Series VPRS 5982
Card Index to Migrants
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series 1946 - 1983
  Series in Custody 1946 - 1983
  Contents 1946 - 1983
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
1946 - 1971 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1971 - 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
    Cards are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the nominee (migrant). Consult the Records Description List for this series and call up the unit corresponding to the surname of the person of interest.

    Depending on the series you wish to access, note the nomination number, migrant number, ship name, flight number, or date of arrival recorded on the card. Use this information to identify the relevant unit in the series of interest.

  • Function / Content
    The index was created to provide access to the migrant nomination papers and schedules of nominations of migrants maintained by the recording agencies. The following information was recorded for each migrant:

    Their nomination number: nomination papers were filed using this number;
    Their migrant number: migrants were listed on the schedules of nominations by this number;
    The name of their sponsor.

    Although it probably wasnt specifically created to do so, the index can also be used to access the shipping and air-flight nominal roles (VPRS 5979 and VPRS 5980), as it provides the name of the ship or flight-number on which the person arrived. The shipping roles are arranged by ship name and the air-flight roles by flight date.

    The recording agencies for this series are as follows:

    Immigration Branch/State Immigration Office, VA 475 Chief Secretarys Department, 1946-1971;
    Immigration Division, VA 552 Department of State Development and Decentralisation, 1971-1977;
    VA 1042 Ministry of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, 1977-1983.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The cards are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the migrant.

    Number prefixes used on the cards and their meanings are as follows:

    NP: Personal nomination number. Indicates a personal nomination made prior
    to 1975.

    VS: Victorian State migrant number. Indicates a personal nomination made
    from 1975.

    VG: Victorian Group number. Indicates a group nomination.

    EVS: Employer Victorian State number. Indicates an employer nomination.

    VF: Victorian Free-passage migrant number.

    VA: Victorian Assisted-passage migrant number.

    VIR: Used for migrants under the assisted passage scheme for Eire.

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    PROVguide053 British Post World War II Immigration
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Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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1946 - 1983 Personal Nomination Files VPRS 5975
1947 - 1976 Group Nomination Files VPRS 5976
1947 - 1979 Sponsor/Applicant Schedules VPRS 5978
1976 - 1983 Employer Nomination Files VPRS 5977
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1946 - 1983 Open 120
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