Agency VA 912
Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria
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Date Range: 1869 - 1944
 
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Appointment

The Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and the National Gallery of Victoria were appointed under the provisions of An Act to provide for the incorporation and government of the Public Library, Museums and the National Gallery of Victoria 1869 (33 Vict. No.357). The Governor-in-Council was to appoint not less than fifteen trustees.

Functions

The trustees were to have the management and control of the Public Library of Victoria, the Industrial and Technological Museum (VA 1411), the National Museum of Victoria (VA 431) and the National Gallery of Victoria (VA 930).

Subsequent Agencies

After 1944 separate trustee bodies for each institution were established to undertake the role and functions previously administered by this agency, see Trustees of the National Gallery (VA 3119).
 
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? 1869 - ? 1869 Correspondence Inward From Government Departments VPRS 5829 North Melbourne Open
? 1869 - 1871 Correspondence Inwards from the Minister of Mines VPRS 5685 North Melbourne Open
? 1869 - 1872 Correspondence Inward From Audit Office VPRS 5828 North Melbourne Open
? 1869 - 1875 Correspondence Inward from Municipalities VPRS 5830 North Melbourne Open
? 1869 - 1880 Correspondence Index - Official Letters Treasurer VPRS 5525 North Melbourne Open
? 1869 - 1881 Correspondence Inward - Official Letters from the Chief Secretary VPRS 5528 North Melbourne Open
? 1870 - ? 1938 Register of inward correspondence VPRS 800 North Melbourne Open
? 1872 - ? 1885 Inward Correspondence - Unregistered VPRS 4363 North Melbourne Open
? 1880 - ? 1946 Index to Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 801 North Melbourne Open
1856 - 1944 Rules and Regulations of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery VPRS 3162 North Melbourne Open
1866 - 1897 Correspondence relating to various exhibitions VPRS 927 North Melbourne Open
1869 - 1871 Correspondence Inward from Office of Lands and Surveys VPRS 5718 North Melbourne Open
1869 - 1881 Correspondence Inward - Miscellaneous Letters VPRS 5831 North Melbourne Open
1870 - 1956 Correspondence Outward From Trustees VPRS 4367 Other Open
1872 - 1883 Index To Letters Received VPRS 4365 Other Open
1872 - 1885 Outward Registered Correspondence - Building and General VPRS 5864 North Melbourne Open
1872 - 1886 Correspondence Outward from Treasurer VPRS 5890 North Melbourne Open
1887 - 1931 Memos and Statements re Copyrights VPRS 5894 North Melbourne Open
1892 - 1939 Public Library, Museum And National Gallery Investments VPRS 5857 North Melbourne Open
1924 - 1939 Trustees General Accounts VPRS 5861 North Melbourne Open
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1869 - ? 1944 National Gallery of Victoria VA 930
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1869 - 1944 Chief Secretary VRG 26