Series VPRS 17690
Photographic Negative Register
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Date Range: Series 1913 - 1995
  Series in Custody ? 1913 - ? 1995
  Contents ? 1913 - ? 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
1913 - 1983 Country Roads Board VA 722
1983 - 1989 Road Construction Authority VA 1054
1989 - 1995 Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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1989 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    The register is arranged chronologically, with an annual/sequential numbering system assigned to the negatives. If the negative number is known, consult the list of records to identify the relevant volume.

    Note: The P0002 Consignment of this series consists of the Town/shires Index for the Municipality Numbers (Mun. No.) which are recorded in the register.

    The P0005 Consignment of this series contains two volumes relating to 1970 records that have been mislabelled [1971].

  • Function / Content
    This series is the register to VPRS 17684 Photographic Collection, Master Negatives and Digitised Images.

    This register was used by the in-house Photographic Services Section of the Country Roads Board (VA 722) and its successors for the purposes of allocating a unique number to every negative used, to record details about the image and to track film stock

    The register typically contains the following field headings - Negative Number (Neg. No); Caption; Municipal Number (Mun. No.); Division (Div./Div. No.); Highway Number (High No./H'Way No.); Date Taken; Print; Cross Reference (X Ref).The sub-headings and information contained in the registers varies from year to year.

    Note: The P0002 Consignment of this series consists of the Town/shires Index for the Municipality Numbers (Mun. No.).

    Some negative entries have the notation 'CULL', ie. the negative has been culled from the collection. In addition, not every entry within the register necessarily has an actual negative.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The register is arranged chronologically. An annual sequential numbering system is used for each negative registered. The first two digits refer to the year (e.g. 50 is from 1950). The remaining numbers are chronologically listed, starting every year from number 1.

    The negative number system used does not always accurately reflect the actual year the photographs were shot. The negative numbers were pre-allocated to the film stock. For example, some photographs taken in 1958 have been allocated a 57 (1957) negative number designation.

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1913 - 1995 Photographic Collection, Master Negatives and Digitised Images VPRS 17684
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1913 - 1963 Open 15
P0002 ? 1913 - ? 1995 Open 1
P0003 1963 - 1964 Open 1
P0004 1965 - 1969 Open 5
P0005 1969 - 1970 Open 4
P0006 1972 - 1973 Open 4
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