Series VPRS 7790
Press Cuttings : Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company vs Tramways Board Arbitration
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Date Range: Series 1916 - 1919
  Series in Custody 1916 - 1919
  Contents 1916 - 1919
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1916 - 1919 Tramway Board VA 2693
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    This series consists of two volumes of press cuttings relating to the 1916 to 1919 Arbitration involving the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company (VA 2976) and the Tramway Board (VA 2693). The Tramway Board had been constituted under the Tramway Board Act, 1915 as the temporary administrative authority for the cable tramway system. This was a interim measure until a tramway body had been established which was to have authority over the entire tramway system. The Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company demanded compensation for the loss of its assets after its lease expired in 1916. This resulted in a lengthy arbitration between the two bodies. These newspaper articles were collated and maintained by the Tramway Board during the period of arbitration.

    Unit 1 of the P1 consignment also includes another series - Foreign Press Cuttings. These news articles do not have any direct bearing on the Tramway Board. They appear to have been collated by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramway Board some years later (1924 to 1925).

    Unit 2 comprises a volume which contains news articles about the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Bill of 1918 together with newsclippings and asset compensation tables concerning the arbitration between the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company and the Tramway Board. The volume also appears to have been used for other recording purposes. Its other documentation included a Tramway Syndicate list of personnel, some pasted over accounting figures and some printed municipality loan information. There was only a small amount of duplication between the articles in Units 1 and 2.

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