Series VPRS 18438
Rights of Internment and Internment Register
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Date Range: Series 2005 - cont
  Series in Custody 2005 - 2010
  Contents 2005 - 2010
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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2005 - cont Creswick Cemetery (Creswick Cemetery Trust) VA 5208
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2005 - cont Creswick Cemetery (Creswick Cemetery Trust) VA 5208
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers will need to know the approximate date of death or burial of the deceased, or the approximate date of a plot reservation, to locate an entry within the respective sections of the register. The register is divided into three colour coded section, the first section records details of the holder of the right to internment and their rights of internment plan, the second section relates to actual burials and the third section records foetal deaths.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises the register of internments (burials) for Creswick Cemetery (VA 5208) and is divided into three sections.

    The first section (yellow pages) comprises details of the holder of the right to internment and their rights of internment plan and is recorded under the heading Rights of Internment Register. This section contains the following information:
    - right of internment number/ID
    - details of the holder of the right of internment: full name, address, contact number
    - details of the right of internment: date granted, fee paid, whether for bodily or cremated remains
    - details concerning cremations: period of the original right, whether in perpetuity, date of renewal or conversion, period of renewal, conditions (if any)
    - details of the place of internment to which the right relates: type (grave, vault, crypt, niche), location (including section, row and grave number or other unique identifier) if allocated
    - transfer, surrender and cancellation of the right of internment: date, full name of person transferring/surrendering, for transfers only: full name of person acquiring the right, method of transfer, amount paid (if any).

    The second section (white pages) relates to actual burials and is recorded under the heading, Internment Register. The information recorded includes:
    - right of internment number/ID
    - details of the deceased: full name, last address, date of birth, date of death
    - details of the internment: date of interment, whether bodily or cremated remains, type of place of internment (grave, vault, crypt, niche), location (including section, row and grave number, or other unique identifier), bodily remains only: number of internments excavated in order to accommodate (if applicable), internments to date, funeral director (company name)
    - exhumation: date and details of disposal of remains
    - removal of cremated remains after 25 year right of internment: date and details of disposal of remains.

    The third section (green pages) records foetal burials, under the heading Internment Register. This final section was never used by the agency and remains blank.

    Researchers should be aware that these records came into use in 2005 and were meant to replace the Register of Burials, however, the Secretary of the Creswick Cemetery Trust continued to copy information from these records into the Register of Burials (VPRS 18436). However, as at August 2017, records from 2005 onwards have not been transferred to PROV and are still in the custody of Creswick Cemetery (VA 5208).

  • Recordkeeping System
    The register is divided into three sections. The first section (yellow pages) record details of the holder of the right of internment and their rights of internment plan. The second section (white pages) records actual burials that took place within the cemetery. The third section (green pages) records foetal deaths.



    Each section of the register is arranged by a single sequential number, which was allocated as burials took place or as reservations for plots were made.
    In the section for registration of rights of internment, reservations for plots that do not involve an immediate burial are indicated by the use of the preceding burial register number followed by a letter of the alphabet - usually A but if several reservations made in succession then B, C, D etc until the next actual burial which would be the next number in the sequence.

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