Series VPRS 5
Outward Registered Correspondence to Surveyor General
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Date Range: Series 1836 - 1848
  Series in Custody 1836 - 1848
  Contents 1836 - 1848
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1836 - 1848 Surveyor General's Department, Port Phillip Branch (also known as the Melbourne Survey Office) VA 943
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details for the unit containing the date range or registered numbered for which information is required.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains outward correspondence from the Surveyor-General's Department (Port Phillip District) to the Surveyor-General in Sydney. Correspondence deals with matters relating to the sale of Crown land and the occupation of lands by lease or license in the Port Phillip District. Some survey reports and materials are also to be found in this series see also VPRS 15 Surveyors Descriptions of Subdivisions and Allotments).

    This series is incomplete. A more complete record of outwards correspondence may be found in VPRS 6 Outward Letter Books. More examples may be found in VPRS 44 Inwards Registered and Unregistered Correspondence and as returned attachments in Inwards Correspondence series for this agency. Inwards Correspondence (including VPRS 2877 and VPRS 2878) in response to these letters may assist in providing further information.

    Unit 6 contains a contemporary notation of lost files. It also contains rough drafts and annual estimates of finance and supplies as prepared for the Surveyor-General for 1833, 1834, 1842 - 1849.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Letters were registered chronologically by date of despatch.

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P0000 1836 - 1848 Open 6
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