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Transport Commission
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1938
End Date:
01 Nov 1981
Co-ordination, regulation and control of all forms of transport in Tasmania and the administration of the Traffic Act (previously undertaken by the Police Department).
At the time of the creation of the Transport Commission under the 1938 Transport Act, a Transport Department was also created to oversee the administration of the Commission, however it didn't have the structure of a department in the true sense of the word.
Researchers will find that 'Transport Commission' and 'Transport Department' have been used interchangeably in the government records.

Legislation Administered:
Transport Act 1938, Traffic Act 1925, Railway Management Act 1935, Roads and Jetties Act 1935 (1938-1951), Transport Act (No.2) 1949
Legislation Creating:
Transport Act 1938
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
Transport Act 1981
Functions Performed:
Previous Agencies:
Police Department (TA242)01 Jan 182031 Dec 1989
Public Works Department (TA24)01 Jan 183501 Mar 1977

Division of Road Safety (TA368)01 Jul 1970

Department of Main Roads (TA910)01 Mar 197717 Jul 1989
Subsequent Agencies:
Transport Department (TA428)01 Nov 198101 Jul 1990
Series Created By Agency:
TC10 General Correspondence.01 Aug 189031 Dec 1963

AE963 General Correspondence01 Jan 190831 Dec 1979

AE284 Plans of the Mv Mangana Vehicular Ferry11 Jun 192923 May 1930

TC22 General Correspondence.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1996

AD852 Registration Certificates and associated Papers for Departmental Vessels.01 Jan 194731 Dec 1983

AE305 Report on the Condition of Locomotives24 Mar 194824 Mar 1948

AD271 Minutes of Committee Inquiring Into Bruny Vehicular Ferry.01 Dec 195131 Mar 1952

AE968 Commission's Papers Regarding the Joint Committee of Both Houses of Parliament Into Railway Passenger Services01 Nov 195231 Dec 1953

AE304 Minutes of Meetings of the Level Crossing Warning Comittee01 Jan 195631 Dec 1973

AB984 Marine Division - General Correspondence.01 Jan 195831 Dec 1993

AD756 Alphabetical Register of File Titles.01 Jan 195931 Dec 1996

AE969 Guide and Record of Carrying Capacity of Rail Goods Rolling Stock01 Jan 195931 Dec 1969

AD755 Index to General Correspondence.01 Jan 195931 Dec 1996

AD419 Films & Videos Produced or Acquired by the Agency.01 Jan 196231 Dec 1966

AB986 Marine Division - File Register.01 Jan 196331 Dec 1978

AE307 Minutes of Meetings of the Tasmanian Government Committee on Containerisation20 Apr 196702 Nov 1967

AB987 Marine Division - Log Books (Coastal Vessels).01 Jan 197231 Dec 1977

AE306 Minutes of Meetings of the Shipping Review Committee13 Feb 197426 Nov 1976

TC2 Marine Division - Correspondence relating to Ferry Operations.01 Jan 197531 Dec 1977

TC5 Marine Division - Ferry Log Books.01 Jan 197531 Dec 1977

TC9 Marine Division - Personal Record Cards of Staff.01 Jan 197531 Dec 1976

TC14 Marine Division - Plans.01 Jan 197531 Dec 1977

TC3 Marine Division - Daily Record of Ferry Crossings and Numbers of Passengers Carried.12 Jun 197515 Sep 1977

TC8 Marine Division - Record of First Aid given for Accidents at Terminal or on Boats.30 Jun 197531 May 1976

TC4 Marine Division - Diary of the Assistant Superintendent (Ferries).01 Jan 197631 Dec 1976

TC13 Marine Division - Statistics relating to Ferry Operation.01 Jan 197631 Mar 1977

TC6 Marine Division - Watchmen's Log Book.27 Sep 197606 Oct 1977

TC7 Marine Division - Watchmen's Log Books (Lay-Ups).27 Sep 197619 Jul 1977

AC703 Unregistered Files.01 Jan 197931 Dec 1984