Series VPRS 14487
Estates Register, Valuation of Improvements
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Date Range: Series ? 1921 - ? 1930
  Series in Custody ? 1921 - ? 1930
  Contents ? 1921 - ? 1930
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1921 - ? 1930 Closer Settlement Board (previously known as Lands Purchase and Management Board 1905-1918) VA 2266
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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 details relating to a specific estate, consult the alphabetical index at the front of the volume or turn to the alphabetical section corresponding with the estate name.

  • Function / Content
    This series gives the value of improvements, particularly houses, outbuildings and fencing, made for settlers on specific estates.

    Estates are listed in alphabetical order of their name. For each estate, listings are given showing district number, the name of the applicant, the parish, the allotment number, the estate name and in the remarks column a list of the improvements made and the cost of each with the total for each estate given. Further details relating to the value of improvements may be found in VPRS 14477 Register of the Valuation of Improvements.

    Section 9 of the Closer Settlement Act 1906 (Section 96 Closer Settlement Act 1915) had given the Board the power to erect dwelling houses and outbuildings and to make improvements on allotments. The value was fixed by the legislation, with the principal and interest (of five per cent per annum) to be repaid over twenty years.

  • Recordkeeping System
    An index to the names of the estates is provided at the front of the volume with details regarding improvements on each estate in the alphabetical section of the volume determined by estate name.

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P0001 ? 1921 - ? 1930 Open 1
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