Series VPRS 17100
Index Cards to 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
 
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1953 - 1974 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
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  • How to use the Records
    This index provides access to photo prints and negatives located in VPRS 17099.

  • Function / Content
    The SECV Latrobe Valley Photographic collection began in the 1920's 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 1990's, 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
    - 35 mm Slides
    - Indexes.

    This series comprises the Index to the Photographs and Black and White Negatives in Series VPRS 17099, covering the period 1953 to 1974. There is one Box of Index Cards for this era of photographic indexing. The SECV Latrobe Valley Photograph 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.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This index provides access to photo prints and negatives located in VPRS 17099.

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1953 - 1974 Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Year, Month and Photo Number Order, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection VPRS 17099
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