Marine Department, Head Office   (AAWU)
1866 - 1972


GENERAL


The Marine Department dealt with the administration of marine law; including at various times lighthouse administration, inquiries into wrecks, quarantine, pilotage, examination of ships, regulation of loads, machinery inspection, control of harbour administration, and control of fisheries.


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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
Customs Department - Marine Branch 1870-1878
Department of Trade and Customs - Marine Branch 1888-1903


Location : Wellington


Mandates

CREATED BY
  • Marine Act 1866
ABOLISHED BY
  • Ministry of Transport Amendment Act 1972
RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Enquiry into Wrecks Act 1863
  • Fisheries (Dynamite) Act 1878
  • Fisheries Act 1908
  • Fisheries Conservation Act 1884
  • Harbour Boards Act 1870
  • Harbours Act 1878
  • Harbours Act 1923
  • Inspection of Machinery Act 1874
  • Merchant Shipping Act 1854
  • Salmon and Trout Act 1867
  • Seals Fisheries Protection Act 1878
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Version Number: 3
Date Approved: 05/02/2019