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Government Printer's Department
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1839
End Date:
31 Dec 1948
Responsible for printing for government purposes. The first separate department was constituted in 1839 when James Barnard was appointed Government Printer.

The Government Printing Office Act 1949 reconstituted the Department as a public corporation with effect from 1 Jul 1948.
Previous Agencies:
Colonial Secretary's Office (1) (TA151)01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Subsequent Agencies:
Government Printing Office (TA767)01 Jul 194816 Mar 1994