Series VPRS 12987
Index to Melbourne Underground Rail Loop files in VPRS 425 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System
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Date Range: Series ? 1958 - 1978
  Series in Custody ? 1958 - ? 1978
  Contents 1958 - 1978
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1958 - 1965 Railway Construction Branch, Board of Land and Works VA 690
1965 - 1978 Railway Construction Board VA 691
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  • How to use the Records
    This series is an alphabetically arranged index that may be used to access correspondence files relating to Melbourne Underground Loop Project located in VPRS 425/P2

    Step 1
    Examine this index under names or subject or location. Take note of the file number/s from this index.
    Step 2
    Refer to the Consignment Details for VPRS 425 P2 and identify the unit that holds your file.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprising cards in a folder was created to provide access to files relating to the MURL construction project (located in VPRS 425, Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System) by name of correspondent/ or by subject/ or by location.

    The Railway Construction Branch of the Board of Land and Works (VA 690) was named as the Constructing Authority in the City of Melbourne Underground Railway Construction Act 1960, (No 6652) and proceeded with investigation and planning of the loop.

    Prior to the establishment of the Melbourne Underground Loop Authority (VA 2987) in 1971, considerable planning for the loop was carried out by the Railway Construction Branch, Board of Land and Works VA 690 and the Railway Construction Board, (R.C.B.) VA 691.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The record keeping system of the agency comprised the following series:

    VPRS 425 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System, 1859 to 1973

    VPRS 429 Register of Inward Correspondence, Annual Single Number System, 1859 to 1942

    VPRS 427 Index to Inward Correspondence 1867 to 1956

    VPRS 12987 General Index to VPRS 425 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System. 1958 to 1974.

    This series was created to provide access to only files relating to MURL construction project located in VPRS 425/P2 consignment. It is not possible to establish the relationship of this series with other controlling series, eg VPRS 429 and VPRS 427 as the Registers for the period 1943 to 1974 and Indexes for the period 1957 to 1974 have not been located.

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P0001 1958 - 1978 Open 1
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