Series VPRS 12553
Record Book of Probationers, Traffic Branch
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Date Range: Series ? 1888 - ? 1925
  Series in Custody 1888 - 1925
  Contents 1888 - 1925
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1888 - ? 1925 Victorian Railways (also Victorian Railways Commissioners 1883-1973, Victorian Railways Board 1973-1983) VA 2876
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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  • How to use the Records
    Examine the only extant book, which is for the period 1888 to 1925.

  • Function / Content
    The series summarised information on probationers within the Traffic Branch (junior porters, junior clerks, carriage cleaners, shunters and labourers).

    The information recorded included, for each employee:

    -- Examination Number and Grade Passed
    -- Name and Age
    -- Commencement and Finish date (of probation period)
    -- Pay/ Salary
    -- Certificate issued to the Accountant (completion of probation).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries up to March 1889 do not appear to have been made in any alphabetical or other sequence.

    From March 1889 entries were made alphabetically within each Grade (i.e. Junior Clerk, Lad Porter, Carriage Cleaner).

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P0001 1888 - 1925 Open 1
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