Series VPRS 15023
Advances Cards
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series 1929 - ? 1958
  Series in Custody 1929 - ? 1958
  Contents 1929 - ? 1958
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1929 - ? 1958 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
1929 - 1932 Closer Settlement Board (previously known as Lands Purchase and Management Board 1905-1918) VA 2266
1932 - 1938 Closer Settlement Commission VA 2268
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
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 details relating to a specific person, consult the appropriate alphabetical section.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of cards summarising advances made to farmers to enable them to continue with farming operations. Advances were mainly available under the Closer Settlement and Discharged Soldiers Settlement Acts. They were also available under the Seed Advances Act, the Cultivation Advances Acts (1933 and 1934) and the Farmers Advances Act 1935 which provided advances for other farmers. These Acts were administered by the Closer Settlement Board and later the Closer Settlement Commission and by the Farmers Advances Branch. This latter Branch was part of the Occupation branch of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey for almost 20 years.

    Under these Acts and provisions in other related Acts, farmers were able to obtain advances in terms of stock and/or equipment or credit to obtain the same in order to continue their farming operations. Mortgages or liens on produce were taken as security for the repayment of the principal and the statutory rate of interest.

    Details given on each card are the name of the the farmer, the location of the land and its size and the file number. Also given is the nature of the title held for the land - Crown grant or lease or Closer or Discharged Soldier Settlement lease as all could be mortgaged as security for advances. Other details are the date when entries relating to the granting of advances were made, the form of security (whether a title or a lien on produce), the amount of the security, the date submitted to the Board of Land and Works and details of the Office of Titles registration of mortgages. Other details may relate to the redemption of securities.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are in two alpahabetical sequences by family name of the farmer.

More research resourcesMore research resources
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Previous SeriesPrevious Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
Display entries per page
Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1929 - ? 1958 Open 1
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
More research resourcesMore research resources