Series VPRS 1078
Petitions and Addresses to the Governor
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Date Range: Series ? 1851 - ? 1887
  Series in Custody 1854 - 1887
  Contents 1854 - 1887
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1851 - 1887 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Records Description List. For specific petitions or addresses consult the detailed inventory of record items.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of Petitions sent to the Governor seeking the redress of grievances or seeking Government action upon some matter of great concern to citizens and Addresses made to the Governor. Addresses of loyalty were made to the Governor often upon his visit to an area or upon his departure from office or , as the representative of the monarch, upon some noteworthy royal occasion.

    Inventory of Record Items - P0000 Consignment

    10/08/1854: Petition from Melbourne Chamber of Commerce re postage charge of 4/-.
    12/08/1854: Petition from Melbourne Chamber of Commerce re postage charge of 4/-.

    1856

    29/12/1856: Address from Ministers of Wesleyan Methodist Church
    31/12/1856: Address from the Legislative Assembly
    31/12/1856: Address from Municipal Council of Williamstown
    31/12/1856: Address from the Legislative Council
    1856: Address from the Legislative Council

    1857

    01/01/1857: Address from Committee of Benevolent Asylum, Melbourne
    01/01/1857: Address from Magistrates of Colony & City of Melbourne
    01/01/1857: Address from Presbyterian Synod
    06/01/1857: Address from Municipal Council, Castlemaine
    06/01/1857: Address from Protestant Ministers, Castlemaine
    Jan 1857: Address from Local Court, Sandhurst
    20/01/1857: Address from Ballarat District Road Board
    04/02/1857: Address from Philosophical Institute of Victoria
    06/02/1857: Address from University of Melbourne
    14/02/1857: Address from Local Court of Ballarat
    04/03/1857: Address from Magistrates, Clergy & Others of Albury
    20/03/1857: Address from Geelong Mechanics Institute
    20/03/1857: Address from Geelong Sea Bathing Company
    21/03/1857: Address from Geelong Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum
    21/03/1857: Address from Geelong Chamber of Commerce
    21/03/1857: Address from Town Council of Geelong
    21/03/1857: Address from Directors of Geelong & Melbourne Railway
    24/04/1857: Petition from Inhabitants of Warrnambool
    N/D 1857: Address from Geelong Orphan Asylum
    N/D 1857: Address from United Church, Geelong
    N/D 1857?: Address from Justices of the Peace, Geelong
    30/04/1857: Address from Presbyterian Church
    22/05/1857: Address from Mines & Inhabitants of Sebastopol
    27/05/1857: Address from Inhabitants of Wangaratta
    N/D 1857: Address from Inhabitants of Woolshed
    N/D 1857: Address from Local Court of Yackandandah
    N/D 1857?: Address from surface miners, Southern Cross Hill, Middle Woolshed
    18/06/1857: Address from Geelong & Melbourne Railway
    26/06/1857: Address from Miners & residents, Steiglitz
    10/09/1857: Address from quartz miners & puddles, Sandhurst
    14/09/1857: Programme for visit to Castlemaine
    Sep 1857: Address from inhabitants of Gisborne
    Sep 1857: Address from Magistrates of Castlemaine
    Sep 1857: Address from Castlemaine Chinese Inhabitants (2)
    N/D 1857?: Address from Inhabitants of Epsom
    N/D 1857: Address from Inhabitants of Kyneton
    N/D 1857: Address from Inhabitants of Daylesford
    N/D 1857: Address from Landowners & Residents of Bacchus Marsh
    N/D 1857?: Address from Inhabitants of Maldon (2)

    1858

    20/01/1858: Address of the Ballarat Chamber of Commerce & forwarding letter
    20/01/1858: Accompanying letter to address from Odd-Fellows of Ballarat (address missing)
    20/01/1858: Address from Miners of 'Old Gravel Pits Company', Ballarat
    20/01/1858: Request for audience with Governor in Ballarat from Bonwick, District Inspector of Denominational Schools
    20/01/1858: Address from William Crelleh, Tailor, Ballarat
    20/01/1858: Request for audience with Governor from F. A. Cox
    21/01/1858: Address from '4 pioneers', Ballarat
    21/01/1858: Address from Sabbath Observance Society, Ballarat (2 copies)
    13/09/1858: Petition from the unemployed at Belfast (2 copies)
    15/09/1858: Address from Belfast Benefit Society
    15/09/1858: Address from the Agricultural Association of Villiers & Heytesbury
    21/09/1858: Address from Squatters in Western District
    23/09/1858: Resolution passed at meeting of Hampden & Heytesbury District Road Board & forwarded to Governor
    N/D Sep 1858: Address from Inhabitants of Great Western
    N/D Sep 1858: Memorial of Ararat Land & Reform League
    N/D Sep 1858: Address from Barristers & Others of Pleasant Creek
    N/D Sep 1858: Address of Members of Committee of Hospital at Pleasant Creek
    28/09/1858: Accompanying letter to address from Ballarat Chamber of Commerce (address missing)

    1859

    18/02/1859: Circular memo re: Governor's proposed tour of Gippsland
    N/D Feb 1859: Itinerary for Governor's tour of Gippsland
    N/D 1859: Address from Inhabitants of Berwick
    N/D Mar 1859: Address from residents of Omeo Gold Fields
    06/06/1859: Address & accompanying letter from inhabitants of North Gippsland

    1863

    07/09/1863: Address from Bacchus Marsh & Maddingley District Road Board
    10/09/1863: Accompanying letter to address from Legislative Assembly (address missing)
    N/D 1863: Address from Vicar General & Clergy of Diocese of Melbourne

    Undated - Barkly

    c 1856: Address from Free Presbyterian Church
    c 1856: Address from Mayor Alderman, Councillors & Citizens of City of Melbourne
    c 1856: Address from Committee of Management of the Melbourne Hospital
    ? : Address from Municipal Council & Inhabitants of Portland
    ? : Address from Inhabitants of Seymour
    ? : Address from Beechworth Young Mens Association
    ? : Address from Municipal Council of Kilmore
    ? : Address from Chinese Storekeepers & Miners of Bendigo
    ? : Address from Freemasons of Ballarat
    ? : Address from Magistrates, Clergymen & other residents of Albury
    ? : Address from Victorian Society of Fine Arts & request for Governor's patronage
    ? : Address from Alberton District Road Board
    ? : Address from German residents of Tarrangower
    ? : Address from Members of Legislative Council of Victoria (3)

    Acknowledgements by Barkly

    ? : To Free Presbyterian Synod of Victoria
    ? : To Clergy of Church of England
    ? : To Legislative Assembly
    ? : To Synod of Established Church of Scotland
    ? : To Ministers of Wesleyan Methodist Church
    09/06/1864: To Mayor & Councillors of Fitzroy
    ? : To Mayor & Gentlemen of ?
    ? : To Lord Bishop & Reverend Sirs of ?
    ? : To Chairman & Gentlemen of ? (Western District)

    Congratulatory Addresses on Marriage of Prince of Wales 1863

    18/05/1863: Address to Prince of Wales (2 copies) & address to the Queen with accompanying letter to Governor from Corporation of Melbourne
    19/05/1863: Address from Municipal Council of Prahran
    N/D : Address from Members of Manchester Unity of Odd fellows
    N/D : Address from Victoria Band of Hope Union
    N/D : Address from Manchester Unity of Odd fellows
    N/D : Address from United Melbourne District of Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society
    N/D : Address from Inhabitants of South Yarra

    1871

    13/01/1871: Acknowledgement by Governor to Mayor of Sale, the Chairman of Rosedale Road District & Inhabitants of Shire of Avon
    16/01/1871: Address from Shire of Bairnsdale & acknowledgement by Governor

    1887

    1887: Petition for Prahran to divide into 2 cities
    1887: Petition to sub-divide Prahran
    1887: Petition to sub-divide Prahran
    1887: Petition to sub-divide Prahran

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