Series VPRS 10845
Outward Correspondence To Pentridge
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Date Range: Series 1854 - 1923
  Series in Custody 1854 - 1923
  Contents 1854 - 1923
Public Access: Closed
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
1854 - 1855 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1855 - 1871 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1871 - 1923 Penal and Gaols Branch, Chief Secretary's Department VA 1464
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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 abstracts at the front of the volumes for the period being researched. This will provide folio references for correspondence of interest to the researcher. The majority of units in this series are fragile. They have been closed under Section 11 of the Public Records Act in the interest of their preservation. For this reason, those records are not available for public inspection.

  • Function / Content
    This record series comprises copies of correspondence from the Inspector-General's Office to H.M. Prison, Pentridge. The correspondence is maintained in letter books. Each item of correspondence is registerered with a sequential number with the numbering sequence recommencing at the beginning of each calendar year. An abstract of the item of correspondence is recorded in the "index" section at the front of volume. Information provided in this section is the date of the correspondence, an abstract of its contents and a folio reference within the volume.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The volumes are arranged in chronological order; the correspondence within the volumes is arranged in chronological order.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1854 - 1923 Closed 20
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