Series VPRS 11870
Schedules of Land Grants, Leases, Licences and Sales Submitted for Approval
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Date Range: Series 1857 - 1975
  Series in Custody 1901 - 1975
  Contents 1901 - 1975
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1857 - 1964 Board of Land and Works VA 744
1964 - 1975 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
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1996 - 2002 Department of Natural Resources and the Environment VA 3972
2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult Consignment Details for the volume covering the time period for which information is required.

  • Function / Content
    Schedules presented to the Crown Lands Division of the Board of Land and Works relating to Public Lands show both the matters considered by the Board and the decisions reached. Details of leases, licenses, sales or grants were listed in groups on the Board pro forma. Each item was allocated a consecutive number. The Office Number (the file number allocated by the Occupation Branch or other branch of the Department) for each item was also given. Details of the name of the applicant and the area and value of the land are given whilst for correspondence items, the subject is recorded. The Remarks column was used to record the recommendations made to the Board regarding the matter with the decision being recorded in the final column of the pro forma. Other details are the date of the meeting and the names of the presiding officer and other members present.

    The Board of Land and Works (VA 744) had statutory responsibility for the functions of lands and survey and for public works. Legislation defined matters for which Board consent were required. From 1964, after the abolition of the Board of Land and Works by the Public Lands and Works Act 1964, the powers, authorities and duties were transferred to the Minister of Lands. It may be that the Board considered other matters for which statutory authority for final decision-making was given to the Governor-in-Council. This requires further research.

    Schedules dealing with matters under the Closer and Discharged Soldier Settlement Acts can be found in VPRS 15735 Schedules of Land Grants, Leases, Licences and Sales Submitted for Approval, Closer Settlement until 1975 when these were combined.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Schedules are bound in volumes in chronological order of meetings. For each meeting, items are allocated a consecutive Board number.

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0 - 1975 Schedules of Land Grants, Leases, Licences and Sales Submitted for Approval, Closer Settlement VPRS 15735
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P0001 1901 - 1972 Open 112
P0002 1973 - 1975 Open 1
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