Series VPRS 7596
Wine, Spirit and Sundry Licences Registers - Metropolitan and Country
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Date Range: Series By 1898 - ? 1918
  Series in Custody 1898 - 1918
  Contents 1898 - 1918
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1898 - 1916 Licensing Courts VA 2870
1916 - 1918 Licensing Court of Victoria VA 2955
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1988 - 1998 Liquor Licensing Commission VA 2869
1998 - cont Director of Liquor Licensing VA 4824
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  • How to use the Records
    Identify the type of licence that you would like to research, and the relevant date range, by browsing the Records Description List.

    Within each volume, names of licensee applicants are organised alphabetically.

  • Function / Content
    These records consist of four separate but related sequences of registers relating to liquor licensing under the Licensing Act 1890 and the Customs and Duties Act 1890. These are:

    * Brewers, Wine and Spirit Grocers' Licences
    * Wine and Spirit Merchants' Licences
    * Victuallers Licences (which also contain sub-registers of other licences: Billiard Licences, Packet Licences, Club Licences
    * Colonial (or Australian) Wine Licences

    Each sequence covers the period 1898 to 1918, though there is no Register of Victuallers Licences in custody for the years 1905-1911.

    The registers cover applicants for licences in both metropolitan and country locations. They provide details of the applicant, their location, the fees paid for the licence each year it was valid in the period covered by that particular register.

  • Recordkeeping System
    There are four sequences of registers in this series, all relating to different types of liquor licences. Each sequence covers the range 1898 to 1918, with the exception of the Register of Victuallers' Licences which has a gap for the years 1905 to 1911.

    Each register is arranged alphabetically by the surnames of the licence applicants. The Register of Victuallers' licences has additional entries at the end of each alphabetic letter for Packets Licences, and sections for Billiards and Club Licences. For instance, volume 3 Register of Victuallers' Licences (also contains Registers of Billiards, Clubs, Packets Licences), 1898-1904 contains a section for Billiards Licences at the end of the section for surnames beginning with S, and a section for Club Licences at the very end of the alphabetic listings.

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1886 - 1898 Licensing Register - Metropolitan VPRS 7601
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1898 - 1918 Open 11
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