT LABORATORIES - PROPERTY FILES RELATING TO ANIMAL HEALTH. 01 Jan 1946 31 Dec 1986
AD26  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - COPIES OF REQUISITIONS FOR STORES ISSUED UNDER THE VETERINARY NATIONALISATION SCHEME [SRD]. 10 Oct 1946 13 May 1947
AD18  COPIES OF OUTWARD CORRESPONDENCE OF THE TASMANIAN MARKETING OFFICE, SYDNEY. 01 Dec 1946 30 Jun 1951
AC381  NOMINAL REGISTER OF CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1948 31 Dec 1992
AB570  SCOTTSDALE DISTRICT OFFICE - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE FILES. 01 Jan 1948 31 Dec 1987
AD20  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - COPIES OF ORDERS FOR VACCINE ISSUED [SRD]. 21 Jan 1948 23 Jun 1948
AD21  LAUNCESTON OFFICE - COPIES OF DEBITS FOR VACCINES SUPPLIED [SRD]. 30 Sep 1948 28 Feb 1958
AC485  MT PLEASANT LABORATORIES - PROPERTY FILES RELATING TO HORTICULTURE. 01 Jan 1949 31 Dec 1986
AD16  HORTICULTURAL OFFICERS' REQUISITION FORMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF MATERIALS, BOOKS ETC [SRD]. 01 Jul 1949 30 Jun 1950
AD33  LAUNCESTON OFFICE (CONT.) - STORE DAY BOOK. 10 May 1950 27 Jun 1950
AD15  SALARY SHEET, ABSTRACTS AND RETURNS COMPILED FOR TREASURY [SRD]. 01 Aug 1951 30 Sep 1951
AD12  DAIRY HERD RECORDER'S FORTNIGHTLY TIME SHEETS [SRD]. 01 Oct 1951 30 Nov 1952
AD17  CHEQUE BUTTS [SRD]. 03 Mar 1953 18 Mar 1953
AC815  NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS. 09 Jun 1953 31 Dec 1975
AD14  DIARIES, RETURNABLE HALF MONTHLY, IN SUPPORT OF TRAVELLING AND EXPENSE ACCOUNTS RENDERED [SRD]. 01 Nov 1953 31 Dec 1953
AA770  HUON DISTRICT OFFICE - CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS RELATING TO LOANS AND ADVANCES TO PRIMARY PRODUCERS. 01 Jan 1954 31 Dec 1983
AA773  HUON DISTRICT OFFICE - CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF LOANS. 01 Jan 1954 31 Dec 1973
AA841  NEW TOWN RESEARCH LABORATORIES - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1959 31 Dec 1987
AE291  REPORT INTO THE DISEASES OF KING ISLAND STOCK ARISING FROM MINERAL DEFICIENCY, BY T. PHILP (CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER) 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1960
AD758  COMMERCIAL CRAYFISH POT LICENCES (CRAYFISH POT ENTITLEMENTS). 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1987
AA818  FILE LIST FOR THE AUSTRALIAN FISHERIES COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES. 01 Jan 1961 31 Dec 1974
AC814  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jun 1961 31 Dec 1990
AD760  PRINTED MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS FOR VARIOUS RELATED FEDERAL COMMITTEES, COUNCILS AND WORKING GROUPS. 01 Jan 1962 31 Dec 1988
AD11  HERD RECORDER'S RECEIPT BOOK FROM KING ISLAND STATION [SRD]. 21 Sep 1964 23 Dec 1964
AD40  PRODUCTION SHEETS FROM GROWERS NO LONGER ENGAGED IN ORCHARDING. 01 Jan 1967 31 Dec 1987
AD41  CARDS GIVING APPLE AND PEAR ORCHARD PRODUCTION STATISTICS. 01 Jan 1967 31 Dec 1982
AA771  HUON DISTRICT OFFICE - ALPHABETICAL REGISTER OF APPLICANTS FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF. 01 Jan 1967 31 Dec 1967
AE285  INDEX TO CORRESPONDENCE 01 Jan 1973 31 Dec 1986
AB359  HUON DISTRICT OFFICE - MISCELLANEOUS FILES RELATING TO TREE PULL SCHEME. 01 Jan 1973 31 Dec 1978
AE287  HYDATID DISEASE LIMITATION PROGRAM PROPERTY REGISTERS 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1979
AA148  REPORTS RELATING TO THE INDO-AUSTRALIAN APPLE EXTENSION PROJECT. 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1988
AC382  STOCK MEDICINES COMPANY FILES. 01 Jan 1976 31 Dec 1980
AC379  NUMERICAL REGISTER OF CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1984 31 Dec 1986
AE800  RESEARCH NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF TASMANIAN QUARANTINE STATIONS, COMPILED AT THE MOUNT PLEASANT VETERINARIAN LABORATORY IN KINGS MEADOWS. 07 Jun 1984 23 Jun 1997
AC380  NUMERICAL REGISTER OF CORRESPONDENCE, TASDEX SERIES. 01 Jan 1986 31 Dec 1990
AC152  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, TASDEX SERIES. 01 Jul 1986 31 Mar 1995
AE400  TASMANIAN SHELLFISH SANITATION CONTROL PROGRAM - TSSCP - PART (1) AND (2) 01 Jan 1988 31 Dec 1989