Series VPRS 14259
Reference Book, Lands and Survey
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Date Range: Series By 1866 - ? 1874
  Series in Custody By 1866 - ? 1874
  Contents 1866 - 1874
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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By 1866 - ? 1874 Board of Land and Works VA 744
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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 records for the time period for which information is required.

    For references relating to specific persons, officials or places consult the alphabetical index at the front of the volume.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of volumes in which were recorded correspondence which had been referred by the Board of Land and Works to the Department of Crown Lands and Survey (often the Assistant Commissioner for Lands or the Surveyor-General) or to the President of the Board of Land and Works in relation to land and survey matters. Reference could be made for the conveying of information or seeking an opinion on the response or action which might be taken.

    Details recorded are the name of the correspondent and any reference number on the correspondence, a summary of the subject of the matter, the reference in which was recorded the person or official to whom the matter was referred and the content of any reference comment placed on the letter and the reply. The reply consisted of any further annotation placed on the correspondence prior to its return. Original letters may already have been referred to the Board of Land and Works by other officials such as the Secretary for Mines and the Chief Secretary so often the reply was to return the correspondence to those officials. Other replies included forwarding to other officials for noting or action to be taken.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are in no obvious order, but are presumably chronological.

    An alphabetical index at the front of the volume gives the name of the person, official or organisation of the correspondent, a brief summary of the subject and the page upon which the entry appears. Within each alphabetical section there are further divisions based on whether the correspondent was a private person, an official, the Crown bailiffs, court houses or a municipality.

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P0001 1866 - 1874 Open 2
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