Department of Home Affairs

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Commonwealth department

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Department of Home Affairs

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Dates of existence

1901 - 1916


The Department of Home Affairs was established on 1 January 1901 and was one of the first seven Departments of State to be established when Australia became a Commonwealth. The functions of the Department included the Federal Capital.


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National Archives of Australia RecordSearch: CA 8, Department of Home Affairs

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