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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Timeline

The Department of Internal Affairs - a brief history

Since 1840 we have overseen the creation of...

YearOrganisational change overseen by Internal Affairs

1840

  • Establishment of Office of Colonial Affairs - forerunner of the Department of Internal Affairs

1858

  • Auditor-General

1866

  • Marine Board

1872

  • Judicial Branch
  • Lands and Deeds

1877

  • Prisons

1883

  • Patents

1886

  • Department of Hospitals and Charitable Institutions

1888

  • Sheep Inspection

1909

  • Friendly Societies (to Treasury)

1912

  • Government Printing Office

1921

  • External Affairs to Prime Minister's Department
  • Inspection of Weights and Measures to Department of Labour

1926

  • Observatory and Dominion Laboratory to DSIR

1929

  • Motor Vehicle Registration to Transport Department

1931

  • Registrar-General to Department of Justice
  • Statistics to Industry and Commerce

1933

  • Stores Control Board to Treasury

1936

  • Government Actuary to National Provident Department 1936

1945

  • Town Planning to Ministry of Works

1950

  • Electoral Office to Department of Justice

1954

  • Registration of Land Agents to Department of Justice

1956

  • Noxious Animals to Forest Service

1957

  • Licensing of Auctioneers to Department of Justice

1959

  • Rehabilitation Board to Social Security Department

1964

  • Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council

1965

  • Alexander Turnbull Library to National Library

1972

  • Government Computing Centre to State Services Commission

1987

  • Recreation and Sports to Hillary Commission

1987

  • Historic Places Trust
  • Wildlife Service to Department of Conservation

1989

  • Ministry of Youth Affairs
  • Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

1991

  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs

1992

  • Museum of New Zealand

1993

  • Office of Film and Literature Classification

1997

  • New Zealand Millennium Office

1998

  • Office of Tourism and Sport

2000

  • Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Archives New Zealand
  • Office of Ethnic Affairs

2004

  • Gambling Commission

2005

  • Charities Commission

2007

  • Anti-spam Compliance Unit

2009

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Unit