Series VPRS 14821
Contract Register
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Date Range: Series 1984 - 1994
  Series in Custody 1984 - 1994
  Contents 1984 - 1994
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
1984 - 1994 Alberton Water Board VA 2223
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1994 - cont South Gippsland Region Water Authority VA 4239
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  • How to use the Records
    Scan the Consignment Details List to locate the volume containing the contract number or time period of interest.

    If the contract number is not known, researchers should browse through the volume to locate the contract of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series registered and summarized contracts let by the Alberton Water Board (VA 2223). Section 251 of the Water Act 1890 (No. 1156), and similar provisions in later Water Acts stated that contract registers were to specify the several works to be done, the materials to be furnished, the prices to be paid for the materials, and the times within which the said works were to be completed and the said materials to be furnished.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each contract was allocated a unique registration number. Several contract registration systems were introduced by the Board over the years. They included the following:
    - an annual single number system with a letter suffix (1/S/84 - 5/S/85-6) which operated between 1984 and 1986,
    - a multiple number system (4.2.8 - 4.2.11) which operated between 1987 and 1988, and
    - an annual single number system (1.1988/89 - 5.1993/94) which operated between 1989 and 1994.

    Contracts were also often provided with either a Job Number, (eg 80/1235/3) or a File Reference Number (eg. 4.2.48) or both. The context of these numbers requires further research.

    Contracts of an administrative nature, ie for the day to day running of the Authority, were interspersed with engineering contracts.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1984 - 1994 Open 1
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