Series VPRS 18641
Burial Register
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Date Range: Series 1883 - cont
  Series in Custody 1883 - 2017
  Contents 1883 - 2017
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1883 - 2001 Numurkah Cemetery (Numurkah Cemetery Trust 1882-1974; Numurkah Shire Council 1975-1994; Moira Shire Council 1994-2001) VA 5235
2001 - cont Numurkah-Wunghnu Cemetery Trust VA 5234
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2001 - cont Numurkah-Wunghnu Cemetery Trust VA 5234
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers will need to know the surname of the deceased to search the first volume, which contains burials between 1883 and 1899.

    For later volumes, the denomination of the deceased and the surname are needed to locate an entry within the Burial Register.

    Consult the list/s of records in this series to identify the volume with the date range and denomination you are seeking.

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises of registers of burials at Numurkah Cemetery (VA 5235).

    The first volume (known as the Old Book) records burials of all denominations between 1883 - 1899. The register includes the following information:
    - date of burial
    - age of deceased
    - name of deceased
    - size of the plot
    - number of the plot
    - the compartment (denomination) of the plot

    This volume also has some information on folio 253 about salaries of cemetery employees and banking transactions on folio 261. It is unknown why this information was recorded in this volume.

    The other six volumes in this series each deal with burials relating to a particular religious denomination (Bible Christian, Church of England, Other Denominations, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan), and cover the period 1899-2017.

    Details recorded include:
    - a sequential number
    - date of burial
    - name of deceased
    - grave number
    - size of grave
    - general register number
    - indicate whether the burial was the first for the grave or whether it is full.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each of the registers in this series has an alphabetical index at the start of the volume to locate the record of the deceased person within that volume.

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P0001 1883 - 2017 Open 7
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