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AU WA A103 - COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE Series
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RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1243
  • Series
  • 1829-01-01 - 1983-12-31

This is an artificial series created by the State Archives and contains various records relating to the early days of the colony. Many of them were received prior to 1945.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

CORRESPONDENCE - ELIZA JANE SMITH

  • AU WA S1373
  • Series
  • 1869-01-01 - 1890-12-31

Estray - correspondence re grant of land in Albany to Eliza Jane Smith in 1869.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

LETTERBOOK (OUTWARDS CORRESPONDENCE) - DEFENCE MATTERS

  • AU WA S1412
  • Series
  • 1889-01-01 - 1900-12-31

Hand-pressed copies of letters regarding general defence matters in Western Australia. There is an index at the front of the volume.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

SHIPPING REGISTERS - DERBY

  • AU WA S1528
  • Series
  • 1906-01-01 - 1964-06-30

Shipping registers for the port of Derby showing a ship's date of arrival, where from, captain's name, where bound and date of sailing. Volume 1 contains shipping arrivals for the period 1906-1909 and 1917-1949, while vol. 2 covers 1909-...

HARBOUR AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT

REGISTERS - NATURALIZATION

  • AU WA S1547
  • Series
  • 1841-04-15 - 1903-12-31

Alphabetical registers of persons naturalized in WA up until 1903. The Commonwealth took over this function from the State on the 1st January 1904.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

RECORDS - VARIOUS

  • AU WA S1618
  • Series
  • 1851-01-01 -

A collection of miscellaneous records including a record of shipping casualties, hydrographic surveys and newspaper cuttings and other records relating to coastal ports, harbours and rivers. Includes register of births (1906-1915) and deaths (190...

HARBOUR AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT

1891 CENSUS RETURNS [YORK CENSUS RETURNS]

  • AU WA S2097
  • Series
  • 1891-04-05 - 1891-04-05

On 26 February 1891, an "An Act for the taking the Census of Western Australia in the year 1891, and thereafter" was assented to. A census was conducted on 5 April 1891. The only returns that appear to have survived for the 1891 census are the fra...

YORK CLERK OF COURTS

MAGISTRATES REPORTS

  • AU WA S2520
  • Series
  • 1855-11-22 - 1859-11-20

The Magistrates Reports recorded the weekly activities of the various District or Resident Magistrates. Each report is arranged in days and has columns for "Journeys or Public Business: Places from and to which, Miles" which were used in obtainin...

LETTERBOOKS (OUTWARDS CORRESPONDENCE) [MAIN SERIES]

  • AU WA S2755
  • Series
  • 1829-06-08 - 1900-02-16

The letterbooks of the Colonial Secretary's Office is an almost complete set of duplicate correspondence sent by the Colonial Secretary to other government departments, subordinate offices and private individuals. During the period 1829-1895 ...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED (CONVICT FINANCE BOARD)

  • AU WA S2758
  • Series
  • 1851-05-05 - 1872-04-02

Applications for funds to meet convict related expenses from various Colonial officials received by the Convict Finance Board and copies of similar applications received by the Colonial Secretary's Office . Includes estimates of Convict Esta...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

CORRESPONDENCE - INWARDS

  • AU WA S2941
  • Series
  • 1828-12-30 - 1878-12-31

This series consists of the inwards correspondence - or correspondence received - of the Colonial Secretary's Office.The inwards correspondence of the Colonial Secretary's Office between 1828 and 1878 was arranged in two basic ways.The f...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

MAPS - GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

  • AU WA S33
  • Series
  • 1848-01-01 - 1848-08-31

Hand drawn and hand coloured maps by Dr Ferdinand von Sommer.Von Sommer, a German geologist previously employed in South Australia, arrived in Western Australia in 1847. He was employed through the Colonial Secretary's Office as Government G...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

INDEX CARDS

  • AU WA S3753
  • Series
  • 1919-01-01 -

These index cards record file numbers allocated by the Chief Secretary's central registry for Colonial Secretary/Chief Secretary files covering a wide range of functions (e.g. Fisheries, Aborigines, Harbour and Lights, Fremantle Prison, etc.)...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNALS (PERTH)

  • AU WA S4144
  • Series
  • 1830-04-16 - 1875-12-31

These journals record the following meteorological information: date, place of observation, time of observation, temperature in shade, temperature in sun, relative humidity, wind direction and general remarks about the weather.(The journals in thi...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

BLUE BOOKS (STATISTICAL RETURNS FOR THE SWAN RIVER COLONY)

  • AU WA S4148
  • Series
  • 1834 - 1905

The term "Blue Books" refers to the colour of the covers of these bound statistical returns and was the term in use throughout the 19th Century by the British Government for official reports of Parliament and the Privy Council.The Governor of each...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS (BREAKSEA ISLAND)

  • AU WA S4149
  • Series
  • 1895-01-01 -

These journals record the following meteorological information: date, thermometer readings, wind direction, rain, cloud cover and general remarks.(The journals in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: ...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS (ALBANY)

  • AU WA S4150
  • Series
  • 1880-01-01 -

These journals record the following meteorological information: date, thermometer readings, wind direction, rain, cloud cover and general remarks.(The journals in this Record Series were previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: ...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

1859 CENSUS RETURNS [YORK CENSUS RETURNS]

  • AU WA S4162
  • Series
  • 1859-12-31 - 1859-12-31

On 25 July 1848, an Ordinance was passed "for taking an account of the population and of the amount of livestock and crop and other particulars of the Colony of Western Australia" (12th Vict., No. 4). Resident Magistrates were responsible for unde...

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE - YORK

CORRESPONDENCE FILES - CONFIDENTIAL

  • AU WA S4394
  • Series
  • 1884-02-21 - 1899-09-27

This series consists of confidential records of the Colonial Secretary's Office. The records were maintained separate from the main series of correspondence files (Record Series No. 675). The Colonial Secretary's Office provided sepera...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

PASSAGE GUARANTEE FORMS

  • AU WA S4787
  • Series
  • 1876-08-29 -

Forms signed by immigrants taking free government sponsored passage to Western Australia guaranteeing to remain in the colony for three years, or in leaving within that period to pay Colonial Treasurer the sum of 18 pounds per passage.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

CORRESPONDENCE - ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS

  • AU WA S4794
  • Series
  • 1891-01-01 -

Letters, forms and documents regarding Western Australian colonial government assisted immigrants in the 1890s, including requests from W.A. residents for staff, and employment engagement forms. There is also domestic and other correspondence foun...

OFFICE OF THE AGENT-GENERAL

SHEEP INSPECTION RETURNS

  • AU WA S4795
  • Series
  • 1879-01-01 -

Scab Act, 1879 schedule F. Returns of inspections made, and of license fees received by the Inspector of Sheep for various districts in Western Australia. The series also includes weekly journal sheets from Inspectors, and reports of sheep in quar...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

RECORDS OF PERMITS TO LAND IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • AU WA S4868
  • Series
  • 1901-01-01 - 1903-12-31

Contains application forms for Permits to Land in South Africa and associated registers and records relating to nominated immigrants.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

SILK CULTURE RECORD

  • AU WA S4924
  • Series
  • 1873-01-01 - 1873-12-31

This record comprises a series of published articles written by Charles Brady F.L.S, and pasted into a single volume titled "Practical Silk Culture". The articles document the process of producing silk. The volume also contains a small collection ...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

REGISTERS - VACCINATIONS

  • AU WA S669
  • Series
  • 1879-04-20 - 1906-12-28

The volume held lists adults and children living in the Canning district who were vaccinated against smallpox. An alphabetical index is included.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

CORRESPONDENCE FILES

  • AU WA S675
  • Series
  • 1883-10-01 - 1983-03-23

This record series comprises the main file series for the Colonial Secretary's Office/Chief Secretary's Department for the post-1883 period.In 1883, the central registry of the Colonial Secretary's Office changed the way it indexed ...

CHIEF SECRETARY'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTER - MARRIAGE DECLARATIONS

  • AU WA S735
  • Series
  • 1843-01-01 - 1854-01-01

Register of declarations by couples wishing to marry. Details include name, age, address and whether there is any impediment to the marriage.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

FILES - UNREGISTERED

  • AU WA S949
  • Series
  • 1871-09-30 - 1983-03-23

This series of various unregistered files and confidential papers had been kept in a cupboard in the Under Secretary's Office in the Chief Secretary's Department prior to transfer to the State Archives. There is no apparent order to the...

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE

STATISTICAL RETURNS

  • AU WA S969
  • Series
  • 1876-01-01 -

Statistical returns used in the preparation of the Blue Books.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE