Series VPRS 1259
Inward Correspondence, Reports and Instructions, District Surveyor, Portland
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Date Range: Series ? 1848 - 1870
  Series in Custody 1848 - 1870
  Contents 1848 - 1870
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1848 - 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 - 1870 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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  • Function / Content
    This series consists of inward correspondence, reports, instructions, copies of pro forma and survey notes received and kept by the District Surveyor located at Portland. Correspondence was from both officials of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey (VA 538) in Melbourne and local correspondents including the Survey Office at Hamilton.

    Matters dealt with included survey reports, reports regarding land sales, schedules of lands to be available for selection, applications for licences to occupy and leases and applications to select unsold land under the Regulations of 1856, instructions regarding surveys and rough and draft survey notes and matters regarding actions by the Crown Lands Bailiff as well as administrative matters such as requisitions.

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    Papers are in bundles often arranged by date range or subject.

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P0000 1848 - 1870 Open 3
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