Series VPRS 4023
Copies Of Letters Patent
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Date Range: Series ? 1856 - ? 1893
  Series in Custody 1857 - 1893
  Contents 1857 - 1893
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1856 - 1893 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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1856 - cont Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office) VA 466
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  • Function / Content
    As originally the Lieutenant Governor (1851-1855) and under the 1855 Victorian Constitution the ultimate executive power in the State is vested in the Governor as the representative of the Crown. Under the Constitution, this executive power is exercised through and with the advice of the elected Government and its Ministers, although prior to 1855, the Lieutenant-Governor had full executive authority. The Governor presides over meetings of the Executive Council (VA 2903) through which executive authority is exercised.

    This series consists of copies of commissions issued to certain officers such as the Premier and the Commanding Officer of Victorias military forces to preside at meetings of the Executive Council during the absence of the Governor.

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    Items are arranged in chronological order.

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