Series VPRS 14739
Subject Index to VPRS 14740 Photographs and to VPRS 14743 Photo Negatives
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Date Range: Series 1952 - 1956
  Series in Custody 1952 - 1956
  Contents 1952 - 1956
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1952 - 1956 Soil Conservation Authority (previously known as Soil Conservation Board 1940-1947; Land Conservation Authority 1947-1950) VA 1056
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    In order to access a particular photograph, researchers need to work out the relevant subject heading.

    Once you get the folder number from this index, refer to the Consignment Details for VPRS14740 Photographs to identify the appropriate unit/box.

    This index also records the negative number. The negatives are located in VPRS 14743 Photo Negatives, Sequentially Numbered.

  • Function / Content
    This subject index was created to provide access by subject heading to photographs located in VPRS14740 Photographs. This Index is arranged alphabetically according to broad headings or subjects. The series comprises three volumes. The volumes are A-F; G-Q; R-Z.
    The headings are as follows
    Buildings
    Banks
    Contour Furrows
    Contour Cropping
    Concrete Structures
    Channel Water
    Concrete Drop Structures
    Concrete Drop Inlets
    Concrete Verandah Structures
    Dams Drains
    Delver Channel
    Equipment
    Field Days
    Fallow
    Farms & Environs
    Fodder
    Forests incl. Timber
    Field Layouts & Fences
    Gullies
    Gravel Stripped Areas
    Grassed Chutes
    Hills
    High Plains
    Irrigation
    Livestock
    Lucerne & Lupin Fodder
    Land Use
    Landslides
    Orchards
    Pasture
    Phalaris Tuberosa
    Rye
    Rilling
    Roadside Erosion
    Rabbit Damage
    Reservoirs & Weirs
    Stubble
    Sheet Erosion
    Stream Erosion
    Siltation
    Scours & Scouring
    Scalded Country
    Salted Country
    Show Exhibits & Notices
    Sand
    Structures other than Concrete
    Tunnels
    Terraces
    Trees
    Topsoil
    Waterways
    Wind

    Within each heading photos are described according to entries handwritten within columns. The columns are headed:
    - Folder number, (located in VPRS 14740)
    - Print number,
    - Negative number, (located in VPRS 14743)
    and Caption.

    Not all of the folders cited in the Index are available in VPRS 14740. They may no longer be extant.

    Indexing was based on the prime reason for the takinng of a particular photograph. Cross indexing was not employed because of the time involved in relation to the demand for photographs and the general appreciation that one subject would suggest other conditions or a structure. This policy was documented in a memorandum dated 26 June 1957. Soil Conservation Authority file SC/P/8 Photographs and Negatives - Publications and Information Section refers. The same memorandum stated that no record would be kept of destroyed negatives for two reasons. The first was the identification and time involved. The second reason was that such a record could not be absolute proof unless every photograph taken by every officer was received.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The Index is arranged alphabetically according to broad headings or subjects. Within each subject heading, entries are for the most part arranged in order of Folder number.

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1940 - 1954 Photo Negatives, Sequentially Numbered VPRS 14743
1952 - 1956 Photographs VPRS 14740
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1952 - 1956 Open 1
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