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Administrative arrangements, 1856-1901

This list is designed to convey some idea of the scope and diversity of the Colonial Secretary's duties during these years in the absence of a complete administrative history. It may not be complete. Some of the duties he held for the entire period, others for only part of it (see also Colonial Secretary Special bundle: Administrative Arrangements, 1856-84, [4/826]). Beside the functions specifically assigned to him, he was responsible for all matters of internal arrangement not confided to any other minister.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | V

A

Aborigines

Aborigines Protection Board

Agent for NSW in London

Analytical Chemist

Auditor General

Australian Museum

B

Bay View Lunatic Asylum Inquiry Commission

Biloela Industrial and Reformatory School for Girls

Botanic Gardens and Government Domains

C

Carpenterian Reformatory

Census compilation

City of Sydney Improvement Board

Civil Service Board

Civil Service Inquiry Commission

Colonial and Indian Exhibition Commission

Commissioners to advise the Government in matters connected with Defence of the Colony from Foreign Aggression

Compilation of Census

Comptroller General of Prisons

Coroners

Cottage and Farm Homes

Council of Education

Crown Law Officers

D

Denominational School Board

District Courts

Districts Government Commission

Districts Government Office

E

Ecclesiastical Establishments

Education

Biloela Industrial and Reformatory School for Girls

Council of Education

Denominational School Board

Industrial School for Girls, Newcastle

National School Board

Nautical School Ship "Vernon"

Orphan Schools

St Pauls College

Electoral Districts Commission

Electoral Office

Erysipelas Hospital, Parramatta

Execution and Remission of Sentences

Execution of Capital Sentences

F

Fire Brigades, Metropolitan District

Fire Brigades Board

Fisheries Commission

Fisheries and Oyster Beds Department

Royal Commission to inquire into the Fishing Industry

Foreign Correspondence

Free Public Library

Friendly Societies' Registrar

G

Gaols and Penal Establishments

Government Analyst

Government Asylums for the Infirm and Destitute

Government Gazette

Government Labour Bureau and Relief Department

Government Printing

Government Resident, Moreton Bay

Government Resident, Port Curtis

Government Statistician

Great Seal

Proclamations, Commissions, and other Instruments under the Great Seal

H

Health Officers

Hospitals and Charitable Institutions

Carpenterian Reformatory

Children's Protection Branch

Cottage and Farm Homes

Erysipelas Hospital, Parramatta

Government Asylums' Branch

Government Asylums for the Infirm and Destitute

Inspector of Public Charities

Shaftesbury Reformatory for Girls, South Head

State Children's Relief Board

State Children's Relief Department

I

Immigration

Agent for Immigration

Immigration Agent

Immigration Board

Industrial School for Girls, Newcastle

Insolvent Court

Inspector-General of Insane

Inspector of Kerosene for the Colony

Inspector of Public Charities

Inspector of Scaffolding

J

Judicial Establishments

Coroners

Crown Law Officers

District Courts

Insolvent Court

Quarter Sessions

Sheriff

Supreme Court

L

Legislative Matters

Parliamentary Debates

Literary and Scientific Institutions

Australian Museum

Board for International Exchanges of Literary and Scientific Works, Official Publications, etc.

Botanic Gardens and Government Domains

Free Public Library

Observatory

Trustees of the National Park

Zoological Station, Watson's Bay

Lord Howe Island

Lunacy

Lunatic Asylums

Master in Lunacy

Bay View Lunatic Asylum Inquiry Commission

Inspector-General of Insane

M

Medical Establishments

Analytical Chemist

Government Analyst

Health Officers (Quarantine)

Medical Adviser to the Government

Medical Board

Medical Officers

Surgeons to Aborigines beyond the Settled Districts

Vaccinators

Municipal Institutions

N

National Park Trustees

National School Board

Naturalization of Aliens

Nautical School Ship "Vernon"

Naval and Military Establishments, including the Volunteer Corps

New South Wales Commission for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

O

Observatory

Orphan Schools

P

Parliamentary Debates

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Patents

Philadelphia International and Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibitions Commission

Police, including Petty Sessions

Postal Arrangements and Contracts

Post Office

Agent in respect to Postal Arrangements

Prisons

Q

Quarantine

Quarter Sessions

R

Real Property Acts Royal Commission

Registration and Statistics

Friendly Societies' Registrar

Government Statistician

Registrar General

Registrar of Copyright

Patents

Trade Unions' Registrar

Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the working of the Real Property Acts

S

Shaftesbury Reformatory for Girls, South Head

St Pauls College

Sheriff

State Children's Relief Board

Statute - Law Consolidation Commission

Superannuation

Supreme Court

Sydney and Suburban Cemeteries, other than the Necropolis

Sydney, City, and Suburban Sewage and Health Board

Sydney International Exhibition

T

Trade Unions' Registrar

V

Vaccinators

"Vernon" Nautical School Ship

Volunteer Corps

And all other matters of internal arrangement not confided to any other Minister 


He was responsible for the supervision and control of the following Departments:

Auditor General

Clerks of Petty Sessions

Comptroller General of Prisons

Government Printer

Health Officer

Immigration Agent

Industrial and Reformatory Schools and Workhouses

Inspector General of Police

Medical Adviser

Police Magistrates

Postmaster General

Registrar General

Superannuation Commissioners

Sydney and Suburban Cemeteries

Visiting Justices and Officers in charge of Gaols, Penal Establishments, and Lunatic Asylums

And could correspondence with:

The Agent General

The Benches of Magistrates, except on judicial questions

The Clerk of the Executive Council

The Clerk of the Parliaments

The Colonial Agent

The Consuls of Foreign States

The Governing Bodies and Inspectors of Charitable Institutions

The Governing Bodies of Educational Establishments, and Literary and Scientific Institutions

The Government Resident at Moreton Bay

The Heads of the several Churches

The Inspector-General of the Insane

The Inspector of Public Charities

The Judges of the Supreme Court

The Land and Emigration Commissioners

The Law Officers

The Master in Lunacy

Municipal Authorities

The Naval and Military Authorities

The Parliamentary Librarian

The President and Clerk of the Legislative Council

Principal Shorthand writer of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff

The Returning Officers

The Secretaries of Colonial Governments

The Speaker and Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Superannuation Commissioners

Trustees of Commons

And also in certain cases with:

Benches of Magistrates

The Chairman of Quarter Sessions

The Chairman of the City of Sydney Improvement Board

The Crown Solicitor

The Curator of Intestate Estates

The District Court Judges

The Prothonotary of the Supreme Court

The Registrar General

The Registrar in Insolvency

The Registrar of Deeds

The Sheriff

The Trustees of Permanent and Temporary Commons