Series VPRS 7890
General Ledger - Cable Operations
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Date Range: Series 1916 - 1925
  Series in Custody 1916 - 1925
  Contents 1916 - 1925
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1916 - 1919 Tramway Board VA 2693
1919 - 1925 Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board VA 2694
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1989 - cont Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : chronologically arranged volumes which are sequentially numbered. The number of the volume and the date range covered are marked on the spine of each individual volume.


    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1 - 4

    Series in
    custody : 1 - 4


    This series commences in 1916 with the transfer of cable tramway operations from the Melbourne Tramways Trust (VA 2692) and the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company Ltd. (VA 2976) to the Tramway Board (VA 2693). The Board took over the operations of cable tramways on 1 July 1916 and continued till 1919 when the function was transferred to the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board (M. & M.T.B.) (VA 2694).

    The accounting system for cable tramway operations for the period 1916-25 primarily included the following:

    VPRS 8127 General Cash Receipt Books : Cable Operations
    VPRS 8129 Revenue Ledgers
    VPRS 8126 General Cash Books : Cable Operations
    VPRS 7893 General Journals : Cable Operations
    VPRS 7890 General Ledgers : Cable Operations

    The accounting records created by Tramway Board in 1916 continued to be used by M.& M.T.B. from 1916-25.

    General Ledgers

    The P1 consignment consists of General Ledgers for cable operations which were in use from 1916 to 1925. Volume 4 contains accounts relating to bus operations for the month January 1925. However, the titles of such accounts are not indexed. For accounts relating to bus operations from February 1925 see (VPRS 8138) Bus Operations Ledger. They provide a summary of all the financial transactions for each accounting period. The cash amounts from the General Cash Books : Cable Operations (see VPRS 8126) were posted on a weekly/monthly basis under different subject headings of accounts e.g. income and expenditure which include:

    traffic receipts
    advertisements
    contract deposits
    rent
    damages cost
    uniform
    salary
    wages.

    Transactions are also posted to the ledger accounts from General Journals (VPRS 7893) indicated by reference to folio numbers.

    The ledgers comprise all accounts necessary for the compilation of the finance statement published in the annual report of the agency.

    Each volume contains an alphabetical index found in front of the volume which refers to the subject title of the account and the folio number.

    A separate series of index books to the ledgers was perhaps created, however, only book number two was found at the time of this transfer (see VPRS 7895).

    This series was succeeded by a series of General Ledgers created for combined cable and electric tramway and motorbus operations (VPRS 7941) as well as subsidiary ledgers for Cable Operations (VPRS 8137) and Bus Operations (VPRS 8138).

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1916 - 1925 Index to General Ledgers - Cable Operations VPRS 7895
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
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- 1925 General Ledger : Combined Operations VPRS 7941
1925 - 1925 Cable Operations Ledger VPRS 8137
1925 - 1925 Bus Operations Ledger VPRS 8138
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1916 - 1925 Open 4
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1916 - 1925 Index to General Ledgers - Cable Operations VPRS 7895
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