Series VPRS 18040
Register of Railway Employees
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Date Range: Series 1853 - 1954
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1954
  Contents 1853 - 1954
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1853 - 1857 Surveyor-General's Department VA 2921
1858 - 1871 Department of Railways I VA 2877
1871 - 1877 Department of Railways and Roads VA 2875
1877 - 1884 Department of Railways 2 VA 2965
1884 - 1892 Victorian Railways (also Victorian Railways Commissioners 1883-1973, Victorian Railways Board 1973-1983) VA 2876
1892 - 1954 Board of Land and Works VA 744
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1997 - cont Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack) VA 4616
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    This series consists of registers that were used to record railway employees of the Surveyor-General's Department (VA 2921), Department of Railways (VA 2877 & VA 2965), Department of Railways and Roads (VA 2875), Victorian Railways (VA 2876) and Board of Land and Works (VA 744).

    There does not appear to be any relationship between each of the volumes.

    The first volume was possibly created by the Department of Railways (VA 2877). However, while references within date back to 1853, it is possible the volume was created much later.

    The later volumes appear to belong to Victorian Railways (VA 2876) but possibly only contain reference to employees of branches within Victorian Railways, rather than being complete registers of the entire organisation.

    Unfortunately there are no labels or titles on the registers to indicate where they originated, except for the second volume which has Chief Engineer for Railway Construction printed on the spine.

    The contents and layout is different for each volume.

    Volume one is arranged alphabetically and lists the name, position, date appointed, and salary.

    Volume two is arranged by employee position, with an alphabetical index at the front. Information includes the date [of appointment?], name, address, age, previous service, remarks, and where sent.

    Volume three is arranged alphabetically, and lists the name, grade, date of birth, date of permanent appointment, date of appointment to present position, salary, address, and remarks.

    Volume four is arranged alphabetically and lists the name, position, address, and leave details.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This is an artificially created series and therefore there is no discrete recordkeeping system for the series.

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P0001 1853 - 1954 Open 4
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