Series VPRS 12420
Inwards Un-registered Correspondence, Harbourmaster
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Date Range: Series ? 1839 - ? 1853
  Series in Custody 1840 - 1842
  Contents 1840 - 1842
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1839 - 1851 Police Magistrate Port Phillip District VA 472
1851 - 1853 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
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1996 - cont Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
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  • Function / Content
    This series contains inwards correspondence received by the Harbour Master at Melbourne. The Harbour Master was responsible for the oversight of matters concerned with the administration of the Port and control of the entry into and exit from the port by vessels. Correspondence in custody is concerned mainly with matters relating to the employment of pilots for the pilotage of ships from Bass Strait into the Port and the costs, matters pertaining to the marking of shipping channels and other matters relating to the Harbour Masters responsibilities.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence was found amongst other records so original arrangement has been lost.

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- 1853 Inward Unregistered Correspondence VPRS 562
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P0001 1840 - 1842 Open 1
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