Series VPRS 1171
Petition (Proposed Canal: Gippsland Lakes)
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Date Range: Series 1884 - 1884
  Series in Custody 1884 - 1884
  Contents 1884 - 1884
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1884 - 1884 Premier's Office (also known as Premier's Department) VA 672
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1982 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
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    Consult the Records Description List for VPRS 1171 to obtain the required unit number.

  • Function / Content
    This series is a petition presented to the Service State Government in September 1884 by representatives of several Boroughs and Shires in Gippsland. The petition urges the Government to proceed with the construction of a proposed canal from the Thomson River, which would bring shipping from the Gippsland Lakes into the town of Sale, and improve access to metropolitan markets.

    The petition was signed by 1164 residents: it records their signatures, places of residence and occupations.

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P0000 1884 - 1884 Open 1
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