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Corporate entry Department of Supply and Development (1939 - 1942)

Commonwealth of Australia

26 April 1939
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
17 October 1942
Defence Industries and Advisory or regulatory body
Reference No
CA 33
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Melbourne, Victoria


One of the first functions that the Department of Supply and Development was responsible for, when it was created in 1939, was the supply of munitions, as well as the production of aircrafts. In 1941 a separate Department of Munitions was established to meet these demands


 1939 - 1942 Department of Supply and Development
       1940 - 1948 Department of Munitions
             1941 - 1946 Department of Aircraft Production
                   1940 - 1948 Department of Munitions

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