Series VPRS 4108
Register Sheets of Defunct Mining Company Files
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Date Range: Series By 1970 - ? 1974
  Series in Custody 1970 - 1974
  Contents 1871 - 1902
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1970 - 1974 Companies Office (Also known as Companies Registration Office) VA 2725
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1974 - 1991 Corporate Affairs Office VA 679
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    THIS SERIES INDEXES PART OF VPRS 567 MINING COMPANY REGISTRATION FILES

    The records are arranged sequentially by mining company registration number.

    Range of Control Symbols

    Mining company numbers 1 to 7190

    Function/Contents

    This series consists of a register of mining company registration files which have become defunct. The record consists of pro-forma sheets entitled Department of Registrar-General Index to Defunct Mining Company Files. Entries are type-written, except for the last couple of forms which are hand-written.

    The record was obviously created from the mining company registration files themselves, not the Register of Mining Companies [VPRS 8273] as the pro-forma acts as an inventory of actual file contents. However the specific purpose of the record in the context of other related records such as the Register and Index [VPRS 8274] is not clear.

    The pro-forma sheets record :
    File number
    Name of mining company
    Date of registration
    Whether the file contains ;
    - Application for registration
    - Government Gazette announcement
    - Newspapers, [name and date of]
    - Rules [of the company]
    - Articles of Association
    - Notification re (M) Manager
    (L) Legal Manager
    (O) Office [location]
    Balance Sheets or Financial Statements
    Reports
    Other [records summary details]


    Date Range

    The actual creation/compilation date of this record series is unknown. As the task of creating the record appears to have ceased mid-job (ie. the hand-written sheets have not been typed up) the deregistration dates of the records covered should not be taken as the exact start date of the series. However most of the company registrations covered appear to have become defunct by the late 1960s so it is possible to date the commencement of the series post this period. It is also not possible to be sure if the series actually ceased to be recorded or whether more records from this series are held by the agency.

    The contents date range of the series is 1871 to 1901, reflecting the chronological sequence of company registration.

    Related Records

    The original documentation for this series prepared in 1982, indicates that the Card Index to Mining Companies located in the Public Record Office Laverton Search Room was prepared by the Archives Division, State Library of Victoria [VA 2923] from this record. Though this is possible, it is important to note that the card index covers the entire date range of registration files created, 1871 to 1958 while this record only covers 1871 to early 1902. This throws some doubt on the theory that the card index was based solely on the contents of VPRS 4108. A microfilm of this card index was created contemporaneously and can be located in VPRS 125.


    FILE NOTE:

    No access authority has bee located for this series.

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1871 - 1902 Mining Company Registration Files VPRS 567
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P0000 1871 - Circa 1902 Open 1
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