Series VPRS 1785
Salary Cards
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Date Range: Series ? 1929 - ? 1961
  Series in Custody 1929 - 1961
  Contents 1929 - 1962
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
1929 - 1961 Victoria Police (including Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police) VA 724
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1929 - cont Victoria Police (including Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police) VA 724
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Record Description Lists for the date range covered by each unit. Each unit contains entries for all officers who received salary payments during this date range, arranged in Register No order (a number assigned to each sworn member of the police force). Currently there are no control records to police Register Numbers in PROV custody.

    If the researcher is seeking a particular police officer, and knows their Register No, the range of Register Numbers covered in each volume is also noted on the RDL. Often, the ranks of police officers whose records are within the volume is also recorded on RDLs (eg, Superintendents, Senior Constables).

  • Function / Content
    Victoria Police Force (VA 724) was established under the control of the Chief Commissioner of Police in 1853. The administrative structure of this agency made the distinction between public service staff (sometimes referred to as 'unsworn members', working within the Police Department and the Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police) and the police force itself (those serving as police officers). In the Blue Books for this period, the Police Department and General Police are two separate branches within Chief Secretary's.

    This series records fortnightly salary payments to sworn members (ie, police officers) of Victoria Police. There are also some entries for unsworn members in this series, such as those for temporary employees, or positions such as the Government Representative to the Police Classification Board (under the provisions of the Police Regulation Act 1948). There are cards for policewomen, all of the rank of Auxiliary Police Woman (or APW).

    It appears that payments were recorded on individual cards for each member, which were subsequently bound together into volumes. The cards record personal information about employees and detail fortnightly salary payments, allowances and deductions to each employee. The cards also provide a work history for employees, showing any transfers to different stations, promotions or discharges.

    Each card records the employees name, station, register number, rank, date of birth and Duty Allowance (if applicable).

    The cards can record information on salary payments and deductions for two financial years. The numbers 1 to 26, representing the fortnightly payments, run down the left hand-most column of the card.

    Please note that salary records from employees of the Police Department and Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police can be located in VPRS 4402 Record of Public Servants 1884-1925 and VPRS 9889 Record Cards of Public Servants 1925-1977 (these series were created by the Public Service Board [VA 886]).

    This is a subsequent series to VPRS 1776 Pay and Allowance Registers.

    This series was previously registered with the title Pay Register Sheets.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records in this series are arranged in Register No order (a number assigned to each sworn member of the Force). The cards for temporary employees are arranged by a T No.

    All salary payments and deductions over a certain period for each police officer are recorded in chronological order. Generally, information for two financial years is recorded on each card.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1929 - 1962 Open 166
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