Division of Animal Health [Department of Agriculture]

State Records Authority of New South Wales
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The Division of Animal Health was formed through the amalgamation of the Division of Animal Industry, and the Division of Dairying. The Division commenced operations on 1 July 1979. (1)

The main function of the division was to ensure regulatory control of animal diseases and pests. The Division was also responsible for providing research and advisory services into animal health. (2)

By June 1992, the functions of the Division of Animal Health appear to have been transferred to the re-established Division of Animal Industry. (3)

(1) Department of Agriculture Annual Report for 1980 p.69 – 70
(2) Concise Guide to the State Archives (A-B): Agriculture, F. Division of Animal Health.
(3) New South Wales Government Directory 1992, Second edition, p 43
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