Series VPRS 9671
Electrical Supply Undertakings Correspondence Files
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Date Range: Series ? 1896 - 1922
  Series in Custody 1896 - 1922
  Contents 1896 - 1922
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1896 - 1920 Public Works Department (previously the Department of the Commissioner of Public Works) VA 669
1920 - 1922 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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1920 - Circa 1993 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
1994 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
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  • How to use the Records
    The files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of suburb, town or company to which electricity was supplied. Browse the consignment listing for areas of interest.

    In addition to the case files, there is a bundle of loose correspondence that contains some agreements. The bundle is located in the last unit of the series.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains applications and related correspondence between local government councils and companies and the authorities regarding the supply of electricity for public, and government purposes within certain areas (pursuant to sections 8 and 10 of the Electric Light and Power Act 1896).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of town or company. The names of the towns and companies range from Alexandra to Yea.

    A reference number has been noted on some files. The number appears to relate to the particular Order-in-Council granted by the Governor in Council under section 10 of the Act.

    This was series 40 in the State Electricity Commission Archives.

    Correspondence related to the establishment of electricity supplies in local areas after the establishment of the Electricity Supply Commission in 1919 can be found in VPRS 8892/P3 General Subject Correspondence Files and Registration Cards.

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- 1919 General Correspondence Files and File Registration Cards VPRS 8892
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1896 - 1922 Open 11
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