Series VPRS 8203
Locality Index and Summaries of Proceedings of the Royal Commission into Certain Housing Commission Land Purchases and Other Matters
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Date Range: Series By 1980 - 1981
  Series in Custody 1980 - 1981
  Contents 1980 - 1981
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1980 - 1981 Housing Commission of Victoria VA 508
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1991 - 1992 Department of Planning and Housing VA 3013
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    Contents/Function

    The series consists of a single volume containing a two page alphabetical index of localities and a collection of daily summaries of transcripts of proceedings of the Royal Commission into Certain Housing Commission Land Purchases and other Matters (VA 3020). There is a note at the top of the first page of the index that indicates that the Housing Commission's Manager, Administration, created the daily summaries. The note also states that the summaries commence at day 57. It is not stated whether or not any earlier daily summaries were created. The index and summaries do, however, facilitate access to information contained in the transcripts of the Royal Commission (see VPRS 8202).

    The index lists in rough alphabetical order names of localities which were inquired into by the Royal Commission. For each locality are listed the corresponding Transcript of Evidence day numbers. The index refers to days numbered from 4 to 218.

    The summaries commence from day 57 and continue sequentially to day 218. Each day's summaries are on one or two pages. The summaries are headed with the Royal Commission's name, day number and date of the hearing. The information is recorded in columns headed: Page; Speaker; Area; Summary.

    The page column records the transcript page numbers on which the subject of the summary is located or commenced. The "Speaker" column records one or more of the following: Name of Speaker; Title; Position; Organisation; Occupation.

    The "area" column records reference to the general location of the land under investigation. It may be a general reference, eg. "Patterson Lakes, Carrum", or it may be more specific eg. "Purchase of five houses at Doveton and three at Hallam from Camad Homes Pty. Ltd.".

    The Summary column contains short paragraphs which summarize the pertinent points from the transcript of evidence.

    Series Date Range

    It is not known exactly when the records in this series were created. The index would have been completed after the last (218th) day of hearings. The Summaries, however, could have been created at the time the transcripts were produced, ie on a daily basis or at any time upto or after the end of the Royal Commission's hearings. It is probable, though, that some means of accessing the transcripts was required by the Housing Commission while the Royal Commission still sat. Due to the lack of summaries earlier than day 57 the commencement date for the series is determined to be by 1980, which coincides with the 57th Sitting Day.

    This series was proposed for transfer to the Public Record Office by VA 2907 Ministry of Housing and Construction in 1990. The series was held by the Ministry's Housing Library. Before the transfer could occur the Library lent this series, together with the transcripts to which it refers (see VPRS 8202), to VA 3033 Royal Commission Into the Tricontinental Group of Companies. VA 3033 retained the records from 1990 to 1992 when they were transferred into archival custody by VA 3033. While in the custody of VA 3033 the records apparently provided references to precedents and procedural matters.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : None apparent

    Contents : Index: Alphabetical by locality.
    Summaries: Arranged sequentially by day number.

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : none apparent

    Contents : Index: Aspendale to Wodonga
    Summaries: Day 57 to Day 218.


    Preservation Statement

    P1 consignment: A single volume hard, cloth bound by commercial binding service. Contents are mostly photocopies, single sided A4 pages. Some are typed and some have "biro" pen notations.

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