Series VPRS 7207
Richmond Line Construction Pay Sheet Book
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Date Range: Series ? 1885 - ? 1886
  Series in Custody 1885 - 1886
  Contents 1885 - 1892
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1885 - 1886 Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company Limited VA 2976
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    Series in custody : chronological arrangement

    Contents in custody : entries were chronological by date of payment

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    Contents in custody : non apparent

    This series contains Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company pay sheets and interim pay sheets. They specifically relate to the payment of workers engaged on the Richmond Line construction project and detail the following information:

    - name of worker
    - occupation
    - number of hours worked
    - weekly rate of pay
    - signatures of workers

    Unit 1 of the P1 consignment was arranged chronologically by date of pay period. The original order of Unit 2 may have been corrupted because there was an erratic chronological arrangement of pay sheets.

    Unit 2 was titled "Richmond Line Construction A/C" which suggests that the pay sheets were part of an accounting procedure used by the Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company.

    Contained inside the cover of unit 1 are two groups of blue documents: one is notated, "Collins and Market Sts Curve Account". The "Wages" sheets have a date range of October 1888 to May 1892 and record monthly summary information, presumably of wages, of costs against tramway work areas, eg. Spring St Curve, Toorak Line, etc.. The "Collins & Market Sts" sheets have a date range of February to May 1892 and record monthly costs against specific items (eg. T. irons, Tie rods) under headings showing the companies from which the goods were purchased. Both sets of sheets record item totals, monthly totals and overall totals for the documents.

    The function for which these documents were created has not been established, nor do they appear to relate to the rest of the records in the P1 consignment.

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P0001 1885 - 1892 Open 2
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