Series VPRS 1085
Duplicate Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State
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Date Range: Series 1851 - ? 1856
  Series in Custody 1851 - 1856
  Contents 1851 - 1856
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1851 - 1856 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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1982 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
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    This series consists of unbound duplicate copies of despatches forming the official channel of communication from the Governor of Victoria to the British Secretary of State responsible for the administration of the Colonial Office. The original despatch was sent to London, whilst bound handwritten copies of the despatches in this series for the period covered are found in VPRS 1084 Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State.

    It is unclear why this series was created as a duplicate copy of each despatch was sent to London on a separate vessel as a security measure. The value of this series lies in the fact that the individual despatches usually contain copies of any enclosures sent which were generally not included in VPRS 1084. Despatches are generally bound in bundles arranged in despatch number order. This number can be obtained from VPRS 1083, Register of Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State. The range of despatches in the series is 1851/1 - 1856/65

    A despatch dated 18 July 1850 from the Superintendent to the Secretary of State has been bound in the front of the volume.

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1851 - 1856 Register of Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State VPRS 1083
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P0000 1851 - 1856 Open 11
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1851 - 1856 Register of Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State VPRS 1083
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