Agency VA 1831
Victoria's 150th Anniversary Board
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Date Range: 1982 - 1985
 
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This Board was appointed in November 1982 by the Premier, Mr. John Cain, to organise an extensive range of activities from 17 November 1984 to 11 November 1985 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of permanent European settlement in Victoria. It carried on the work of its preceding agency - Victoria's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Citizens' Council (VA 2833).

The new arrangements reflected a change of direction in the organisation of anniversary activities introduced by the new Labor Government. This led to the resignation of the Citizens' Council Chairman and Executive Director. The new Board's Chairman, Mr Ranald Macdonald, was appointed in November 1982, and an Executive Committee headed by Dr. Michael Searby was formed. The Citizen's Council, although not officially disbanded, met as an advisory body on only two occasions after November 1982, and played no real part in organisation thereafter. The Specialist Committees set up by the Council continued in their role of program development, although not always in the same form as before. Several committees were either reformed or amalgamated.

Victoria's 150th Anniversary Board was initially part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (VA 1039). It was transferred to the Ministry of the Arts (VA 1025) between October 1983 and June 1985, but continued to report to the Premier.

For more details, see the Final Report, Victoria's 150th Anniversary Board.

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? 1982 - 1985 150th Anniversary Public Relations and Publicity Material VPRS 7558 North Melbourne Open
1979 - 1985 General Subject Correspondence VPRS 7495 North Melbourne Open
1979 - 1985 Miscellaneous Records VPRS 7501 North Melbourne Open
1980 - 1985 Accounts Files VPRS 7559 North Melbourne Open
1982 - 1983 Cabinet and Sub-Committee Review Records VPRS 7497 North Melbourne Open
1982 - 1985 Minutes and Agenda VPRS 7498 North Melbourne Open
1982 - 1985 Advisory Panel and Steering Committee Records VPRS 7499 North Melbourne Open
1982 - 1985 Communications General Correspondence VPRS 7500 North Melbourne Open
1982 - 1985 150th Anniversary Architectural Drawings VPRS 7677 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1985 Registration of Activities for 150th Anniversary - Events A-Z VPRS 7502 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1985 Registration of Activities for 150th Anniversary - Melbourne Events VPRS 7503 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1985 Registration of Activities for 150th Anniversary - Arts and Entertainment Events VPRS 7504 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1985 Registration of Activities for the 150th Anniversary - Projects VPRS 7505 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1985 Computer Printout of 150th Anniversary Projects and Events VPRS 7506 North Melbourne Open
1985 - 1985 Victoria's 150th Anniversary - Memorabilia VPRS 7567 North Melbourne Open
By 1980 - ? 1985 Sports Specialist Committee - Registrations and Correspondence VPRS 7560 North Melbourne Open
Circa 1979 - 1985 Alpha - Numeric Index to General Correspondence VPRS 7561 North Melbourne Open
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1982 - cont Victoria's 150th anniversary celebrations VF 492
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1982 - 1985 Ministry for the Arts VA 1025
1982 - 1985 Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
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1982 - 1985 Premier VRG 50