Series VPRS 17093
Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Subject Headings, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection
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Date Range: Series 1935 - 1965
  Series in Custody 1935 - 1965
  Contents 1935 - 1965
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
1935 - 1965 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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1995 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the list to identify required prints and negatives.

    Or

    Use VPRS 17094 Subject Index to Photographic Prints and Negatives, S.E.C.V. Latrobe Valley Photo Collection. The index cards provide the Photograph Number, Brief Description of Subject in Photograph, and date the photograph was taken.

  • Function / Content
    The SECV Latrobe Valley Photographic collection began in the 1920s with photographs taken of the progress of construction of the Yallourn Township, Power Station and Briquette Factory. It continued on a part-time basis until after World War II and eventually a full-time photographer was appointed and attached to the Yallourn Drawing Office. Between 1957 and 1961 the Morwell Project ran a separate photographic activity. 1962 saw the formation of the Latrobe Valley Region, which merged Yallourn and the Morwell Project. This resulted in the two photographic functions combining as part of the Yallourn Drawing Office.

    In the 1990s, with the corporatisation, disaggregation and privatisation of the SECV, the photographic collection was allocated to PowerWorks, which was jointly owned by the three Latrobe Valley based generation companies. In late 2010 the collection was transferred back into SECV custody.

    The collection is made up of:

    - Photographic prints & and B & W negatives,
    - Photographs in albums,
    - Glass Plate negatives,
    - 35mm slides,
    - Indexes

    This series comprises Black and White Photographs and Negatives, covering the period 1935 to 1965. The photographs and negatives are arranged into subject headings as follows:

    -Township
    -Turbines
    -Coal Handling / Coal Winning
    -Ash Handling
    -General Equipment
    -Electrical
    -Briquetting
    -Lands and Buildings
    -Yallourn Open Cut
    -Yallourn North Open Cut
    -Circulating Water Plant
    -Transport
    -Workshops
    -General
    -Welfare
    -Boilers
    -Micrographs
    -Silk Screeen
    -Restricted
    -Vibrographs
    -Feed Water Plant
    -Weir
    -Copies
    -Numerical Index

    The Main Subject Headings are in some instances broken down into Sub-Categories as follows:

    Category:
    -Turbines

    Sub-Category:
    -Turbine C1 No. 12

    For photographic series from the SECV Head Office Photo Collection, refer to the inventory of series for SECV (VA 1002).

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series contains prints and negatives arranged under subject headings. As part of the recordkeeping system, subject index was created. The index is located in VPRS 17094.

    The index cards provide the Photograph Number, Brief Description of Subject in Photograph, and date the photograph was taken.

    The items are in numerical order within each main Subject Heading.

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P0001 1935 - 1965 Open 12
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