Department of Railways New South Wales

The Department of Railways New South Wales was the agency of the Government of New South Wales that administered rail transport in New South Wales, Australia between 1932 and 1972.

Department of Railways New South Wales
Commission overview
Formed29 December 1932
Preceding Commission
Dissolved19 October 1972
Superseding agency
JurisdictionNew South Wales
HeadquartersSydney
Minister responsible
Commission executive
  • Commissioner for Railways

ManagementEdit

The Department of Railways was under the control of a single Commissioner for Railways who answered to the Minister for Railways (later Minister for Transport) and replacing the functions of the Chief Transport Commissioner. The first Commissioner was Thomas Joseph Hartigan, who held the position until his retirement in 1948.[1]

Commissioner for RailwaysEdit

# Commissioner Term Time in office Notes
1 Thomas Joseph Hartigan CMG 29 December 1932 – 30 September 1948 15 years, 276 days [2][3][4][5][6]
2 Frederick Charles Garside 1 October 1948 – 4 February 1952 3 years, 126 days [7][8][9][10]
3 Keith Aird Fraser 5 February 1952 – 23 August 1952 200 days [11][12][13]
4 Reginald Winsor 1 September 1952 – 31 July 1956 3 years, 334 days [14][15][16]
5 Neal McCusker CBE 1 August 1956 – 19 October 1972 16 years, 79 days [17][18][19]
Succeeded by Chief Commissioner of the Public Transport Commission.

Rail agency history in New South WalesEdit

The Department of Railways New South Wales was preceded by the New South Wales Government Railways, this organisation was replaced by the Department of Railways New South Wales after the 1932 amendment of the Railways Act by the Transport (Division of Factions) Act.[20]

The Department of Railways New South Wales was replaced in 1972 by the Public Transport Commission on 20 October 1972 which was formed following the enactment of the Public Transport Commission Act, 1972 (NSW).

Sample documents showing Department of Railways New South Wales nameEdit

See alsoEdit

Rail transport in New South Wales

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ACT OF PARLIAMENT ASSENTED TO". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 169. New South Wales, Australia. 25 November 1932. p. 4184. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "THE NEW COMMISSIONERS". The Sydney Morning Herald. No. 29, 633. New South Wales, Australia. 24 December 1932. p. 9. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Audley, R. M. (1996). Hartigan, Thomas Joseph (Tom) (1877–1963). Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "APPOINTMENTS". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 1. New South Wales, Australia. 3 January 1947. p. 3. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Hartigan To Retire Next Month". The Sydney Morning Herald. No. 34, 533. New South Wales, Australia. 26 August 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "RESIGNATIONS". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 104. New South Wales, Australia. 3 September 1948. p. 2268. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "HARTIGAN TO RETIRE". The Sydney Morning Herald. No. 34, 507. New South Wales, Australia. 27 July 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "APPOINTMENTS". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 104. New South Wales, Australia. 3 September 1948. p. 2267. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ Audley, R. M. (1996). Garside, Frederick Charles (1887–1970). Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ "MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 23. New South Wales, Australia. 4 February 1952. p. 379. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "APPOINTMENT". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 23. New South Wales, Australia. 4 February 1952. p. 379. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Big Task For New Rail Chief". The Sydney Morning Herald. No. 35, 606. New South Wales, Australia. 4 February 1952. p. 2. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ Rutledge, Martha; Walker, J. D. (1996). "Fraser, Keith Aird (1893–1952)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  14. ^ "MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 185. New South Wales, Australia. 12 September 1952. p. 3244. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 84. New South Wales, Australia. 3 August 1956. p. 2190. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  16. ^ Audley, R. M. (2002). Winsor, Reginald (1891–1963). Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  17. ^ "MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 84. New South Wales, Australia. 3 August 1956. p. 2190. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ "TRANSPORT (DIVISION OF FUNCTIONS) ACT, 1932". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 83. New South Wales, Australia. 30 July 1971. p. 2801. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  19. ^ Craig Mackey, Craig (2012). McCusker, Neal (1907–1987). Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  20. ^ Transport (Division of Transports Act Government of New South Wales