Series VPRS 17102
Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Multiple Number, P Prefix, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection
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Date Range: Series 1974 - 1995
  Series in Custody 1974 - 1995
  Contents 1974 - 1995
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
1974 - 1995 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 17103 Index to Photographic Prints and Negatives, Multiple Number, P prefix, 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 Negatives, covering the period 1974 to 1995.

    There are two Volumes of Indexes for this era of photographic indexing. The numbering system is as follows:

    P1/2-3-4/10

    P = Photograph
    1 = Division - e.g. Administration
    2 = Sub-Division - e.g. Publicity
    3 = Section - e.g. Course Groups, Suggestion Awards
    4 = Sub-Section
    10 = Photograph/Frame Number

    The two Index Volumes for this series is located in VPRS 17103 and provide the Photograph Number, Brief Description of Subject in Photograph, Frame Number and the 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 17103.

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1974 - 1989 Index to VPRS 17102 Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Multiple Number, P prefix, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection VPRS 17103
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1974 - 1995 Open 65
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1974 - 1989 Index to VPRS 17102 Photographic Prints and B & W Negatives, Multiple Number, P prefix, SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection VPRS 17103
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