Series VPRS 7796
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Date Range: Series 1916 - 1920
  Series in Custody 1916 - 1920
  Contents 1916 - 1924
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1916 - 1920 Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust VA 2971
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    Series and Series in custody : files are arranged alphabetically by subject (see note below).

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    Series : A - Z

    Series in custody : Accidents - Works Superintendents Report

    This series contains memoranda, reports, working papers and some copies of correspondence relating to the operation of the Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust from 1916 until the Trust's functions passed to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board in February 1920.

    These papers have been arranged in files according to the section of tramway operations to which they refer. The subjects covered include contracts and tenders, electric supply, staff appointments, communications with local councils, insurance, construction, alteration and maintenance of the tramways and tramway equipment and financial matters.

    The files belonging to the P1 consignment of this series were found stacked in several large boxes, and the order in which they were originally created and maintained was no longer apparent. To aid in the identification of particular files, they have been arranged in alphabetical order by subject. After February 1920 the depot of the former Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust became a depot of the Northern System of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board. It appears that staff based at this depot continued to use this filing system for a few years after the Trust officially ceased operation. Hence there are some papers dating from the period 1920 to approximately 1924. However, it is unlikely that these papers comprise the entire filing system of the Northern System of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board for this period.

    Papers not incorporated into the files appear to have been filed within a sequence of unregistered correspondence arranged alphabetically by surname of correspondent (VPRS 7865).

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 Circa 1916 - Circa 1924 Open 7
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