Series VPRS 7428
Nominal Register of Patients
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Date Range: Series 1877 - 1907
  Series in Custody 1877 - 1907
  Contents 1877 - 1907
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1877 - 1879 Ballarat (Asylum 1877-1879; 1893-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1969; Lakeside Hospital 1969-1996) VA 2844
1879 - 1907 Sunbury (Asylum 1879-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1962; Mental Hospital/Training Centre 1962-1985; Caloola Training Centre 1985-1992) VA 2843
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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  • How to use the Records
    This series has been digitised and is available online. Access to the digitised records is available via the physical records details pages.

    Consult the Consignment Details List and order in the volume. Turn to the alphabetical section covering the surname of the patient and locate the entry for the person of interest

  • Function / Content
    This volume is the Nominal Register of Patients at the Ballarat Asylum for the period 1877 to 1879 and subsequently at the Sunbury Asylum for the period 1879 to 1907. Patients from Ballarat were transferred to Sunbury when it was opened in 1879, hence the Nominal Register was also sent to Sunbury and continued to be used there for new admissions. Some patients who were transferred from Ballarat to Sunbury have had their original admission date to Ballarat Asylum altered to the date they were admitted to Sunbury Asylum.

    The Nominal Register was created to record the names of all patients on the books of the Asylum. Both patients in residence and those out on trial leave were included. Details recorded are:

    - name of patient,
    - date of admission,
    - date of discharge and how discharged.

    This volume could be used to access patient information in VPRS 7405 Case Books of Male Patients and VPRS 7406 Case Books of Female Patients if the date of admission of the patient is unknown.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This volume was self-indexing. It was arranged alphabetically by the patient's surname and then chronologically by date of admission within the alphabetical listings.

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P0001 1877 - 1907 Open 1
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