Series VPRS 5977
Employer Nomination Files
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Date Range: Series 1976 - 1983
  Series in Custody 1976 - 1981
  Contents 1976 - 1981
Public Access: Closed
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
1976 - 1977 Department of State Development (from 1972 also known as Department of State Development and Decentralisation) VA 552
1977 - 1983 Ministry of Ethnic Affairs (also known as Ministry of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs 1977 to 1983) VA 1042
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1992 - cont Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs (formerly Ethnic Affairs Unit 1992 - 1996 and Multicultural Affairs unit 1996 - 1999) VA 4193
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Employer Nomination files are arranged by EVS (Employer Victorian State) nomination number. The number is an annual single number with the prefix EVS. Obtain this number from:

    Card Index to Sponsors or Migrants (VPRS 5981) or
    Card Index to Migrants (VPRS 5982)

    Once the number is known, consult the Records Description List for this series and identify the unit that contains the file.

  • Function / Content
    Background

    The series has its origin in agreements reached between the Commonwealth and British Governments in March 1946 for free and assisted passage for British residents wishing to migrate to Australia. Under the agreements residents of the Australian states could nominate residents of the United Kingdom for assisted passage to Australia, or in the case of British ex-Service men and women and their families, free passage. Nominations were of two types: personal and group. Personal nominations were made by residents of Victoria who were friends or relatives of the nominee, or an employer seeking a particular worker. Group nominations were usually made by employers seeking to recruit particular categories of workers, though groups such as religious organisations also participated. In 1976/1977 group nominations were replaced by the employer nomination (group) and employer nomination (personal) system. This series contains papers relating to nominations made under this system.

    The States agreed at the Premiers Conference of 1946 to take responsibility for verifying nominations and arranging for reception, transit accommodation, travel to final destination and aftercare. The end of the States role in immigration matters came in early 1983, when the Commonwealth (VRG 87) took over its remaining functions relating to administering both assisted and unassisted British sponsorship schemes and associated services.

    The recording agencies for this series are as follows:

    Immigration Division, VA 552 Department of State Development and Decentralisation, 1976-1977;
    VA 1042 Ministry of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, 1977-1983.

    Contents include

    Nomination forms (group and personal);
    Associated correspondence.

    Information in the series includes; details of the employer and the reason for nomination, personal details of nominees, proposed employment arrangements for nominees, dates of arrival, and so forth.

    Some nominations in this series were first activated under the group nomination system (refer VPRS 5976).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Nominations were allocated an annual single number upon receipt. Papers relating to the nomination were filed according to this number. The number is preceded by the prefix EVS (Employer Victorian State).

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1976 - 1983 Central Card Index to Sponsors of Migrants VPRS 5981
1976 - 1983 Card Index to Migrants VPRS 5982
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
- 1976 Group Nomination Files VPRS 5976
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1976 - 1981 Closed 24
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1976 - 1983 Central Card Index to Sponsors of Migrants VPRS 5981
1976 - 1983 Card Index to Migrants VPRS 5982
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