Agency VA 2829
State Chemistry Laboratory
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Date Range: 1983 - cont
 
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The State Chemistry Laboratory was set up in February 1983 in the Department of Agriculture (VA 618), absorbing the Division of Agricultural Chemistry of the Department and taking on the role of the State Laboratories Co-ordination Unit then located in the Department of Premier and Cabinet (VA 1039). It brought together several operations, the main ones being the Toxicology Branch located in the Coroner's Court (VA 2263), the Health Sciences Branch formerly part of the Health Commission (VA 652) and the Chief Chemists Group from the Department of Minerals and Energy (VA 611).

The State Chemistry Laboratory was responsible to the Department of Agriculture (VA 618) until 1985 when responsibility was assumed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (VA 2649).

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Significant records are held by the Public Record Office (see below).

 
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1925 - 1986 Chief Chemists Correspondence Files VPRS 7606 North Melbourne Open
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1983 - cont Health sciences branch VF 114
1983 - cont Chief chemist's group VF 115
1983 - cont Toxicology branch VF 483
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1983 - 1985 Department of Agriculture VA 618
1985 - cont Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (known as Department of Agriculture 1991-1992; Department of Food and Agriculture January 1992 - October 1992; Department of Agriculture 1992 - 1995) VA 2649
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1983 - 1985 Agriculture VRG 34