Series VPRS 11973
Victorian Insolvent List (State Library Victoria Microfiche)
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Date Range: Series 1995 - 1995
  Series in Custody 1995 - 1995
  Contents 1842 - 1873
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1995 - 1995 State Library of Victoria VA 2923
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1996 - 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
    The consolidated insolvent lists were published in three volumes for the following periods: 1842 to June 1862; July 1862 to December 1866 and 1867 to 1873. The lists provide access to VPRS 759 Proceedings in Insolvent Estates 1842 to 1871 and VPRS 762 Deeds under the 1871 Insolvency Act.

    Consult the Victorian Insolvent List for the required period and surname. Note the date of sequestration and consult the records description list for VPRS 759 or VPRS 762.

    For further information regarding the content and use of the Victorian Insolvency List see the Introduction on Fiche No.1.

  • Function / Content
    A notice of the sequestration of an insolvents estate was published in two daily newspapers. Weekly lists of insolvents were published in the Government Gazette. The courts maintained registers of insolvency cases but searching these records was time consuming for those wishing to establish the credit worthiness of an individual.

    To simplify such searches three consolidated lists for the period 1842 to 1873 were compiled by accountants specialising in insolvent estates and printed for limited circulation among mercantile firms.

    A copy of the Victorian Insolvent List is held by the State Library of Victoria who produced VPRS 11973.

  • Recordkeeping System
    VPRS 11973 consists of six fiche arranged numerically by fiche number. The first fiche provides an explanation of the Lists and their use. The other fiche record:
    * Insolvents: 1842 - 1862
    * Assignments and Dividends Appendix: 1842 - 1862
    * Insolvents, Assignments: 1862 - 1866
    * Insolvents: 1867 - 1873
    * Assignments: 1867 - 1873.

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1995 - 1995 Proceedings in Insolvent Estates VPRS 759
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P0001 1842 - 1873 Open 0
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