Series VPRS 94
Inward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series 1839 - 1865
  Series in Custody 1839 - 1865
  Contents 1839 - 1865
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1858 - 1865 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
1839 - 1843 Surveyor General's Department, Port Phillip Branch (also known as the Melbourne Survey Office) VA 943
1843 - ? 1858 Commissioner of Crown Lands, Murray District VA 2711
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details. For the P consignment, researchers should use VPRS 6930 Inward Correspondence, Commissioner of Crown Lands, Murray District (Microfilm copy of VPRS 94 / P).

  • Function / Content
    This series contains correspondence, circulars and completed pro forma sent to the Commissioner of Crown lands of the Murray District based at Benalla. Also included are letters received by H W H Smythe prior to his appointment as the Commissioner of Crown Lands whilst employed as a surveyor.

    Matters dealt with in the correspondence concern all of the duties of Commissioners of Crown Lands including dealing with the licensing of occupation, the leasing and sale of land, the management of the Border police and other judicial duties. Included is correspondence relating to the administration of Crown lands in the District. For details of these duties, consult the text for VRG 27 District Land Offices or for VA 2711 Commissioner of Crown Lands, Murray District.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is arranged in bundles according to date of the letter.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1839 - 1865 Open 2
P0001 1843 - 1864 Open 1
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