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Commonwealth Government Records about South Australia


Appendix B: Commonwealth agencies arranged by administrative function

Aboriginal people

1973–90 Department of Aboriginal Affairs, State Office, South Australia/(by 1977) South Australian Region, Head Office (CA 2575)
1975–90 Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Area Office, Port Augusta [South Australia] (CA 4759)
1975– Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 4711)
1980–90 Aboriginal Development Commission, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3751)
1987–91 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (CA 6841)
1990–2005 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Adelaide Office (CA 7072)

Agriculture

(see also Wine)

1932–43 Department of Commerce, State Branch, South Australia (CA 3996)
1943–56 Department of Commerce and Agriculture, State Branch, South Australia (CA 2891)
1956–74 Department of Primary Industry [I], State Branch, South Australia (CA 1157)
1974–75 Department of Agriculture, State Branch, South Australia (CA 2320)
1975–87 Department of Primary Industry [II], State Branch, South Australia ( CA 2329)
1987–98 Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 6592)

Air force

1939– RAAF No. 11 Squadron (CA 6686)
1942–61 RAAF No. 2 Airfield Construction Squadron (CA 8767)
1943–45 RAAF No. 86 Squadron (CA 8776)
1946–78 RAAF South Australia Squadron, Air Training Corps (CA 1123)
1947–55 RAAF Station Headquarters Mallala, South Australia (CA 8696)
1947–55 RAAF No. 34 Communications Squadron, Mallala (South Australia) [I] (CA 8700)
1947– RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit (CA 6731)
1949– RAAF No. 10 Squadron, Edinburgh, South Australia [II] (CA 6729)
1950–73 RAAF Adelaide University Squadron, South Australia (CA 1124)
1950– RAAF No. 92 Wing Headquarters, Edinburgh, South Australia (CA 2730)
1951– RAAF No. 24 (City of Adelaide) (Auxiliary) Squadron, South Australia [II] (CA 2731)
1955–65 RAAF Maintenance Squadron, Edinburgh (South Australia) (CA 8699)
1955–87 RAAF Headquarters Base Squadron, Edinburgh, South Australia (CA 1126)
1955–87 Headquarters, RAAF Base, Edinburgh, South Australia (CA 1393)
1955–87 RAAF Headquarters Base Squadron, Edinburgh (South Australia) (CA 1126)
1977–98 RAAF No. 492 (Maintenance) Squadron (CA 2732)
1977– Maritime Analysis and Training School/(from 1980) RAAF No. 292 Squadron, Edinburgh (South Australia) (CA 4796)

Army

1901–11 Headquarters, Commonwealth Military Forces, South Australia (CA 3207)
1911–21 Headquarters, 4 Military District [I], Commonwealth Military Forces, Keswick, South Australia (CA 3208)
1939–42 Headquarters, 4 Military District [II], Australian Military Forces, Keswick, South Australia (CA 3210)
1946–50 Headquarters, 4 Military District [III], Australian Military Forces, Keswick, South Australia (CA 3212)
1950–73 Headquarters, Central Command, South Australia, Australian Military Forces (CA 3179)
1948–75 Headquarters Squadron, 3/9 South Australian Mounted Rifles, Australian Army (CA 5538)
1948–96 4 Field Dental Unit, Royal Australian Army Dental Corps, Warradale, South Australia (CA 4140)
1948– Adelaide University (Universities) Regiment, Australian Army (CA 3991)
1948– 3 Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers, Warradale, South Australia (CA 5517)
1950– Australian Army Band, Adelaide (CA 5524)
1952–75 Central Command Provost Company, Keswick, South Australia (CA 7452)
1953–76 12 Women's Royal Australian Army Corps Company, Keswick, South Australia (CA 7458)
1954–60 Headquarters, C Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps, Central Command Troops, South Australia (CA 7463)
1955–69 43 Railway Squadron [I], Royal Australian Engineers (Supplementary Reserve) (Transportation), Warradale, South Australia (CA 3740)
1957–76 9 Training Unit, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps, Keswick, South Australia (CA 7456)
1958– 14 Psychology Unit, Army Psychology Corps (CA 3744)
1959–86 Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Warradale, South Australia (CA 7457)
1960–2006 3 Forward General Hospital, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Keswick, South Australia (CA 5507)
1960–75 2 Line of Communication Provost Company, Keswick, South Australia (CA 7461)
1961–74 Army Guided Weapons Trials Unit, South Australia (CA 7460)
1965–69 110 Light Anti-aircraft Battery, Australian Army, Woodside, South Australia (CA 5533)
1965–87 10 Battalion, Royal South Australian Regiment, Australian Army (CA 4797)
1967–93 Army Special Investigation Branch Unit (CA 6695)
1969–74 16 Light Anti-aircraft Regiment, Australian Army, Woodside, South Australia (CA 5532)
1970–96 4 Field Survey Squadron, Australian Army, Keswick, South Australia (CA 4709)
Jun–Nov 1973 South Australia Workshop Company, Australian Army (CA 5547)
1973–77 Training Centre, Australian Army, South Australia (CA 4023)
1973–81 411 Supply Company, Australian Army, South Australia (CA 3743)
1973–89 41 Supply Battalion, Australian Army, Keswick, South Australia (CA 3742)
1975–2008 4 Military Police Company, Australian Army, South Australia (CA 4300)
1973–92 Department of Defence [III], Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3178)
1975– 'A' Squadron, 3/9 South Australian Mounted Rifles, Australian Army (CA 4226)
1975–88 4 Ordnance Platoon, Australian Army, Warradale, South Australia (CA 5506)
1976– Headquarters, 4 Cadet Group, South Australia/(from 1992) Australian Cadet Corps, Australian Army (CA 4075)
1982–87 27 Battalion, Royal South Australian Regiment [II], Australian Army (CA 5529)
1988–89 9 Field Supply Company, Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (CA 6970)
1989–96 Adelaide Logistics Battalion, Australian Army, South Australia (CA 7293)

Audit

1905–83 Auditor-General's Office, South Australia (CA 563)
1983–96 Australian Audit Office, South Australia/(from 1989) Australian National Audit Office, South Australia (CA 7183)

Bankruptcy

1928–81 Bankruptcy Branch, South Australia – Registrar in Bankruptcy (CA 927)
1928–ongoing Bankruptcy Branch, South Australia – Official Receiver in Bankruptcy/(from 2002) Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia, South Australian and Northern Territory Branch (CA 935)
1977–ongoing Federal Court of Australia, South Australia District Registry/ (from 1979 Federal Court and Tribunals Registry Branch (CA 5950) (responsible for bankruptcy from 1981)

Census and statistics

1907–57 Government Statist (South Australia)/(from 1914) Statistical Department (South Australia) (CA 7470)
1957–74 Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, South Australia (CA 1094)
1974–ongoing Australian Bureau of Statistics, State Office, South Australia (CA 4170)

Civil aviation

1938–57 Department of Civil Aviation, South Australia Region (CA 3745)
1957–73 Department of Civil Aviation, South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 2883)
1973–77 Department of Transport [III], Air Transport Group, South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 2888)
1977–82 Department of Transport [III], South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 2621)
1982–87 Department of Aviation, South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 3304)
1987–93 Department of Transport and Communications, Aviation Group, South Australia (CA 6683)
1928–88 Parafield Airport, South Australia (CA 4783)
1955–88 Adelaide Airport (also known as West Beach Airport), South Australia (CA 4782)
1988–95 Civil Aviation Authority, South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 6838)
1988–98 Federal Airports Corporation, Adelaide Airport, South Australia (CA 6759)
1988–98 Federal Airports Corporation, Parafield Airport, South Australia (CA 6593)
1995– Civil Aviation Safety Authority, South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 8160)

Communications

1933–83 Australian Broadcasting Commission, South Australian Branch (CA 2639)
1983–ongoing Australian Broadcasting Corporation, South Australian Branch (CA 3927)

Construction

1847–52 Department of the Colonial Engineer, South Australia (CA 6883)
1852–53 Colonial Architect's Department [I], South Australia (CA 6871)
1854–57 Public Works Department, South Australia (CA 5111)
1857–60 Colonial Architect's Department [II], South Australia (CA 4742)
1860–67 Engineer and Architect's Department, South Australia (CA 4743)
1867–70 Department of the Architect [I], South Australia (CA 4744)
1870–74 Engineer-in-Chief's Department, South Australia (CA 6873)
1874–78 Department of the Architect [II], South Australia (CA 6874)
1878–86 Architect-in-Chief's Department [I], South Australia (CA 6875)
1886–1921 Works and Buildings Department, South Australia (CA 6876)
1911–20 Commonwealth Works Registrar, South Australia (CA 3815)
1920–32 Public Works Branch, South Australia (CA 761)
1932–46 Works and Services Branch, South Australia (CA 968)
1946–74 Director of Works, South Australia (CA 2915)
1974–75 Director of Housing and Construction [I], South Australia (CA 2398)
1975–78 Director of Construction, South Australia (CA 2383)
1978–82 Director of Housing and Construction [II], South Australia/Northern Territory (CA 2993)
1982–83 Department of Transport and Construction, South Australia/Northern Territory Regional Office (CA 3303)
1983–87 Director of Housing and Construction [III], South Australia/Northern Territory (CA 3518)
1987–90 Australian Construction Services [I], South Australia/Northern Territory (CA 6591)

Customs

1837–2009 Collector of Customs, Adelaide/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, State Administration, South Australia (CA 802)
1847–2009 Sub-collector of Customs, Port Lincoln/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, Port Lincoln, South Australia (CA 804)
1861–2009 Sub-collector of Customs, Wallaroo/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, Wallaroo, South Australia (CA 807)
1882–1911 Sub-collector of Customs, Port Augusta/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, Port Augusta, South Australia (CA 8200)
1885–2009 Sub-collector of Customs, Port Pirie/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, Port Pirie, South Australia (CA 805)
1922–53 Officer of Customs, Whyalla, South Australia (CA 5117)
1939–50 Deputy Prices Commissioner, South Australia (CA 4772)
1952–87 Department of Health, Divisional Office/(from 1974) Regional Office, South Australia (CA 1038)
1953–2009 Sub-collector of Customs, Whyalla/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, Whyalla, South Australia (CA 806)
1987–91 Department of Community Services and Health, State Office, South Australia (CA 6599)

Defence

(see also Science and Research)

1950–2001 Defence Security Branch, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 7517)
1973–92 Department of Defence [III], Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3178)

Education

1941–72 Department of Labour and National Service, Branch Office/Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2895)
1946–59 Universities Commission, Branch Office, Adelaide (CA 3056)
1947–67 Commonwealth Office of Education, Branch Office, Adelaide (CA 594)
1967–72 Department of Education and Science, Regional Office, Adelaide (also known as South Australian Branch Office, 1967–69) (CA 2312)
1972–83 Department of Education [I], State Office, South Australia (also known as Schools Commission, Regional Office, South Australia, 1974–76) (CA 2306)
1976–87 Schools Commission, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3008)
1983–84 Department of Education and Youth Affairs, South Australian State Office (CA 3516)
1984–87 Department of Education [II], South Australian State Office (CA 4171)
1987–94 Department of Employment, Education and Training, State Office, South Australia (CA 6597)

Electoral

1903–73 Commonwealth Electoral Office, South Australia (CA 2996)
1973–84 Australian Electoral Office, South Australia (CA 2625)
1984– Australian Electoral Commission, South Australia (CA 3943)
1903– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Adelaide, South Australia (CA 4183)
1903– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Boothby, South Australia (CA 4184)
1903– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Barker, South Australia (CA 4185)
1903– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Grey, South Australia (CA 4186)
1903– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Hindmarsh, South Australia (CA 4187)
1903– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Wakefield, South Australia (CA 4188)
1903–34 Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Angas [I], South Australia (CA 4189)
1948–77 Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Angas [II], South Australia (CA 4191)
1949– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Kingston, South Australia (CA 4217)
1949– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Port Adelaide, South Australia (CA 4253)
1949– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Sturt, South Australia (CA 4254)
1955– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Bonython, South Australia (CA 4250)
1968–92 Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Hawker, South Australia (CA 4252)
1984– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Makin, South Australia (CA 4248)
1984– Divisional Returning Officer, Division of Mayo, South Australia (CA 4249)

Employment

1941–72 Department of Labour and National Service, Branch Office/Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2895)
1972–74 Department of Labour, Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2324)
1974–75 Labor Group, Department of Labor and Immigration, Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2323)
1975–78 Department of Employment and Industrial Relations [I], Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2331)
1978–82 Department of Employment and Youth Affairs, Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2760)
1982–87 Department of Employment and Industrial Relations [II], South Australian Region (CA 3305)
1987–89 Department of Employment, Education and Training, South Australia State Office (Employment Division) (CA 6594)
1987–94 Department of Employment, Education and Training, State Office, South Australia (CA 6597)
1940–46 Small Arms Ammunition Factory, Hendon, South Australia – Industrial Welfare Division (CA 5191)
1942–45 Allied Works Council, South Australian Office (CA 7230)
1942–46 Deputy Director-General of Manpower, South Australia (CA 4704)
1944–50 Department of Post-war Reconstruction, South Australia (CA 5195)
1949–71 Smithfield Hostel, South Australia (CA 5124)
1950–52 Gepps Cross Hostel, South Australia (CA 5120)
1950–52 Gawler Hostel, South Australia (CA 5122)
1950–52 Rosewater Hostel, South Australia (CA 5123)
1950–66 Finsbury Hostel, South Australia (CA 5118)
1950–72 Glenelg North Hostel, South Australia (CA 5121)
1952–78 Commonwealth Hostels Limited, State Administration, South Australia (CA 5126)
1966–72 Pennington Hostel, South Australia (CA 5119)
1970–72 Commonwealth Employment Service, Glenelg, South Australia (CA 4260)

Finance

1915–93 Australian Taxation Office, Branch Office, South Australia (CA 3627)
1919–76 Sub-treasury, South Australia (CA 1005)
1944–74 Commonwealth Loans Organisation, South Australia (by 1944–74) (also known as Deputy Director of Recruiting, South Australia, 1950–74)
1976–96 Department of Finance, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 2347)

Health

1921–87 Department of Health, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 1038)
1987–91 Department of Community Services and Health, South Australia (CA 6599)

Housing

1964–73 Department of Housing, State Office, South Australia–Northern Territory (CA 2912)
1964–94 Home Savings Grants Branch, State Office, South Australia (CA 4770)
1973–75 Department of Housing and Construction [I], Regional Office (Housing), South Australia (CA 2399)
1975–78 Department of Environment, Housing and Community Development, State Office, South Australia (CA 2377)
1978–82 Department of Housing and Construction [II], South Australia and Northern Territory Region (CA 2993)
1982–83 Department of Social Security, State Headquarters, South Australia (1972–91) (CA 2390) (responsible for Savings Grants and Homes Deposits Assistance Schemes from 1982 to 1983)
1983–87 Department of Housing and Construction [III], South Australia–Northern Territory Regional Office

Immigration and naturalisation

1837–2009 Collector of Customs, Adelaide/(from 1985) Australian Customs Service, State Administration, South Australia (CA 802)
1841–1903 General Registry Office (CA 1281)
1901–16 Department of External Affairs [I], Melbourne (CA 7)
1916–28 Department of Home and Territories, Central Office (CA 15)
1919–46 Investigation Branch, Central Office, Melbourne and Canberra (CA 747)
1939–72 Department of the Interior [II], Central Office (CA 31)
1941–45 Security Service, South Australia (CA 948)
1946–74 Department of Immigration, South Australia Branch (CA 959)
1970–87 Department of Foreign Affairs, State Office, South Australia (CA 2574)
1975–87 Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs [I], Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2327)
1987–93 Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 6589)
1987– Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, State Office, Adelaide, South Australia (CA 6600)

Industrial relations

(For earlier/later agencies see Employment)

1965–78 Department of Employment and Industrial Relations [I], Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2331)
1978–82 Department of Industrial Relations [I], Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 3728)
1978–83 Industrial Relations Bureau, South Australia (CA 3729)
1982–87 Department of Employment and Industrial Relations [II], South Australian Region (CA 3305)
1983– Awards Management Branch, Department of Industrial Relations, South Australian Region (CA 3874)
1987–97 Department of Industrial Relations [II], South Australia (CA 6596)

Industry

1948–56 Division of Industrial Development, Head Office, Department of Post-war Reconstruction (to 1950), Department of National Development [I] (CA 776)
1949–56 Division of Industrial Development, Department of National Development [I], South Australia (CA 7483)
1963–72 Department of Trade and Industry, State Branch, South Australia (CA 2897)
1972–77 Department of Overseas Trade, Regional Office, South Australia (1972–77) (also known as Department of Secondary Industry, Regional Office, South Australia, 1972–74) (CA 2628)
1974–75 Department of Manufacturing Industry, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3181)
1975–82 Department of Industry and Commerce [I], Regional Office, South Australia (CA 5933)
1984–93 Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce, State Office, South Australia (CA 4710)

Law and justice administration

(see also Bankruptcy)

1905– High Court of Australia, Office of the Registry, Adelaide, South Australia (CA 8197)
1942–84 Deputy Crown Solicitor, Adelaide/(by 1964) Deputy Crown Solicitor, South Australia (CA 887)
1948–64 Court Reporting Branch, Adelaide, South Australia (CA 921)
1966–84 Attorney-General's Department, Adelaide Office (South Australia) (CA 3869)
1976– Family Court of Australia, Adelaide Registry, South Australia (CA 2533)
1977– Federal Court of Australia, South Australia District Registry/(from 1979) Federal Court and Tribunals Registry Branch (CA 5950)
1984– Australian Government Solicitor, South Australia (CA 3870)
1985 Veterans' Review Board, South Australian Registry (CA 4736)
1989 Director of Public Prosecutions, State Office, South Australia (CA 6962)

Lighthouses

1860–1925 Marine Board of South Australia (CA 1204)
1915–21 Lighthouse Branch No. 4 District, Adelaide, South Australia (CA 1205)
1921–27 District Lighthouse Officer and Deputy Director of Navigation, South Australia (CA 1206)
1927–63 Deputy Director of Lighthouses and Navigation, South Australia (CA 1207)
1963–72 Department of Shipping and Transport, Regional Controller, South Australia (CA 1014)
1972–77 Department of Transport [III], South Australia Region/(from 1973) Department of Transport [III], Surface Transport Group, South Australia Region (CA 2620)
1977–82 Department of Transport [III], South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 2621)
1982–83 Department of Transport and Construction, South Australia–Northern Territory Regional Office (CA 3303)
1983–87 Department of Transport [IV], South Australia–Northern Territory Region (CA 3517)
1987–91 Department of Transport and Communications, Transport Group, South Australia/Northern Territory (CA 6684)
1852–1990 Lighthouse, Cape Willoughby (Sturt Light) [South Australia] (CA 1265)
1856–1981 Lighthouse, Troubridge Shoal [South Australia] (CA 1271)
1858–1990 Lighthouse, Cape Borda (Flinders Light) [South Australia] (CA 1260)
1859–1980 Lighthouse, Cape Northumberland, (MacDonnell Light) [South Australia] (CA 1264)
1871–1925 Lighthouse, Cape Jervis [South Australia] (CA 1263)
1872–1973 Lighthouse, Cape Jaffa [South Australia] (CA 1262)
1877–1923 Lighthouse, Tipara Reef [South Australia] (CA 1270)
1878–1918 Lighthouse, Penguin Island [South Australia] (CA 1269)
1879–1991 Lighthouse, Althorpe Island [South Australia] (CA 1258)
1882–1920 Lighthouse, Corny Point [South Australia] (CA 1266)
1883–1928 Lighthouse, Cape Banks [South Australia] (CA 1259)
1883–1973 Lighthouse, Lowly Point [South Australia] (CA 1267)
1901–90 Lighthouse, Neptune Island [South Australia] (CA 1268)
1909–59 Lighthouse, Cape du Couedic [South Australia] (CA 1261)

Mercantile marine

1860–1922 Marine Board of South Australia (CA 1204)
1922–91 Mercantile Marine Office, Port Adelaide (South Australia) (CA 5194)

Meteorology

1858–67 Adelaide Observatory, South Australia (CA 5167)
1908–55 Meteorological Branch/Bureau, Divisional Office, South Australia (CA 5158)
1955– Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Regional Office, South Australia (by 1973, also known as Bureau of Meteorology) (CA 2354)

Migrant accommodation

1949–71 Smithfield Hostel, South Australia (CA 5124)
1950–53 Gepps Cross Hostel, South Australia (CA 5120)
1950–53 Rosewater Hostel, South Australia (CA 5123)
1950–56 Gawler Hostel, South Australia (CA 5122)
1950–66 Finsbury Hostel, South Australia (CA 5118)
1950–72 Glenelg North Hostel, South Australia (CA 5121)
1966–85 Pennington Hostel, South Australia (CA 5119)

National Service

1941–72 Department of Labour and National Service, Branch Office/Regional Administration, South Australia (CA 2895)

Navy

1911–17 District Naval Office, South Australia (CA 4792)
1917–94 HMAS Cerberus [IV]/(from 1940) HMAS Torrens/(from 1966) HMAS Encounter, South Australia (also known as Birkenhead Naval Depot) (CA 2901)

Nuclear tests

1984–85 Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s (CA 3993)

Patents, copyright and trademarks

1877–1907 Patents, Copyright and Trade Marks Office, South Australia (CA 6825)
1880–1906 Patents Office, South Australia (CA 5303)
1904–92 Patents, Trade Marks, and Designs Sub-office, South Australia (CA 900)

Post and telegraph

1837–1975 General Post Office, Adelaide (also known as Postmaster-General's Department, State Administration, South Australia, 1901–75) (CA 1032)
1975–88 Australian Telecommunications Commission, State Office, South Australia (CA 2462)
1975– Australian Postal Corporation, State Office, South Australia (CA 2559)

Primary industry

1932–43 Department of Commerce, State Branch, South Australia (CA 3996)
1943–56 Department of Commerce and Agriculture, State Branch, South Australia (CA 2891)
1956–74 Department of Primary Industry [I], State Branch, South Australia (CA 1157)
1974–75 Department of Agriculture. State Branch, South Australia (CA 2320)
1975–87 Department of Primary Industry [II], State Branch, South Australia (CA 2329)
1987–98 Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 6592)

Property

(note: separated from Works in 1945)

1945–52 Property and Survey Branch, South Australia (CA 3727)
1952–72 Chief Property Officer, South Australia (CA 1063)
1972–76 Department of Services and Property (CA 6563)
1976–79 Property and Services Division, Department of Administrative Services [II] (CA 4000)
1979–87 Property Directorate, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 6559)
1987–97 Australian Property Group, South Australia (CA 6828)

Public Service

1903–78 Public Service Inspector, South Australia (CA 869)
1978–87 Office of the Public Service Board, South Australia (CA 2649)
1987–95 Public Service Commission, South Australia (CA 6661)

Radio and television

1927–75 Wireless Branch/(from 1955) Radio Branch, Postmaster-General's Department, South Australia (CA 6585)
1933–83 Australian Broadcasting Commission, South Australian Branch, Northern Territory Branch (CA 2639)
1983– Australian Broadcasting Corporation, South Australian Branch (CA 3927)

Railways

1895–1975 South Australian Railways Commissioner (CA 3970)
1906–78 South Australian Railways, Office of Superintendent, Port Lincoln (CA 6556)
1913–17 Engineer-in-Chief/(from 1915) Acting Commissioner, Commonwealth Railways (CA 2106)
1917–75 Commonwealth Railways Commissioner (CA 265)
1975–98 Australian National Railways Commission, Head Office, South Australia (CA 2105)
1912–75 Commonwealth Railways Commissioner, Port Augusta Office, South Australia (CA 3437)
1975–98 Australian National Railways Commission, Head Office, South Australia (CA 2105)
1975–98 Australian National Railways Commission, Port Augusta Office, South Australia (CA 3438)

Salvage

1943–46

Commonwealth Salvage Commission, South Australia Branch (CA 6581)

Science and research

1927–99 CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, South Australia (CA 4752)
1941–47 No. 2 Explosives and Filling Factory, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 625)
1947–53 Long Range Weapons Establishment, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 3038)
1947–53 Munitions Supply Laboratories/(from 1948) Defence Research Laboratories, South Australia Branch (CA 3478)
1949–97 CSIRO, Division of Soils, South Australia (CA 4703)
1953–74 Defence Services Laboratory, South Australia Branch (CA 3479)
1955–78 Weapons Research Establishment, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 3039)
1955–78 Weapons Research Establishment, Woomera, South Australia (CA 3076)
1973–78 CSIRO, Land Resources Laboratories, South Australia (CA 8542)
1974–77 Materials Research Laboratory, South Australia Branch (CA 3477)
1977–80 Production Technology Laboratory, South Australia Branch (CA 3480)
1978–87 Defence Research Centre, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 3040)
1978– Defence Support – Woomera, South Australia (CA 3077)
1980–97 CSIRO, Division of Manufacturing Technology, South Australia (CA 4751)
1987–92 Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 6755)

Security and intelligence

1917–19 Commonwealth Police Force [I] (CA 2919)
1919–46 Investigation Branch, South Australia (CA 905)
1940–60 Peace Officer Guard Headquarters, Salisbury, South Australia (CA 4795)
1941–45 Security Service, South Australia (CA 948)
1946–60 Commonwealth Investigation Service, South Australia (CA 914)
1949– Australian Security Intelligence Organization, South Australia (CA 4716)
1966–75 Commonwealth Police Force [II], District Office, South Australia and Northern Territory (CA 953)
1975–79 Commonwealth Police Force [III], District Office, South Australia and Northern Territory (CA 3119)
1979–86 Australian Federal Police, Central Division [South Australia/Northern Territory], Adelaide Office (CA 3120)
1982– National Police Research Unit/(from 1999) Australasian Centre for Policing Research, South Australia (CA 4016)

Social welfare

1912–47 Deputy Commissioner of Pensions and Maternity Allowances, South Australia (CA 4760)
1947–72 Director of Social Services, South Australia (CA 845)
1972–91 Department of Social Security, State Headquarters, South Australia (CA 2390)

Supply, purchasing and disposal

1943–50 Master General of the Ordnance Branch, Design Division Detachment, South Australia (CA 8320)
1943–75 District Contract Board, South Australia (CA 5188)
1945–52 Property and Survey Branch, South Australia (CA 3727)
1952–76 Chief Property Officer, South Australia (CA 1063)
1953–76 Stores and Transport Branch, South Australia (CA 3183)
1975 Department of Administrative Services [I], Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3989)
1975–84 Department of Administrative Services [II], Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3990)
1975–87 Office of the Australian Purchasing Commission/(from 1977) Purchasing Division, South Australia/(from 1984) Purchasing and Disposals Division, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3182)
1976–79 Property and Survey Division, Department of Administrative Services [II], South Australian Regional Office (CA 4000)
1976–91 Transport and Storage Group, South Australia (CA 3184)
1979–87 Property Directorate, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 6559)
1984–87 Department of Local Government and Administrative Services, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 4172)
1986–91 Transport and Storage Group, South Australia (CA 3184)
1987–93 Department of Administrative Services [III], South Australia (CA 6588)
1987–97 Australian Property Group, South Australia (CA 6828)
1987–98 DAS Purchasing Services, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 6830)

Survey

(note: separated from Property in 1979)

1979–87 Australian Survey Office, Survey Branch, South Australia (CA 3999)
1987–97 Australian Surveying and Land Information Group, South Australia (CA 6829)

Trade

1956–63 Department of Trade [I], State Branch, South Australia (CA 2896)
1963–72 Department of Trade and Industry, State Branch, South Australia (CA 2897)
1972–77 Department of Overseas Trade, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 2628)
1977–83 Department of Trade and Resources, Regional Office, South Australia (CA 2629)
1983–86 Department of Trade [II], Regional Office, South Australia (CA 3519)
1986– Australian Trade Commission, State Office, South Australia (CA 5146)

Transport

(see also Civil aviation)

1852–60 South Australian Local Marine Board, (CA 5187)
1860–1925 Marine Board of South Australia (CA 1204)
1914–67 South Australian Harbors Board (CA 1237)
1963–72 Department of Shipping and Transport, Regional Controller, South Australia (CA 1014)
1972–77 Department of Transport [III], South Australia Region/(from 1973) Department of Transport [III], Surface Transport Group, South Australia Region (CA 2620)
1977–82 Department of Transport [III], South Australia/Northern Territory Region (CA 2621)
1982–83 Department of Transport and Construction, South Australia–Northern Territory Regional Office (CA 3303)
1983–87 Department of Transport [IV], South Australia–Northern Territory Region (CA 3517)
1987–91 Department of Transport and Communications (Transport Group), South Australia/Northern Territory (CA 6684)

Valuation

Pre-1987 Australian Taxation Office, Branch Office, South Australia (CA 3627)
1987– Australian Valuation Office, Branch Office, South Australia (formerly South Australia–Northern Territory Branch) (CA 6851)

War service homes

1934–34 State Bank of South Australia (CA 4758)
1934–47 War Service Homes Commission, South Australian Branch (CA 3004)
1947–64 War Service Homes Division, South Australia (CA 3005)
1964–75 War Service Homes Branch, South Australia (CA 5154)
1975– Australian Housing Corporation/(from 1976) Defence Service Homes Corporation, State Office, South Australia (CA 2364)

Wine

1929–81 Wine Overseas Marketing Board/(from 1936) Australian Wine Board, Adelaide South Australia (CA 86)
1981– Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation, Adelaide, South Australia (CA 3171)
1986– Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Selection Committee (CA 5180)
1991– Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, Magill, South Australia (CA 7841)

Veterans' affairs

1918–20 Deputy Comptroller of Repatriation, Adelaide, South Australia (CA 3153)
1920–76 Deputy Commissioner of Repatriation, South Australia (CA 877)
1976– Department of Veterans' Affairs, Branch Office, South Australia (CA 2369)

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