Series VPRS 7446
Alphabetical Lists of Patients in Asylums
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Date Range: Series 1849 - 1885
  Series in Custody 1849 - 1885
  Contents 1849 - 1885
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1849 - 1851 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
1851 - 1855 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
1855 - 1867 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1867 - 1885 Hospitals for the Insane Branch VA 2863
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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 covering the asylum or time period of interest. Turn to the alphabetical section covering the surname of the patient and locate the entry for the person of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of 8 volumes entitled "Lists of Patients", each relating to a particular asylum. Each volume records the name of patients admitted to the asylum. The contents of each volume are self-indexing, that is, they are arranged alphabetically by patient name and then chronologically by admission date. Entries record:

    patient's name,
    nationality,
    last known address,
    relative's address,
    discharge details (including death).

    Volumes 1-6 consistently provide much of this information. Volumes 7-8 only list from where transferred and discharged details.

    This series can be used to access patient information in the Case Books of these asylums if the date of admission of the patient is unknown to the researcher.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each asylum was assigned a separate volume. Entries were alphabetical by patient name.

    Asylums include Yarra Bend, Collingwood, Ararat, Beechworth, Cremorne, Ballarat, Kew and Sunbury. These volumes may have been maintained separately at each asylum but they have been placed together in one series for ease of reference.

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P0001 1849 - 1885 Open 8
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