Series VPRS 6905
Inward Registered and Unregistered Correspondence, Lands
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Date Range: Series 1839 - 1853
  Series in Custody 1843 - 1853
  Contents 1843 - 1853
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
1839 - 1851 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
1851 - 1853 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details for the bundle for the time period of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of correspondence either as single letters or with packets of enclosures previously sent from Melbourne and being returned, received from the Colonial Secretary in Sydney. Much of the correspondence is stamped as being Orders-in-Council Port Phillip. This would suggest that these were matters which had to be ruled upon by the Governor-in-Council before actions could proceed.

    Matters dealt with in the correspondence include the receipt of survey reports and discussion regarding them including a copy of the report on the Trigonometrical Survey of Gipps Land 1850. Included also is a copy of the 1840 land regulations as well as correspondence concerning land sales and the granting of licences for the occupation of land and matters concerning the issuing of title deeds (or Crown grants) for the land.

    Melbourne registration details are shown in red ink and consist of the registration number and a summary of the content of the correspondence. Also shown are registration numbers in black which are quite likely the outwards correspondence reference numbers for the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales. Registration details for most of the correspondence in this series may be found in VPRS 18 Registers of Inwards Correspondence although some has only the Sydney reference numbers. Outward Correspondence relating to these matters might be able to be found in VPRS 45 Draft Letter Books or in VPRS 16 Outward Letter Books, Local and Sydney.

    Correspondence in the P3 consignment was returned to PROV custody in May 2006.

    This correspondence had passed to the custody of VA 538 Department of Crown Lands and Survey.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence has been arranged for transfer to PROV into bundles by year in the P1 and P2 consignments and by subject and year in the P3 consignment.

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1839 - 1851 Registers of Inward Correspondence [Refer to Microfilm Copy VPRS 2139] VPRS 18
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1849 - 1851 Open 1
P0002 1848 - 1852 Open 1
P0003 1843 - 1853 Open 1
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1839 - 1851 Registers of Inward Correspondence [Refer to Microfilm Copy VPRS 2139] VPRS 18
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