Agency VA 618
Department of Agriculture
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Date Range: 1872 - 1985
 
Description of this AgencyDescription of this Agency
In 1872 the Department of Agriculture was established as a branch of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey (VA 538).

From 1882 the Department of Agriculture was established in its own right and gradually its responsibilities increased.

In 1985 the Department was superseded by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (VA 2649).

Location of Records

Some records have been transferred to the Public Record Office, but holdings are patchy. See list below and List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.2.0.

 
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? 1872 - ? 1985 Personnel Records (RETURNED TO AGENCY 2017) VPRS 3483 Other Not Applicable
? 1882 - ? 1939 Letter Books VPRS 14877 North Melbourne Open
? 1885 - ? 1912 Reports on State Forests VPRS 14889 North Melbourne Open
? 1903 - ? 1978 Journal of the Department of Agriculture VPRS 13108 North Melbourne Open
? 1934 - 1978 Correspondence Files (Dairying Division) VPRS 3478 North Melbourne Open
? 1950 - 1965 Personal History Cards (Flat Card System I) VPRS 8093 North Melbourne Closed
? 1956 - 1972 Administration Files, Oats Marketing Board VPRS 10764 North Melbourne Open
? 1966 - 1978 Correspondence Files (Animal Industry Division) VPRS 3474 North Melbourne Open
? 1970 - ? 1983 List of Files [Agriculture Division] VPRS 7252 North Melbourne Open
? 1970 - 1977 Ledgers General VPRS 3484 North Melbourne Open
1895 - 1953 Agreements and Leases VPRS 10527 North Melbourne Open
1897 - 1930 Correspondence Register VPRS 14934 North Melbourne Open
1907 - By 1989 Register of State Wildlife Reserves VPRS 15673 North Melbourne Open
1910 - 1977 Animal Health Group Files VPRS 3482 North Melbourne Open
1910 - Circa 1960 Victorian Field Crop Experimental Data VPRS 7557 North Melbourne Open
1911 - 1976 Correspondence Files (Agriculture Division) VPRS 3477 North Melbourne Open
1920 - 1963 Reports and Research Committee paper [Australian Dairy Produce Board] VPRS 10520 North Melbourne Open
1922 - 1963 Reports of Agriculture Ministers' Conferences VPRS 10529 North Melbourne Open
1925 - 1935 Combined Salary/Quarantine Act Ledger VPRS 3487 Other Not Applicable
1925 - 1950 Registers Of Salaries, Wages And Allowances VPRS 3485 Other Not Applicable
Functions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibility
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1872 - 1985 Agriculture VF 245
1873 - 1874 Herbarium VF 26
1873 - 1874 Botanic gardens VF 27
1875 - 1890 Forests VF 30
1903 - 1905 Forests VF 30
1903 - 1913 Herbarium VF 26
1906 - 1985 Veterinary services VF 110
1910 - 1913 Fisheries and wildlife VF 98
1910 - 1913 Fisheries, commercial licences VF 230
- 1911 Meat inspection VF 126
1981 - 1985 Animal protection VF 111
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Superior AgenciesSuperior Agencies
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1872 - 1882 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
Subordinate AgenciesSubordinate Agencies
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1983 - 1985 State Chemistry Laboratory VA 2829
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1872 - 1882 Lands VRG 18
1872 - 1985 Agriculture VRG 34
1903 - 1904 Forests VRG 41