Series VPRS 8356
Photographs of Commissioners
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Date Range: Series ? 1913 - ? 1972
  Series in Custody ? 1913 - ? 1972
  Contents ? 1919 - ? 1972
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1913 - 1972 Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners VA 2799
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1978 - 1995 Port of Melbourne Authority VA 1426
2003 - cont Port of Melbourne Corporation VA 4028
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  • Function / Content
    This series comprises sepia and black and white single photographs of the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners, although not every Commissioner is represented. A Port of Melbourne Authority source confirmed that these photographs were once framed and hung chronologically in a "hall of fame" at the Port of Melbourne Authority headquarters. The portraits were removed from the frames by the agency at some stage and were transferred as unframed portraits.

    The Commissioners met regularly as the corporate body responsible for the operation of the Port of Melbourne. During the period 1913-72, the Commissioners' numbers altered slightly. Following the reconstitution of the Trust in 1912, the Commissioners became five in number. It remained thus until 1954 when an additional Commissioner was appointed. The Commissioners initially represented the interests of primary producers, importers, exporters and shipowners. Labour interests were served by the additional Commissioner from 1954 onwards.

  • Recordkeeping System
    In a volunteer project completed August 2012, the records in P1 were reprocessed and listed. These records now form the P2 consignment.

    The date range of the P2 consignment of this series extends from 1913 to 1972. The dates are derived from printed or handwritten notations on the photographs. The similar format and mounting of these photographs indicate that they shared a common purpose.

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    Further unframed photographic portraits of some Commissioners exist in VPRS 8357 Photographic Collection, although these were never hung in the "hall of fame".

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P0002 1919 - 1972 Open 41
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