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Agency:
Agricultural Bank of Tasmania
Agency Number:
Start Date:
20 Jan 1908
End Date:
01 Mar 1984
Description:
To promote the occupation, cultivation and improvement of the agricultural lands of Tasmania and its dependencies.Proclaimed 20 Jan 1908. (See TGG 21 Jan 1908 p91. Repealed by Tasmanian Development Act No.84 of 1983 The bank, which replaced the Commissioners for State Advances established under an 1898 statute, was created by a proclamation under the State Advances Act and placed under the control of 3 trustees. The Act was amended to replace the trustees with a Board of Management from 1 March 1929. At the same time the Closer Settlement Act was amended to transfer to the Board, plus one additional member provided for in the amending Act, the functions of the Closer Settlement Board. Originally constituted to assist persons who had taken up Crown Land with a view to developing farms, the activities of the bank expanded to encompass loans for a variety of purposes to farmers and fishermen. Limited assistance for the purchase or erection of dwellings was added to the Bank's responsibilities in 1920 and gradually expanded. Following both World Wars the bank was the vehicle used to administer schemes to settle returned servicemen on the land. It was also responsible for administering various relief and adjustment measures, such as the Rural Adjustment Scheme, Fire Damage Relief and the Dairy Productivity Plan. The administration of the bank and all its lending functions were centralised in Hobart. A staff of inspectors were located at Hobart and in regional offices in Launceston, Burnie, Smithton and Scottsdale. The Bank was wound up by the Tasmanian development Act and its functions transferred to a new Authority on 20 December 1983.~
Legislation Administered:
Closer Settlement Acts, Soldier Settlement Acts, State Advances Acts
Legislation Creating:
State Advances Act 1907 (7 Edw VII No 20). Proclaimed HTG 1908 p.91.
Functions Performed:
Finance management
Previous Agencies:
Closer Settlement Board (TA372)30 Nov 190601 Mar 1932
Closer Settlement Board (TA372)30 Nov 190601 Mar 1932

Housing Department (1) (TA68)01 Jan 195331 Dec 1977
Subsequent Agencies:
Housing Department (1) (TA68)01 Jan 195331 Dec 1977

Tasmanian Development Authority (TA291)01 Mar 198401 Jul 1995
Series Created By Agency:
AB19 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Land Leased under Provisions of Closer Settlement Acts 1913, 1916, 1929, and the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916.01 Jan 190031 Dec 1984

AB65 Client Files (State Advances).01 Jan 190531 Dec 1979

AB49 Printed Copies of Notices and Proclamations Made under Various Acts relating to Land Settlement, Published in the Tasmanian Government Gazette.28 May 190729 Aug 1962

AB33 Copies of Leases granted under the Closer Settlement Act 1913 (Incomplete).06 Dec 190709 Feb 1937

AB97 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to Assistance under the Fruitgrowers Relief Acts 1933, 1941, 1948 and 1950 (Srd).20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB103 Applications and Correspondence relating to Loans Made under the Homes Acts 1919 & 1935.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB98 Applications and Correspondence relating to Loans under the Advances to Orchardists Act 1926 (Srd).20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB106 Applications for Assistance and associated Correspondence under the Housing Department Act 1938 and 1946 (Srd).20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AD279 Copies of Agricultural and Surveyors Reports.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB122 Films.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB346 Index to Series unknown.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AD280 Partial Index to Closer Settlement Single Unit Farms.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB134 Register of Applications for Assistance under the Primary Producers' Relief Act 1947.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB135 Register of Applications for Assistance under the Primary Producers' Relief Act 1962.20 Jan 190801 Mar 1984

AB139 Register of Unsold Properties Seized by the Trustees under the State Advances Act 1907 and Amendments.01 Jan 191531 Dec 1938

AB147 Capital Ledger - Returned Soldier Settlement Fund.01 Jan 191731 Dec 1955

AB143 Register of Applications for Qualification Certificates for Free Selections of Crown Land.22 Feb 191713 Sep 1935

AB146 Capital Ledger - Closer Settlement.01 Jan 191831 Dec 1954

AB45 Inventory Sheets of Stock and Implements of Lessees, showing Application Numbers, Names and Addresses of Lessees.01 Jan 191831 Dec 1929

AB148 Private Ledger - Returned Soldier Settlement Fund.01 Jan 191831 Dec 1955

AB35 Copies of Long-Term Leases granted under the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916 and the Closer Settlement Act 1929.01 Jan 191931 Dec 1953

AB142 Index of Names of Lessees of Closer Settlement Properties and Holders of Free Selections.01 Jan 191931 Dec 1941

AB40 Plans of Land Settled under the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916 and the Closer Settlement Act 1929 in Various Municipalities.01 Jan 191931 Dec 1941

AB17 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Land Leased under Provisions of Closer Settlement Acts 1913, 1916, 1929, and the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916.01 Jan 192031 Dec 1969

AB34 Copies of Short-Term Leases granted under the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916 and the Closer Settlement Act 1929.15 Nov 192131 Mar 1965

AB150 General Ledger - State Advances Act 1905.01 Jan 192331 Dec 1962

AB42 Index to Copies of Contracts of Sale under the Provisions of the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916 and Amendments.01 Jan 192431 Dec 1942

AB71 Minutes of Meetings of Trustees of the Agricultural Bank.21 Nov 192404 Mar 1929

AB41 Copies of Contracts of Sale under the Provisions of the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916 and Amendments.03 Dec 192427 Aug 1942

AB80 Index to Minutes of Meetings of the Trustees of the Agricultural Bankand Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Management of the Agricultural Bank.04 Dec 192506 Dec 1934

AB25 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Individual Applications for Advances Made under the Closer Settlement Acts 1929 & 1957.01 Jan 192631 Dec 1964

AB116 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to the Agricultural Bureau.01 Jan 192631 Dec 1934

AB94 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to the Flood Sufferers Relief Act 1929.01 Jan 192931 Dec 1937

AB72 Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Management of the Agricultural Bank.15 Mar 192929 Feb 1984

AB101 Applications and Correspondence related to Assistance under the Unemployment Relief Acts 1930 & 1937.01 Jan 193031 Dec 1958

AB126 Copies of Annual Reports of the Board of Management of the Agricultural Bank of Tasmania, including Annual Reports of the Closer Settlement Board.01 Jan 193131 Dec 1955

AB23 Personal Files of Settlers.01 Jan 193131 Dec 1979

AB28 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to Advances for the Purchase of Seed under the Closer Settlement Act 1929 (Srd).01 Jan 193231 Dec 1935

AB79 Minutes of Meetings of the Closer Settlement Board.01 Mar 193231 Dec 1973

AB127 Copy of Annual Report of the Auditor-General.01 Jun 193230 Jun 1932

AB70 Agenda Papers of the Board of Management of the Agricultural Bank.21 Dec 193226 Jul 1975

AB152 Closer Settlement Act (Soldiers) Account - Ledger.01 Jan 193331 Dec 1961

AB85 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to Assistance for Crop Losses (Srd).01 Jan 193431 Dec 1944

AB91 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to the Fire Relief Act 1934 (Srd).01 Jan 193431 Dec 1946

AB110 Correspondence concerning the Tenancy of Bank Houses (Srd).01 Jan 193431 Dec 1936

AB347 Report of Board of Enquiry Into Administration of the Agricultural Bank.07 Sep 193413 Oct 1934

AB88 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to Revaluation under the Farmers Debt Adjustment Act 1935.01 Jan 193531 Dec 1960

AB108 General Correspondence relating to Applications for Loans for Home Building Purposes.01 Jan 193531 Dec 1960

AB69 General registered Correspondence of the Agricultural Bank.01 Jan 193531 Dec 1980

AB83 Index to Minutes of Meetings of the Farmers' Debt Adjustment Board.07 Oct 193509 Mar 1960

AB82 Minutes of Meetings of the Farmers Debt Adjustment Board.07 Oct 193509 Mar 1960

AB89 Alphabetical Register of Farmers' Applications for Composition of their Debts under the Farmers Debt Adjustment Act 1935.01 Jan 193631 Dec 1936

AB105 Applications to Purchase Homes under the Casual Workers and Unemployment Homes Act 1936 (Srd).01 Jan 193731 Dec 1955

AB90 Applications, Reports and Recommendations for Adjustments of Debt under the Farmers Debt Adjustment Act 1935.01 Jan 193731 Dec 1939

LSD359 Register of 99 Year Leases of the Closer Settlement Board.01 Jan 193720 Apr 1938

AC80 Derwent Investments Pty Ltd Account of Receipts and Expenditure.01 Jan 193831 Dec 1948

AD668 General Correspondence Files - "Fa Files"01 Jan 193831 Dec 1994

AC79 Journal of Derwent Investments Pty Ltd.01 Jan 193831 Dec 1948

AB121 Photographs of Operations and Development of Properties under Closer Settlement.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1960

AB140 Registers of Applications for Loans under the State Advances Act 1935.01 Jan 193931 Dec 1986

AB138 Register of Applications for Assistance under the Housing Improvement Act 1938 with Index.30 Jan 193901 Jun 1965

AB104 Copies of Specifications and Contracts for Homes Erected under the Homes Act 1935 (Srd).01 Jan 194031 Dec 1964

AB115 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Post War Land Development (Incomplete).01 Jan 194031 Dec 1951

AD650 Housing Subdivision Development and Boundary Fence Files.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1988

AB114 Index to Correspondence relating to Post War Land Development.01 Jan 194031 Dec 1951

AB63 Schedules of Settlers Receiving Assistance Compiled for the Grants Commission.01 Feb 194031 Mar 1940

AB48 Printed Copies of Notices of Forfeiture, Cancellation and Surrender of Leases, Issue of New Leases, Sales of Property and re-Valuations, Published in the Tasmanian Government Gazet05 Aug 194031 Dec 1960

AB113 Minutes of Meetings of the Committee of Post War Land Development.30 Oct 194017 Jul 1947

AB50 Client Files (War Service Land Settlement).13 Dec 194031 Dec 2005

AB155 Copies of Agreements to Purchase Land granted under the Closer Settlement Act 1929.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1962

AB43 Copies of Transfers of Leases under the Closer Settlement Act 1929.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1946

AB78 Agenda Papers of the Closer Settlement Board.08 Jul 194131 Dec 1973

AB64 General Correspondence relating to Inquiries from Applicants for Assistance under the State Advances Act 1935.01 Jan 194231 Dec 1959

AB133 Register of Applications for Advances to Fishermen.29 Jul 194231 Dec 1976

AB128 Evidence Submitted on Behalf of the Board of Management to the Commonwealth Housing Commission.25 Nov 194325 Nov 1943

AB95 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to Flood Sufferers Relief Acts 1942.01 Jan 194431 Dec 1944

AB61 Applications and Correspondence relating to Loans to Ex-Servicemen under the Commonwealth re-Establishment and Employment Act 1945.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1966

AB54 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Applications for War Service Advances under the Land Settlement Agreement Act 1945.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1976

AB55 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Applications for War Service Joint Advances under the Land Settlement Agreement Act 1945.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1976

AB62 General Correspondence relating to Loans under Commonwealth re-Establishment and Employment Act 1945.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1966

AB51 General Correspondence relating to the Administration of Land Leased under the War Service Lands Settlement Scheme.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1975

HD8 Office of the Controller of Building Materials - General Correspondence.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1951

AB144 Register of Applications for Assistance under War Service Land Settlement Act 1945, with Index.01 Jan 194531 Dec 1971

AB58 Minutes of Meetings of the War Service Land Settlement Classification Committee.25 Sep 194513 Apr 1960

AB59 Applications and related Correspondence concerning Allowances to Ex-Servicemen under the Commonwealth re-Establishment and Employment Act 1945.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1964

AC699 Client Files01 Jan 194631 Dec 1998

AB145 Register of Applications for Assistance under the Homes Act 1935.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1982

AB151 War Services Land Settlement Development Ledger.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1961

AB107 Applications and Correspondence by Servicemen for the Acquisition of Land under the Homes (Acquisition of Land for Members of the Forces) Act 1946 (Srd).01 Jan 194731 Dec 1948

AB99 Applications and related Correspondence for Assistance under Primary Producers Relief Acts 1947, 1960, 1962, 1968, 1970 & 1971 (Ppra).01 Jan 194731 Dec 1958

AB112 Correspondence relating to Proposals of Individual Overseas Firms to Supply Prefabricated Homes.01 Jan 194731 Dec 1950

AB109 Reports of Inspection and Valuation by the Agricultural Bank related to Commonwealth Bank Housing Loans.01 Jan 194731 Dec 1949

AD281 War Service Land Settlement Maps and Plans.01 Jan 194731 Dec 1984

AB75 Agenda Papers of the Board of Management relating to the re-Establishment and Employment Act 1945.04 Mar 194731 Jul 1955

AB130 Evidence Submitted on Behalf of the Board of Management of the Agricultural Bank of Tasmania to a Joint Committee of Both Houses of Parliament on Home Building.11 Apr 194711 Apr 1947

AB74 Agenda Papers of the Board of Management relating to the Homes Act 1935.30 Nov 194809 Jul 1968

AB81 Agenda Papers of the Closer Settlement Board relating to War Service Land Settlement.07 Dec 194821 Sep 1964

AB111 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to Importation of Prefabricated Homes.01 Jan 194931 Dec 1953

AB60 General Correspondence relating to Allowances under the Commonwealth re- Establishment and Employment Act 1945.01 Jan 194931 Dec 1952

AB102 List of Applications for the Allotment of Homes Considered by the Allotment Committee under the Homes Act 1935.01 Jan 194931 Dec 1950

AB129 Evidence to Be Submitted by the Closer Settlement Board to a Select Committee from the Legislative Council on Conditions of War Service Land Settlement.10 May 194910 May 1949

AC81 Applications to Purchase Allotments at Rosny Subdivision.01 Jun 194931 Dec 1952

AB56 Correspondence relating to Offers of Holdings to Lessees under Section 14 of the War Service Land Settlement Act 1950.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1965

AF404 Correspondence relating to Soldier Settlement on King Island01 Jan 195031 Jan 1985

AF590 Documents re Mortgages Taken out for Purchase of Stock, Plant Machinery under the Wsl Settlement Act 1950 Where the Loans have Been paid in Full, Lapsed or Written Off01 Jan 195031 Dec 1980

AB154 War Service Settlers (Credits) Suspense Account - Ledger.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1962

AB26 General Correspondence relating to Advances Made under the Closer Settlement Acts.01 Jan 195131 Dec 1955

AB73 Agenda Papers of the Board of Management relating to the State Advances Act 1935.09 Jan 195119 Jun 1975

AB68 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to the Operations of the Huon Valley Co-Operative Society Ltd.01 Jan 195231 Dec 1958

AB57 Financial Correspondence and associated Papers related to War Service Land Settlement.01 Jan 195231 Dec 1971

AB124 Stock Lists of Various Estates Developed under the War Service Land Settlement Division of the Agricultural Bank.01 Jan 195231 Dec 1952

AB84 Applications and associated Correspondence relating to Assistance under the Berry Fruit Assistance Act (Srd).01 Jan 195331 Dec 1953

AB52 Correspondence relating to Payments by Syndicates under Provisions of the War Service Land Settlement Act 1950 (Settler's Credits).01 Jan 195331 Dec 1974

AB149 General Ledger - Homes Act.01 Jan 195331 Dec 1962

AB27 General Correspondence relating to Inquiries from Applicants for Assistance under the Closer Settlement Act 1957.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1966

AB66 Minutes of Meetings of the Committee of Management of the Eastern Tasmanian Fishermens Co-Operative Society Ltd.04 Sep 195627 Sep 1963

AB24 Client Files (Closer Settlement Act 1957).01 Jan 195731 Dec 1979

AB53 Correspondence, including Adjustment Sheets and Field Reports, relating to Concessions granted to Lessees under 1959 Agreement between the Closer Settlement Board and the Commonwea01 Jan 195931 Dec 1960

AB153 War Service Settlers (Credits) Advance Accounts Prior to Assistance Period - Ledger.01 Jan 195931 Dec 1961

AB96 Applications and related Correspondence for Assistance under the Flood Relief Act 1960.01 Jan 196031 Dec 1963

AB117 General Correspondence and associated Papers, including Maps and Charts, relating to the Acquisition of Properties Affected by the Lawrence Vale Landslips.01 Jan 196031 Dec 1969

AB77 Agenda Papers of the Board of Management relating to Flood Relief.01 Jul 196031 Jul 1960

AB137 Register of Applications for Grants.14 Oct 196020 May 1970

AB76 Agenda Papers of the Board of Management relating to the Primary Producers Relief Act 1960.01 Dec 196028 Feb 1961

AB118 Correspondence relating to Individual Properties Acquired by the Government under the Lawrence Vale Landslip Act 1961 and Amendments.01 Jan 196131 Dec 1970

AB67 Correspondence, Reports and associated Papers relating to the Operations of the Eastern Tasmanian Fishermens Co-Operative Society Ltd.01 Jan 196131 Dec 1964

AB131 Sketch Plan of proposed New Cheese Factory, Table Cape, Wynyard, with Copy of proposed Layout.23 Sep 196423 Sep 1964

AB93 Applications by Home Owners and associated Correspondence for Assistance to Rebuild Homes under the Fire Damage Relief Act 1967 (Hffr).01 Jan 196731 Dec 1976

AB92 Applications by Primary Producers for Assistance under the Fire Damage Relief Act 1967, with related Correspondence including Applications Withdrawn and/or Refused (Pifr).01 Jan 196731 Dec 1978

AB321 Register of Applications for Assistance under Fire Damage Relief Act 1967.01 Jan 196731 Dec 1967

AB136 Register of Applications for Assistance under the Primary Producers' Relief Act 1968.01 Jan 196831 Oct 1969

AB100 Client Files (Rural Reconstruction).01 Jan 197131 Dec 1975

AC541 Correspondence and associated Papers relating to the Tree Removal Grant Scheme.01 Jan 197131 Dec 1990

AB120 Correspondence relating to Individual Properties Acquired by the Government under the Beauty Point Landslip Act 1971.01 Jan 197131 Dec 1975

AB119 General Correspondence and associated Papers, including Maps and Charts, relating to the Acquisition of Properties Affected by the Beauty Point Landslip.01 Jan 197131 Dec 1975

AB132 Register of Applicants for Loans under the Rural Reconstruction Act 1971 including Index.01 Jan 197131 Dec 1977

AB87 Client Files (Dairy Adjustment Program).01 Jan 197531 Dec 1976

AB86 Client Files (Marginal Dairy Farms).01 Jan 197531 Dec 1979

AB141 Registers of Manager's Approvals in Accordance with Delegation under Various Acts.01 Nov 197731 Dec 1983