Series VPRS 8042
Alphabetical Card Index to Public Building Files
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Date Range: Series By 1924 - 1988
  Series in Custody 1924 - 1988
  Contents 1924 - 1988
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
1924 - 1944 Department of Public Health VA 2904
1944 - 1978 Department of Health I VA 695
1978 - 1985 Health Commission of Victoria VA 652
1985 - 1988 Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) VA 2695
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1991 - 1992 Department of Planning and Housing VA 3013
1996 - cont Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series does not need to be ordered by the public. All information from this index has been included in an online index found with PROV's digitised and online indexes on the PROV website.

    This series provides access to public building files (VA 7882) and is arranged alphabetically by the name of the suburb/town. (i.e. the location of the public building). Names of suburbs or towns range from Abbotsford to Yuuleng.

    The information recorded on the cards includes the name of the building, Public Building file number and plan folio number. For some locations, buildings are listed under different classes e.g. churches, schools, halls and pre-school centres.

    The P1 consignment also contains three sets of cards arranged under three groups representing buildings of Universities (U); State College of Victoria, (S.C.V.) and the Victorian Institute of Colleges (V.I.C.). They were perhaps kept together for ease of reference to locate the public building files of Universities, State Colleges and the V.I.C.

  • Function / Content
    This series is a location card index and was created simultaneously with the Public Building Files (VPRS 7882/P1) and the numerical card index (VPRS 8041/P1) which were created around the year 1924. The series continued to develop till 1988 when the function relating to public building (P.B.) regulation was transferred to the Department of Planning and Environment. It forms part of the overall public building recordkeeping system which includes the numerical card index (VPRS 8041/P1) and general indexes (VPRS 8043/P1).

    This card index was originally maintained within a sequence of 5 metal cabinets which for a time were located in the PROV Reading Room at the former Laverton Repository. The units were removed when the information from these cards were transcribed into a online searchable index which was placed on the PROV website. In 2010 the cards were removed from these cabinets. Units in this series originally represented a drawer of cards within the cabinets. In 2010 each unit is a box containing the cards that were removed from the same drawers.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Series and Series in custody: Index cards arranged in alphabetical order by name of suburb or town. Further divided by alphabetical grouping of building types (e.g. churches, hotels). Range of location names placed on each drawer.

    Range of Control Symbols: Abbotsford to Yuuleng

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1924 - 1988 Public Building Files VPRS 7882
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1924 - 1988 Open 73
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