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Western Australia - Organisation

Colonial Secretary's Office (1828 - 1890)

Crown Colony of Western Australia

30 December 1828
Government Department

The Colonial Secretary's Office in the Crown Colony of Western Australia was established in 1828. It was responsible for the welfare of children in Western Australia, through the position of the Superintendent of Relief and Inspector of Charitable Institutions. In 1890, the Colonial Secretary's Office continued in the Colony of Western Australia.


 1828 - 1890 Colonial Secretary's Office
       1890 - 1924 Colonial Secretary's Office
             1924 - 1983 Chief Secretary's Department

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A103 - Colonial Secretary's Office', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser