Series VPRS 10114
Visiting Justice's Charge Sheets and Reports
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Date Range: Series 1856 - 1972
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1972
  Contents 1856 - 1972
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1856 - 1871 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1871 - 1960 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 1464
1960 - 1971 Social Welfare Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 2784
1971 - 1972 Social Welfare Department VA 946
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1996 - 2003 Correctional Services (known as CORE, the Public Correctional Enterprise) VA 4367
2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the records for the period being researched. Units 1 to 3 in this series are fragile. They have been closed under Section 11 of the Public Records Act in the interests of their preservation. For this reason, these records are not available for public inspection.

  • Function / Content
    There are two functions being performed by the records in this series. The first is to record charges heard by the visiting justice to the prison. Content includes the prisoner's registered number, name, the charge and the decision. The second function is to record visits to the prison by the visiting justice. Content includes remarks made by the visiting justice as a result of his visit. Remarks often related to complaints, charges and decisions.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records in this series are arranged chronologically.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1856 - 1972 Part Open 5
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