Series VPRS 1258
Inwards Correspondence, Surveyor-General
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Date Range: Series 1840 - 1915
  Series in Custody 1840 - 1915
  Contents 1840 - 1915
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1840 - 1851 Surveyor General's Department, Port Phillip Branch (also known as the Melbourne Survey Office) VA 943
1851 - 1857 Surveyor-General's Department VA 2921
1857 - 1915 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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    Consult the Consignment Details for bundles of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of correspondence received by the Surveyor-General of Victoria. Much of the correspondence deals with applications for employment in the Survey Department and with matters to do with personnel and the supply of equipment for survey purposes. Another substantial number of pieces of correspondence are applications to purchase specific tracts of land from the Crown. Before this could occur, a survey of the land needed to be completed. Other requests were to do with matters relating to the preparation of plans and the situation and alignment of roads.

    The P consignment includes a specific survey of the Parish of Tarnagulla and applications for new pastoral runs in the Gippsland District. Also included is correspondence received from 1854 to 1862 from the Marine Surveyor covering matters relating to the administration and achievements of the survey of the Victorian coastline.

    For other correspondence relating to the Surveyor - General, reference can be made to VPRS 44 Inward Registered and Unregistered Correspondence, VPRS 6905 Inwards and Outwards Registered and Unregistered Correspondence, Lands. and correspondence series for VA 943 Surveyor-General's Department Port Phillip District and VA 2921 Surveyor-General's Department.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence has been arranged in subject or annual bundles.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1851 - 1865 Open 3
P0001 1840 - 1915 Open 3
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