Series VPRS 18440
Compartment Books
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Date Range: Series 1876 - 1945
  Series in Custody 1876 - 1945
  Contents 1876 - 1945
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1876 - 1945 Creswick Cemetery (Creswick Cemetery Trust) VA 5208
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1876 - 1945 Creswick Cemetery (Creswick Cemetery Trust) VA 5208
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  • How to use the Records
    The entries in these compartment books are arranged chronologically as they were created as burials took place. If the exact date of death is not known, and it took place prior to 1994, researchers should consult the alphabetically arranged Index to the Register of Burials (VPRS 18437) to locate the family name of the deceased person who has been buried in the cemetery. The references will be to page numbers in the Register of Burials (VPRS 18436). The entry in Register of Burials (VPRS 18436) provides details including date of burial and the registration number, either of which can be used to search these compartment books.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises of books that were used to record when a person was buried in a particular compartment (denominational section) of Creswick Cemetery (VA 5208), and these details were then copied into the Register of Burials (VPRS 16436) and the Plot Books (VPRS 18441) which were used to record the specific plot within the cemetery.

    Information recorded includes:
    - the compartment
    - register number
    - name of deceased
    - age of deceased
    - late residence
    - number on plan, date of burial, cause of death
    - minister's signature
    - fees paid.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Arranged by order of instructions being given, generally chronological.

    The Index to the Register of Burials (VPRS 18437) provides an alphabetised listing of family names of every person buried or holding a reservation (right of internment) prior to 1994. Each entry records a name and a page in the Register of Burials( VPRS 18436) which in turn records a sequential burial registration number which can then be used to locate an entry in these compartment books.

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P0001 1876 - 1945 Closed 1
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