Series VPRS 103
Outward Letter Book
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Date Range: Series 1848 - 1856
  Series in Custody 1848 - 1856
  Contents 1848 - 1856
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1848 - 1856 Commissioner of Crown Lands, Westernport VA 2710
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details.

    For correspondence from a specific person or office, consult the alphabetical index.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains transcriptions of the outward correspondence of the Commissioner of Crown Lands Western Port. Commissioners during this time period were E Grimes, F A Powlett, J C Thomson and E V Barnard. Inwards correspondence to which these letters might be responses can be found in VPRS 95.

    Details given are the registered number, the date, the name and office of the addressee and the text of the piece of correspondence. Matters dealt with are to do with all the duties of a Commissioner of Crown Lands including matters to do with the aboriginal inhabitants of the region and with the administration of justice. Lands matters included the arrangement of surveys and inspections for such things as pre-emptive right purchases, the issuing of leases and licenses of occupation, precautions and actions taken with respect to illegal occupation of lands and periodical returns relating to the occupation and population of lands.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is in chronological order. An alphabetical index gives the name of the correspondent, a summary of the subject and the page upon which the piece of correspondence appears.

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