Series VPRS 17099
Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Year, Month and Photo Number Order, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection
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Date Range: Series 1953 - 1974
  Series in Custody 1953 - 1974
  Contents 1953 - 1974
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
1953 - 1974 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1995 - cont Office of the Administrator VA 4086
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  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the list to identify required prints and negatives.

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    Use VPRS 17100 Index to Photographic Prints and Negatives, Year, Month and Photo Number, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection

  • 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 several series including:

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

    This series comprises Photographs and Black and White Negatives, covering the period 1953 to 1974.

    There is one Box of Index Cards for this era of photographic indexing. The Index and Photograph Index of Portraits of SECV Personnel A-Z (1968 to 1973), is a numerical index grouped by date. 53-7-1 (Photo Number) means it was the first photograph taken in July 1953. Each photograph number has a brief description of the photograph and the date it was taken.

    The Index Cards for this Series is located in VPRS 17100 and provide the Photograph Year, Month, Number, Brief Description of Subject in Photograph, and date the photograph was taken.

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

  • Recordkeeping System
    As part of the recordkeeping system, an index was created. The index is located in VPRS 17100.

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1953 - 1974 Index Cards to Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Year, Month and Photo Number Order, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection VPRS 17100
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1953 - 1974 Open 56
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1953 - 1974 Index Cards to Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Year, Month and Photo Number Order, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection VPRS 17100
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