Series VPRS 1192
Petitions
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Date Range: Series ? 1852 - By 1893
  Series in Custody 1852 - 1893
  Contents 1852 - 1893
Public Access: Part 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
1852 - 1855 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1855 - 1893 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
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1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Researchers should scan the Records Description List to identify the relevant registration number or identify the required petition by the short description given.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of petitions received by the Colonial, and later the Chief Secretary. Many of the petitions were actually addressed to the Governor or other officials. As the Colonial/Chief Secretary was the only medium of communication from the public to the Governor or other government officials the petitions were sent to this office. It would appear that they were referred to the petitioned official and then returned to the Colonial/Chief Secretary's Office. The petitions were registered as inward correspondence but were subsequently filed separately from the normal run of correspondence because of their large or cumbersome size. Large files which did not fit in the "pigeon hole" presses used to store correspondence were placed in deep drawers, beneath the pigeon holes. Plans and other large files were also stored separately, see VPRS 1226.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The petitions in this series are arranged chronologically according to the date they were received by the Chief Secretarys Department.

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1852 - 1863 Register of Inward Correspondence I VPRS 1186
1852 - 1893 Index to Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 1411
1864 - 1883 Register of Inward Correspondence II VPRS 3993
1884 - 1893 Register of Inward Correspondence III VPRS 3994
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1852 - 1893 Open 66
P0001 1855 - 1855 Closed 1
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1852 - 1863 Register of Inward Correspondence I VPRS 1186
1852 - 1893 Index to Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 1411
1864 - 1883 Register of Inward Correspondence II VPRS 3993
1884 - 1893 Register of Inward Correspondence III VPRS 3994
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