Series VPRS 11225
Photographic Collection
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Date Range: Series Circa 1977 - 1996
  Series in Custody Circa 1977 - 1996
  Contents Circa 1977 - 1996
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1977 - 1978 Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners VA 2799
1978 - 1996 Port of Melbourne Authority VA 1426
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1978 - 1996 Port of Melbourne Authority VA 1426
1996 - 2003 Office of the Administrator VA 4086
2003 - cont Port of Melbourne Corporation VA 4028
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Researchers should scan the consignment details to locate the photograph(s) they require.

  • Function / Content
    The series is an accumulation of black and white and colour photographs, negatives, transparencies and slides which represent a visual record of the development of the areas under the auspices of the Port of Melbourne Authority.

    The series was created by the Port of Melbourne Authority to document their activities. The Authority maintained a photographic unit until 1990.

    Subject matters covered by this series include:
    - Photographs of ships in port
    - Port of Melbourne Authority personnel
    - Special social/business events
    - Physical development of the Port area
    - Aerial photographs of the Port and Channels.

    This collection of photographs appears to have been accumulated between 1978 and 1995. This date range was determined by reference to evidence found on the photographs. Some photographs indicate the date on which the photograph was taken, but it is difficult to ascertain an exact date range for the series.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The photographs in this series came from a variety of different sources and all were unnumbered without any form of arrangement.

    The photographs have been arranged by the type of media (ie. slides, photographs, negatives etc.) and within each media alphabetically by subject (aerials, funnels, ships etc.). This arrangement of the collection was imposed by the Public Record Office Victoria at the time of processing the collection.

    Previous Series

    It is possible that this series is subsequent to VPRS 8357, Photographic Collection of the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners (VA 2799). This series was similarly arranged by the archival authority as there was no apparent system of arrangement.

    It is not clear how this series may relate to other series of photographs created by the Port of Melbourne Authority.

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- 1977 Photographic Collection VPRS 8357
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 Circa 1977 - 1996 Open 28
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