Series VPRS 14828
Contract Registers
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Date Range: Series 1905 - 1994
  Series in Custody 1905 - 1994
  Contents 1905 - 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
1905 - 1983 Leongatha Waterworks Trust VA 4725
1983 - 1994 Leongatha Water Board VA 2235
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1994 - cont South Gippsland Region Water Authority VA 4239
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • 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 first check the front of the volume for an index, and consult the index to locate the contract of interest.

    If the contract number is not known and no index is found, researchers should leaf through the volume to locate the contract of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series registered and summarized water related contracts let by the Leongatha Waterworks Trust (VA 4725), and their successor Leongatha Water Board (VA 2235). 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. This was often recorded as an annual single number (eg 1/1905), or as an annual single number with a letter prefix (eg W1/93).

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

    Following amalgamation of the Waterworks Trust and the Sewerage Authority the successor agency continued to maintain records in the existing registers.

    Consignment P1
    Unit 1 has a partial index.
    Unit 2 was not provided with an index

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1905 - 1994 Open 2
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