Series VPRS 8947
Index to Minutes of Council Meetings
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series ? 1856 - 1870
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1870
  Contents 1842 - 1870
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1856 - 1870 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1856 - cont Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) VA 511
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    How to Use this Series

    Entries in the index were by name or subject heading in alphabetical order.

    Step 1: Look under the name or subject in which you are interested and note the page number given. The page number will be a for a page in the Minute Books of Council Meetings.

    Step 2: Refer to the Records Description List for VPRS 8910 Minute Books of Council Meetings, and note the Unit number for the volume which contains that page number.

    The page numbering in the Minute Books from 1842 to 1870 was continuous, and followed on from one volume to the next.

    Please note that transcription copies of some of the early volumes were made and the page numbering might be confusing. In the transcription, the contents of the pages may not have fitted exactly on to the pages of the new volume. A glance at the date ranges of the first ten units on the Records Description List shows the there were a number of sets or copies of minutes made. It was difficult to establish which is the main set at the time of transfer.

    These indexes are to Minutes of council meetings up to and including 16 May 1870. After that time indexes were included (from 1870/1871) in VPRS 54 Notice Papers and Proceedings. These may be used to gain access to the Minutes indirectly.

    Indexes may be found at the front of each volume of Council Minutes from 1842 to unit 36, ending 9 May 1894. Entries were made under proper names and subject headings.

    Function/Contents

    These indexes facilitated access to VPRS 8910 Minute Books of Council Meetings from 1842 to 1870.

    A further series of indexes to the Minutes of Council Meetings was created from 1986 to 1990. See VPRS 8914 Consolidated Index for Minutes of Permanent Committees, Special Committees and the Council.

    System of Arrangement and Control

    Entries in the index are by name or subject heading in alphabetical order, and give page numbers in the Minute books. In the original set of Minutes, from volume number 1 (one) to volume number 18 (eighteen) of the Minute books, the numbering of pages was continuous running on from one volume to the next.

    A note at the front of the first volume of the index suggests that work on the index was commenced in 1856: This Index is made from the minutes contained in the Records of the Council Proceedings, to be found in No.1 of Transcript Minutes - to page 224 - (29th August 1843) as verified by the signature - H.Condell, Mayor. Thenceforward from the original Minute Books - Vol.1 - Page 225 (5 Sept 1843) J.H.W. 31 July 1856."

  • Function / Content


  • Recordkeeping System


More research resourcesMore research resources
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
1856 - 1870 Minute Books of Council Meetings VPRS 8910
Previous SeriesPrevious Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
Display entries per page
Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1842 - 1870 Open 2
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
More research resourcesMore research resources