Series VPRS 16630
Register of Officers, Penal Department
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Date Range: Series ? 1853 - ? 1854
  Series in Custody ? 1853 - ? 1854
  Contents 1850 - 1854
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1853 - ? 1854 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
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2003 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
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  • How to use the Records
    To order this volume, refer to the consignment listing.

    To find a specific entry, use the internal index to the volume to identify the page number for the appropraite penal establishment or position.

  • Function / Content
    This series is a register of the officers employed within the Penal Department of the Colonial Secretary's Office. The volume appears to have been used only during the years 1853 and 1854 with details recording details of some staff appointmed to positions as early as 1850.

    Entries are made in this volume to record all officers either holding a particular type of position or at specific penal establishments. Specific penal establishments recorded in the volume include the Collingwood, Richmond, Portland and Marine Stockades, the Main Depot and the prison Hulks "Deborah", "Lysander", "President", "Success" and "Sacremento".

    The level of detail recorded varies according to the particular listing. Most record the following minimal detail; name of the office, position held, salary, date of appointment and removal and the reason for removal.

    It is unclear whether any other volumes were created in this series. The volume in the P1 consignment was transferred to PROV during 2010 after it had remained in private hands for a period of at least 35 years.

  • Recordkeeping System
    There is no particular order to the listings within the volume. It contains an alphabetical index which records the position or the location and the page number in which the listing is to be found.

    There are no name indexes to this volume.

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P0001 1850 - 1854 Undetermined 1
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