Series VPRS 7818
Minute Books : Joint Tramways Trust Meetings
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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 Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust VA 2977
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1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
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    This volume records the minutes of meetings held between the Chairmen and Managers of Electric Tramway Trusts operating in Melbourne and the metropolitan area. The organisations represented at the meetings were;

    Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust,
    Hawthorn Tramways Trust,
    Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust; and
    North Melbourne Electric Tramways and Lighting Co. Ltd.

    The series provides a summary of discussions and resolutions on matters common to the administration of all Trusts. It appears that the Conferences were designed to facilitate cooperation between the agencies and to establish common policies and standards for Melbourne tramways and tram services.

    Information contained within this volume suggests that the Joint Tramways Trust Meetings began in 1916 (first recorded minutes) but did not end in 1919 (last recorded minutes). The final minutes of April 1919 advised that another such meeting would take place, but did not nominate the date.

    The conference did not meet regularly, and the meetings are not numbered in the minute book. Entries are not completely in chronological order, with several entries dated 1916 being found at the back of the volume.

    Only the minutes of first meeting have been certified by the chairman's signature. This, in conjunction with the non-chronological order of minutes suggests that this series functioned as the rough minutes. Certified minutes of these meetings do not appear to be extant.

    Although four tramway agencies were represented at the meetings, it appears that the meetings were chaired and serviced by officers of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust. In addition, the volume was kept as part of the records of the Prahran and Malvern Trust. For these reasons the series has been attributed to this agency.

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