Series VPRS 8359
Black and White Negatives : Sequential Number
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Date Range: Series ? 1944 - ? 1954
  Series in Custody 1944 - 1954
  Contents 1925 - 1954
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1944 - 1954 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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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : negatives numbered consecutively in a single number sequence.

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series : 1 to 1632 (Negatives for photographs numbered 1633-1773 were not separately held)

    Series in Custody : 5 to 1632

    Function/Contents

    This series consists of black and white negatives maintained by the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners. The negatives comprise images of various aspects of port life.

    The negatives were numbered sequentially and placed within envelopes measuring a standard 142 mm x 88 mm. The sequential identification number was recorded on both the negative and the envelope. Generally there is only one negative within an envelope although occasionally several negatives of the same image may be grouped together. Within the numerical sequence there was also provision for linking related images through the use of an alpha-suffix. For example, the negatives numbered 8 and 8A are of closely related images.

    The negative numbers appear to correspond to sequential identification numbers recorded alongside some of the photographic prints within VPRS 8362 Photograph Albums: Alpha-Numeric Sequence.

    The identification number of these negatives can be obtained from the List of Photograph Captions in Photograph Albums (Alpha Numeric Sequence) VPRS 8364. Negatives for photographs numbered 1632 to 1773 were not apparently held separately.

    The series date range appears to correspond with the creation of the Photograph Albums: (Alpha-Numeric Sequence) (VPRS 8362) and the List of Photograph Captions (VPRS 8364).

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1944 - 1954 List of Photographs in Photograph Albums (Alpha-Numeric Sequence) and Black and White Negatives VPRS 8364
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 ? 1925 - ? 1954 Open 4
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1944 - 1954 List of Photographs in Photograph Albums (Alpha-Numeric Sequence) and Black and White Negatives VPRS 8364
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