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Agency:
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Nov 1971
End Date:
01 May 1987
Description:
The Service was responsible for the establishment and management of National Parks and other reserves and the conservation and protection of the flora and fauna of the State. The Service was created as a result of changes that had begun in 1968. The bulk of the restructuring had been carried out in anticipation of the new National Parks and Wildlife Act of 1970. 

The Service was responsible for the management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, including the delivery of Crown Land administration, in total representing 432 reserves covering 2.74 million hectares, or about 40 per cent of the State. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is one of the largest conservation reserves in Australia. At 1.38 million hectares, it covers approximately 20 per cent of the land area of Tasmania and is one of only three temperate wilderness areas remaining in the Southern Hemisphere.

On 1 May 1987 the National Parks and Wildlife Service was amalgamated with the Department of Lands to form the Department of Lands, Parks and Wildlife.
Legislation Administered:
Aboriginal Relics Act 1975, Ida Bay Railway Act 1977, National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970, National Parks and Florentine Valley Act 1950, National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) Act 1975
Legislation Creating:
National Parks and Wildlife Act 47 of 1970.
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
administrative action
Previous Agencies:
Scenery Preservation Board (TA27)26 Nov 191501 Nov 1971

Animals and Birds Protection Board (TA28)01 Jan 192901 Nov 1971
Subsequent Agencies:
Department of Lands, Parks and Wildlife (TA901)01 May 198717 Jul 1989
Series Created By Agency:
AB567 General Correspondence [3].01 Jan 184231 Jul 2002

AA459 Copies of Licences to Take Various Forms of Wildlife As Authorized by the Animals and Birds Protection Act 1928 [Srd].01 Jan 193031 Dec 1971

AA576 General Correspondence - registered.14 Mar 193830 Nov 1973

AG83 Plans of Developments by Parks and Wildlife Service25 Nov 193823 Dec 2005

AA622 Logbooks of Huts on Walking Tracks.01 Jan 194031 Dec 2002

AA641 Miscellaneous Inventories, Signs and Maps.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1977

AA617 Cradle Mountain Visitors Books.21 Oct 196022 Nov 1976

AA621 Register of Walkers on the Overland Track (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair).03 Sep 196628 Mar 1984

AA772 Photographic Register of Advertising Signs Considered under the Defacement of Property Act 1898.18 Sep 196816 Jul 1985

AA620 Walk Register - Cradle Mountain.09 Apr 196910 Apr 1977

AB722 Photogrammatory Pencil Plots of Port Arthur Historic Site.01 Jan 197031 Dec 1980

AA427 Photographic Slides, Mainly Tasmanian Flora, Fauna and Landscapes - [Master Copy - Not to Be used].01 Jan 197031 Dec 1980

AA937 Press Cuttings.01 Jan 197031 Dec 1984

AA623 Letterbooks - Waldheim19 Oct 197023 Nov 1973

AB721 Drawings of Port Arthur Historic Site and Wilson Homestead at the Steppes01 Sep 197130 Apr 1979

AB786 National Estate Grants Program Files.01 Jan 197331 Jul 2000

AA635 Lake St Clair - Cash Book and Visitor Statistics.01 Jun 197330 Jun 1978

AF52 Macquarie Island Field Notes07 Dec 197310 Mar 1997

AA446 Folders about Terrestrial Photogrammetric Surveys at Port Arthur, Cascades (Koonya), Entally House and Steppes.01 Jan 197531 Dec 1984

AA445 Glass Plate Negatives from Photogrammetric Surveys at Port Arthur, Cascades, Entally House and Steppes [Master Copy - Not to Be used].01 Jan 197531 Dec 1984

AA447 Sketch Plans showing Terrestrial Photogrammetric Coverage for Surveys at Port Arthur.01 Jan 197531 Dec 1976

AE747 Snow Surveys01 Jan 197631 Dec 1992

AA458 Correspondence, Draft Reports and associated Papers of Consultants Engaged to Make Tasmanian Historic Preservation Survey.01 Jan 197931 Dec 1980

AB802 Films and Videos Produced and Acquired by the Agency.01 Jan 197931 Dec 1979

AE825 Research Notes on Port Arthur Historic Site01 Jan 197931 Dec 1979

AB723 Terrestial Survey of Port Arthur Historic Site.01 Jan 198031 Dec 1980

AC856 Transcript of a Register of Births kept by the Deputy Registrar of Births at Port Arthur.01 Mar 198031 Mar 1980

AA697 Guide to Filing System used for Correspondence.01 Jan 198231 Dec 1982

AG144 Photogrammetric Survey of Historic Buildings and Ruins on Maria Island01 Jan 198331 Dec 1983

AA652 Prints from Glass Plate Negatives from Photogrammetric Survey, Gasworks Wall, Evans Street, Hobart.01 Jan 198531 Dec 1985

AA653 Survey Information for Photogrammetric Survey, Gasworks Wall, Evans Street, Hobart.01 Jan 198531 Dec 1985

AA651 Glass Plate Negatives from Photogrammetric Survey, Gasworks Wall, Evans Street, Hobart.27 Jul 198527 Jul 1985

AA550 Glass Plate Negatives from Photogrammetric Survey, Jones' Iceworks, [Master Copy - Not to Be used].01 Jul 198631 Jul 1986

AA551 Prints from Glass Plate Negatives from Photogrammetric Survey, Jones' Iceworks.01 Jul 198631 Jul 1986

AA549 Survey Information for Photogrammetric Survey of Jones' Iceworks.01 Jul 198631 Jul 1986

AF53 Tasmanian Field Notes12 Dec 198631 Dec 1987