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Department of Public Works summary of activities 1934-35 to 1941-42 (inclusive)
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[ca. 1942] (Creation)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works
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3 cm of textual records
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The Dept. of Public Works was established in 1908 with the enactment of the Department of Public Works Act (SBC 1908, c. 41). The Dept. of Public Works was a successor to the Lands and Works Dept. The mandate of the Dept. of Public Works included construction and maintenance of government offices and buildings, public highways, bridges, wharves, river-bank protection, and maintenance of ferry and steamboat services.
In 1947 the work of the department was divided into district offices, an Architect’s Branch, Accounting Branch, Engineering Branch, and Equipment Branch. The department was also responsible for boiler inspection and electrical energy inspection.
In 1955, the responsibility for highways was transferred to the newly formed Dept. of Highways. At this time, the Dept. of Public Works, under the revised Department of Public Works Act (SBC 1955, c. 65), consisted of the Architectural Branch, Boiler Inspection Division, Electrical Energy Inspection Division, and Gas Inspection Division.
In 1975 the Dept. of Public Works was dissolved and its functions were merged with the functions of the Dept. of Highways to form the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75).
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The series consists of a bound report which details the activities of the Department of Public Works from fiscal year 1934-35 to 1941-42. It includes details of activity undertaken by the Architectural Branch, Bridge Department, Equipment Branch, Accounting Branch, Surfacing Program, Survey Branch, Motor Vehicle Revenue and Registration, Highway Work, Dominion-Provincial Agreements and work undertaken by Electoral Districts.
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Source unknown. Found and accessioned in July 1984.
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Accession number(s): GR-1469