Series VPRS 11197
Moomba Festival General Correspondence Subject Files
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Date Range: Series 1967 - 1985
  Series in Custody 1968 - 1988
  Contents 1968 - 1988
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1967 - 1988 Melbourne Moomba Festival Limited VA 2371
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1967 - cont Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
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  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    This series consists of correspondence and other papers created or received by the Melbourne Moomba Festival Limited (MMF). The MMF Ltd was a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Melbourne City Council. The MMF Ltd was responsible for organising and mounting the annual festival in Melbourne from 1958 to 1993. It operated through, or fostered the operation of, a variety of committees set up to oversee various aspects of the festival and related activities. It also undertook arrangements for other events within the City of Melbourne, such as the Lygon Street Festa, VFL Grand Final days and Melbourne Military Tattoo.

    The first Moomba festival was held in 1955 and appears to have been organised by the City of Melbourne. Melbourne Moomba Festival Limited, as a specific company, was incorporated in 1958 and operated up until 1993.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series consists of an accumulation of correspondence and other papers of the Melbourne Moomba Festival Proprietary Limited. Prior to transfer to PROV the records were in the custody of the Melbourne City Council Archives and had been serialised as MCC Archives series numbers 487, 488, 459, and 490.

    The correspondence is in bundles (originally lever-arch files) which are generally arranged according to the festival or event and the particular year. Within each bundle there is a subject arrangement of correspondence. Within each subject category papers are generally arranged chronologically with the most recent document on the top.

    It is probable that no indexes or registers to the correspondence were created. The annual, subject and chronological arrangement of papers allowed easy access.

    The records in the P1 consignment cover Moomba activities that occurred from 1967 to 1988. Records created prior to 1967 and post 1988 are in the custody of the City of Melbourne archives as at February 1999.

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P0001 1968 - 1988 Open 320
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