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In a proclamation dated 24 December 1935 and in response to a request from producers, chicory was proclaimed a commodity under the provisions of the Marketing of Primary Products Act 1935 (No.4337).
Under the provisions of two Orders in Council dated 8 April 1936, the Chicory Marketing Board was appointed. On the 3 August 1936 the Governor in Council made regulations cited as the "Chicory Marketing Board Regulations 1936" which stipulated the administrative and operational guidelines for the Board. The Board consisted of one person appointed by the Governor in Council and the other members were the elected representatives of the producers. The regulations stated that the Board meet "... on such dates, at such places, and at such times as the Chairperson may in his discretion from time to time determine". It is unclear how often the Board actually convened, as no minutes recording the meetings have been located.
After the Minister for Agriculture met with the Board in May 1976, he appointed a Manager in order to ensure the continuity of the Board's activities until it could be determined what would eventuate for the industry in the next two or three years. The Acting Minister of Agriculture dissolved the Chicory Marketing Board by proclamation on 28 January, 1981.
Location of Records
For records of this agency, see the list of series below. The records in custody were moved to the Department of Agriculture from the Board's Liquidators office in 1985 and transferred to the Public Record Office in 1994. It was not possible to establish whether the records transferred were the only records created by the Board.
Although the Chicory Marketing Board regulations required the Secretary to keep minutes, no records have been located.
Information concerning the Board can also be located within the record keeping system of the Department of Agriculture (VA 618). See in particular VPRS 10163/P3 Central Administration Correspondence Files, Unit 327 and Unit 352.