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In 1985 the Department was superseded by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (VA 2649).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