Series VPRS 4415
Chief Secretary's Registered, Inward Correspondence Relating To Aboriginal Affairs Transferred to The Department Of Crown Lands And Survey (Refer to Microfilm Copy, VPRS 4467)
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Date Range: Series 1851 - 1858
  Series in Custody 1851 - 1858
  Contents 1851 - 1858
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1851 - 1855 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1855 - 1858 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
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1985 - cont Aboriginal Affairs, Victoria (known as Department of Aboriginal Affairs 1991-1992) VA 3101
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers are referred to VPRS 4467 Microfilm Copy of Aboriginal Affairs Records.

    A detailed listing of correspondence in this series is available in Reading Rooms.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains Chief Secretary's registered inward correspondence which was transferred to the Department of Crown Lands and Survey (VA 538). At that department, the records were not re-registered but were retained. Most were annotated that they were retained for future reference and were duplicated.

    The correspondence deals with two subjects: Edward Parker's occupancy of portions of the Loddon River Aboriginal Reserve and the claims for compensation by the Moravian missionaries for their improvements at the Lake Boga Aboriginal Reserve.

    Other correspondence regarding the Moravian mission at Lake Boga can be located in VPRS 2896 Registered Inward Correspondence to the Surveyor-General, Board of Land and Works and Board of Lands and Survey Relating to Aboriginal Affairs as can other correspondence regarding Edward Parker's occupancy at the Loddon River Aboriginal Reserve. Copies of the correspondence regarding Lake Boga in this series can be found in VPRS 4411 Copies of Registered Correspondence Relating to the Moravian Mission Lake Boga Aboriginal Reserve.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Registered correspondence is arranged according to an annual single number with an alphabetical prefix.

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0 - 1851 Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 19
0 - 1858 Inward Registered Correspondence I VPRS 1189
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1851 - 1858 Closed 1
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