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State Records Office of Western Australia AU WA A7 - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
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REGISTER - APPRENTICES

  • AU WA S1940
  • Series
  • 1954-01-01 - 1959-12-31

Register of apprentices employed by the Public Works Dept showing name, trade and commencement and completion dates of apprenticeship.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - FILES

  • AU WA S1489
  • Series
  • 1918-04-08 -

A register of files created in the Public Works Department from 1918. Refer to AN 7 for listings of the files.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILES - WATER SUPPLY

  • AU WA S3035
  • Series
  • 1912-01-01 -

The files in this series were created by the Water Supply branch of the Public Works Department. The origins of the Water Supply branch can be traced back to the development of the goldfields in the late 1880's and the need to provide a relia...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REGISTERS - FIELD BOOKS AND LEVEL BOOKS

  • AU WA S218
  • Series
  • 1885-01-01 - 1985-01-01

Registers to field books and land books of surveys of the following: Railways, Metropolitan Sewerage & Drainage, Country Water Supply, Harbours and Rivers, Irrigation Schemes. The Fieldbooks to which these registers refer are listed in WAS 85. The...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ORD RIVER PROJECT - EXPERIMENTAL AREA - PHOTOGRAPHS

  • AU WA S3009
  • Series
  • 1942-07-14 - 1945-08-07

Public Works Department volume containing photographic prints documenting the Ord River Project and the growth of experimental crops in the area. The photographs are captioned with detailed descriptions.This volume relates to Public Works Departme...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

ELECTION RETURNS - MUNICIPALITIES

  • AU WA S3007
  • Series
  • 1900-01-01 -

Annual returns from Municipalities within Western Australia listing the elected members. Completed returns were sent to the Under Secretary for Public Works (later the Under Secretary for Labour and Works, then the Department of Local Government) ...

DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT [1]

SPECIFICATION FORMS

  • AU WA S1090
  • Series
  • 1891-09-30 - 1892-10-13

Eighteen sets of specifications for various constructions. They give details on how various constructions are to be built (eg jetties and railways) and the types of materials to be used. These include some standard specificatians (eg road bridges,...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILE - GAS PROPELLED VEHICLES

  • AU WA S1376
  • Series
  • 1941-01-01 - 1941-12-31

Estray - file re performances of gas producer propelled vehicles. The file may be material collected by Mr GL Henderson whose name appears on the cover sheet. The file no 861/41 appears on the uppermost document on the file.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

INDEX - PERSONAL FILES

  • AU WA S2545
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1965-12-31

An index of personal files of officers who have left the Public Works Department. The index records the name of the officer, the relevant file number and often the date of resignation.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PERSONAL FILES

  • AU WA S3956
  • Series
  • 1879-12-31 -

Personal files of chief and senior officers within the Public Works Department.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PLANS (RAILWAYS) - STANDARD DRAWINGS

  • AU WA S3162
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 -

Register recording: 1) Public Works Department (PWD) plans relating to railways stations, crossings, land resumptions, etc. (plans are listed by area/region), and 2) WA Government Railway Standard Drawings relating to railway infrastructure.The St...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

MUNICIPAL BY-LAWS AND GOVERNMENT NOTICES [EXTRACTS FROM GOVERNMENT GAZETTE]

  • AU WA S4443
  • Series
  • 1904-02-05 -

This series consists of volumes in which extracts from the Government Gazette have been pasted. The first 11 volumes contain By-Laws (1904-1961), volumes 12 - 20 contain a range of government notices relating to Road Boards and volumes 21 - 22 con...

DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT [1]

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDS - PUBLIC WORKS

  • AU WA S3961
  • Series
  • 1897-01-01 -

This series consists of discreet photographic records (albums) containing photographic images of public works under construction.(The albums in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 7/WAT/8, Accessi...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

FILES - GENERAL

  • AU WA S82
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 -

General files covering the functions of the Public Works Department. Many consignments tend to be concerned with one particular aspect of those functions, e.g. public buildings, water supply and sewerage, school sites, building of police stations,...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CORRESPONDENCE - UNREGISTERED

  • AU WA S1375
  • Series
  • 1892-01-01 - 1962-12-31

This series consist of unrelated estrays that have been delivered to the State Records Office.Item 1 consists of an unregistered file relating to construction work near the grave of Tommy Windich.Item 2 consists of inward and outward corresponden...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CIRCULARS

  • AU WA S1768
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 - 1896-12-31

Copies of circulars issued by the Engineer-in-Chief's office of the Public Works Department. They mainly concern railways, bridges, water supply, Fremantle Harbour etc.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

APPLICATIONS - FREMANTLE SLIPWAY

  • AU WA S3030
  • Series
  • 1942-12-04 - 1985-01-01

The slipways within Fremantle Harbour became the responsibility of the Public Works Department (Harbours and Rivers Branch) in 1942. Prior to this date they had been the responsibility of the Fremantle Harbour Trust. The North Mole slipway was dis...

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

SHIPPING REGISTER - COSSACK AND POINT SAMSON

  • AU WA S1430
  • Series
  • 1907-01-13 - 1946-12-28

Chronological shipping register for Cossack/Point Samson. Details include name of ship, master, tonnage, where from and to.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CONTRACT BOOKS - ORD RIVER PROJECT

  • AU WA S3990
  • Series
  • 1960-04-01 - 1960-04-01

This series consist of two items which are the contract books for the Ord River Project's Diversion Dam at Bandicoot Bar.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1985
  • Series
  • 1910-01-01 -

Files relating to water supply, buildings, railways and estray items relating to significant activities undertaken by staff involved on these projects. This is an artificial series created by the Public Records of WA.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CALCULATION BOOKS

  • AU WA S2757
  • Series
  • 1899-01-12 - 1946-12-12

Calculation books used by Public Works Department Draftsmen/women to calculate estimates and quantities for various public works. Some books were used to calculate water flow, water capacity of various dams, reservoirs, and salinity, etc.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PRESS CLIPPINGS

  • AU WA S2761
  • Series
  • 1960-06-01 - 1972-07-31

Press clippings maintained by the Public Works Department.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

CANNING STOCK ROUTE - EXPEDITION JOURNAL

  • AU WA S1968
  • Series
  • 1929-01-01 -

Photograph album containing photographs detailing an expedition along the Canning Stock Route by members of the Public Works Department. Handwritten notes beside each photograph and a printed transcript of the notes are also included.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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