Series VPRS 989
General Correspondence Files
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Date Range: Series By 1870 - ? 1925
  Series in Custody 1870 - ? 1925
  Contents 1870 - ? 1925
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
By 1870 - ? 1925 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult series of Registers of Inward Correspondence as outlined below for registered numbers, then consult the Consignment Details for the bundle containing numbers within that range.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of correspondence files of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey (VA 538). They appear to be files which have become separated from other series of correspondence files.

    Matters dealt with include queries regarding the availability of land for sale or for the extension of leased areas, the boundaries of proclaimed townships and inquiries from other Government departments regarding the use and availabilty of Crown land. Most of the records relate to lands in a limited number of Land Districts.

    Correspondence was given a cover sheet at the time of registration upon which was placed a summary of the subject of the piece of correspondence, the registration number, the date of receipt and the number of any previous piece of correspondence on the same subject. These cover sheets were also used for annotations by officers dealing with the matter and might include the draft of or the substance of any reply or reference onwards.

    The file number on the cover sheet was used to record the number of any previous piece of correspondence relating to this subject. All pieces of top-numbered correspondence received on the subject were collated together to form a file. Correspondence on the same subject was placed together for final filing with the number of the last piece of correspondence being the number under which the sequence was filed.

    Correspondence in the P1 consignment was previously registered as Units 1 and 2 and part of Unit 3 of VPRS 1004 Chief Clerk's Correspondence Files.

  • Recordkeeping System
    All correspondence in this series has an alpha-numeric or sequential registration number. The alpha-numeric numbers derive, prior to 1896, from registration in VPRS 166 Alphabetical Registers of Inward Correspondence and, for certain districts, from the subsidiary registers established under that system.

    After 1896, a seqential registration number derives from registration in either VPRS 3217 Register of Inward Correspondence, Numerical System, Secretary or from VPRS 620 Register of Inward Correspondence, Lands. An alpha-numeric number after c1896 derives from registration in series of registers of inward correspondence maintained for individual Land Districts or groups of Land Districts by the Occupation Branch. For example, from 1902 'G" series was for the Melbourne Land District; 'T' series was for the Sale, Bairnsdale and Omeo Land Districts.

    Arrangement in this series is according to alpha-numeric registration number.

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1870 - 1896 Alphabetical Registers of Inwards Correspondence (Refer to Microfilm Copy, VPRS 228) VPRS 166
1874 - ? 1875 Register of Inward Correspondence, Beechworth Land District VPRS 14273
1874 - ? 1876 Index to Inward Correspondence, Numerical System, Secretary VPRS 14272
1874 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Occupation Branch VPRS 621
1874 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Melbourne Land District VPRS 14271
1874 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca Land District VPRS 14274
1875 - 1878 Register of Inward Correspondence, Kerang Land District VPRS 14276
1876 - 1878 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca Land District VPRS 14275
1876 - 1903 Register of Inward Correspondence, Melbourne Land District VPRS 3432
1878 - 1881 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca and Kerang Land Districts VPRS 14277
1878 - 1896 Register of Inward Correspondence, Secretary VPRS 14262
1881 - 1896 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca, Kerang, Beechworth and Omeo Land Districts VPRS 14278
1896 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'T' Series VPRS 14308
1896 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, Land Sales Branch VPRS 14319
1896 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, Mallee Division VPRS 14320
1896 - ? 1930 Register of Inward Correspondence, Numerical System, Secretary VPRS 3217
1896 - 1908 Register of Inward Correspondence, Lands VPRS 620
1896 - 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'H' Series VPRS 14306
1900 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'W' Series VPRS 14309
1902 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'G' Series VPRS 14307
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1870 - ? 1925 Open 13
P0001 1876 - 1895 Open 3
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1870 - 1896 Alphabetical Registers of Inwards Correspondence (Refer to Microfilm Copy, VPRS 228) VPRS 166
1874 - ? 1875 Register of Inward Correspondence, Beechworth Land District VPRS 14273
1874 - ? 1876 Index to Inward Correspondence, Numerical System, Secretary VPRS 14272
1874 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Occupation Branch VPRS 621
1874 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Melbourne Land District VPRS 14271
1874 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca Land District VPRS 14274
1875 - 1878 Register of Inward Correspondence, Kerang Land District VPRS 14276
1876 - 1878 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca Land District VPRS 14275
1876 - 1903 Register of Inward Correspondence, Melbourne Land District VPRS 3432
1878 - 1881 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca and Kerang Land Districts VPRS 14277
1878 - 1896 Register of Inward Correspondence, Secretary VPRS 14262
1881 - 1896 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca, Kerang, Beechworth and Omeo Land Districts VPRS 14278
1896 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'T' Series VPRS 14308
1896 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, Land Sales Branch VPRS 14319
1896 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, Mallee Division VPRS 14320
1896 - ? 1930 Register of Inward Correspondence, Numerical System, Secretary VPRS 3217
1896 - 1908 Register of Inward Correspondence, Lands VPRS 620
1896 - 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'H' Series VPRS 14306
1900 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'W' Series VPRS 14309
1902 - ? 1925 Register of Inward Correspondence, 'G' Series VPRS 14307
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