Series VPRS 14150
Lists and Descriptions of Land Granted for Public Purposes
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Date Range: Series 1849 - Circa 1880
  Series in Custody 1851 - 1861
  Contents 1851 - 1861
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1849 - 1851 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
1851 - 1853 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1853 - 1857 Crown Lands Department VA 2878
1857 - Circa 1880 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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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details for the volume containing the date range and type of grant for which information is required.

    Consult Unit 3 for information regarding the Register of Inward Correspondence from the Superintendent and for details from the Deeds Branch of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains lists of grants made for public purposes. These purposes included those for church facilities for the various denominations, for schools (National and Denominational) and for civic purposes such as cemeteries and market sites as well as land for the Hobson Bay Railway. Details given are of the locality, the area and size of the land, the dates of applications and grants and may include references to correspondence and names of trustees or grantees. Also included in these volumes are detailed survey descriptions of the pieces of land granted.

    References may be found to later grants or confirmations of these grants listed in VPRS 14146 Register of Grants for Special Purposes (Grants Without Purchase) annotated as G.W.P or G. S. P.. Other references by volume number and page may be made to VPRS 14148 Special Deeds Books.

    Unit 3 of this series includes a small Register of Inward Correspondence received from the Office of His Honour the Superintendent [of the Port Phillip District]. Details given are the date of receipt of the letter and from whom, the date and number of the letter, the Minute of His Honour, the subject of the letter and a summary of the answer sent.

    Also found in Unit 3 are a number of returns prepared in the Deeds Branch and details of the regular work of the Branch.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are divided into two sections. The first section consists of lists of grants with these lists under the headings of religious denominations and purposes in chronological order. This is followed by a separate section describing the land granted. Not all the grants listed may have an accompanying description.

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P0001 1851 - 1861 Open 3
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