Series VPRS 1183
Reports of Royal Commissions, Select Committees and Boards of Inquiry
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Date Range: Series ? 1855 - ? 1916
  Series in Custody ? 1855 - 1994
  Contents 1854 - 1994
Public Access: Open
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
1855 - 1916 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
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1979 - cont Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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  • How to use the Records
    See consignment details for a detailed listing of the contents of this series.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of bound volumes of printed reports of Royal Commissions, Boards of Inquiry and Select Committees. The majority of the volumes were transferred from the Chief Secretary's Department (VA 475) in 1973. Further volumes apparently transferred from the Premier's Department and the Victorian Railways (VA 2876) were subsequently incorporated into this series. Copies of the majority of the reports are also found in Papers Presented to Parliament.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The original arrangement of these records cannot now be determined with certainty. The current arrangement of the volumes is roughly chronological. Some of the earlier volumes have a handwritten index at the front of the volume.

    Many of these volumes appear to have constituted a reference set within the Chief Secretary' Office. Units 1 to 16 and 41 to 42 carry original volume numbers between 1 and 21. Volumes numbered 9, 16 and 19 were not transferred from the Chief Secretary's Department in 1973. Subsequent, similarly bound but unnumbered volumes were also transferred from the Chief Secretary's Office in 1973. At a later date, volumes transferred from the Premier's Department and the Railways Commissioners were incorporated into this series. As the majority of the volumes were transferred from the Chief Secretary's Department, this agency has been shown as the agency recording. Since there is no evidence of when this series was accumulated the series date range has been given as the period from when the Chief Secretary's Department was established to the date of the latest report.

    Rearrangement of VPRS 1183

    The contents of VPRS 1183 appear to have been reprocessed on a number of occasions. Records that were once part of VPRS 1183 have since been reprocessed as the records of individual Royal Commissions - see List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985 section 14.0.0.

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P0000 1854 - 1916 Open 44
P0001 1986 - 1994 Closed 0
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