Series VPRS 14584
File Cards, Northern Division, Closer and Soldier Settlement Acts
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Date Range: Series 1932 - ? 1934
  Series in Custody 1932 - ? 1934
  Contents 1932 - ? 1934
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1932 - 1933 Closer Settlement Board (previously known as Lands Purchase and Management Board 1905-1918) VA 2266
1933 - ? 1934 Closer Settlement Commission VA 2268
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details for the unit containing the name and the type of settlement for which information is required.

  • Function / Content
    The cards in this series appear designed to summarise and evaluate a settler (or lessees) situation from 1932. It may be that this was used to assist in relation to the determination of a settlers liabilities and the adjustment to the instalments to be paid under the arrangements of Section 30 of the Closer Settlement Act 1932.

    A single card was devoted to each settlers property with green-blue cards being used for Closer Settlement leases, red cards for Discharged Soldier Settlement leases and beige cards for Auctions. Extra markings are on the cards to denote Workmen's Homes Allotments or settlers granted Unemployment Relief.

    Details were given of the numbers of the advances file and the land file, the name and address of the lessee and the date of the lease. The location of the block (parish and location of Inspector), allotment and section and area are given with an evaluation of the suitability of the block and of any securities held. Within a table with spaces allocated for the years to 1937 an evaluation could be made of the settler of the settlers physical fitness and a notation of the amount of the adjusted instalment and of advances. A final section on the card allowed for a brief report on the suitability of the block, the uses made of it and the abilities of the settler and the extent of indebtedness.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Cards are divided into separate folders for those relating to Closer Settlement and those relating to Discharged Soldier Settlement. Arrangement is alphabetical based on the family name of the settler.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1932 - ? 1934 Open 8
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