Agency VA 542
Wilson's Promontory National Park
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Date Range: 1908 - cont
 
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Campaigns by the Field Naturalist's Club of Victoria and lobbying by the Royal Society of Victoria brought about the temporary reserve of most of the park in 1898. In July 1908 Wilsons Promontory was gazetted as a National Park with the area north of the Darby River being added in the 1960s. After the gazettal a Committee of Management, consisting of honorary members, was formed to operate the area. From 1957 the management of the park came under the oversight of the National Parks Authority (known as the National Parks Service 1971 - 1983).

Under the National Parks Act 1975, direct responsibility for the management of all national parks was assumed by the National Parks Service and the Committee of Management at Wilsons Promontory became an Advisory Committee. From 1983 the National Parks Service became a branch of the Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands (VA 1034). Since 1996, Wilsons Promontary National Park has been managed by Parks Victoria (VA 4253).
 
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? 1946 - 1975 General Correspondence Files, Alphabetical System II, Committee of Management VPRS 14577 North Melbourne Open
1907 - ? 1948 Correspondence Files, Alphabetical Series, Secretary of the Committee of Management VPRS 14555 North Melbourne Open
1907 - 1975 Minute Books, Committee of Management VPRS 3227 North Melbourne Open
1908 - 1931 Accounting Records, Committee of Management VPRS 3229 North Melbourne Open
1908 - 1943 Outwards Letter Books, Committee of Management VPRS 3226 North Melbourne Open
1919 - 1937 Visitor's Book VPRS 3228 North Melbourne Open
1968 - 1969 Return Of Collections, Committee of Management VPRS 3231 North Melbourne Open
1975 - 1976 Collector's Cash Book VPRS 3230 North Melbourne Open
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1908 - cont National parks VF 173
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1908 - 1957 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
1957 - 1983 National Parks Service [known as National Parks Authority 1957-1971] VA 549
1983 - 1990 Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands VA 1034
1990 - 1992 Department of Conservation and Environment VA 3004
1992 - 1996 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources VA 3097
1996 - cont Parks Victoria VA 4253
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1908 - 1956 Lands VRG 18
1956 - 1971 Premier VRG 50
1971 - 1973 State Development and Decentralisation VRG 51
1973 - 1983 Conservation VRG 55
1983 - 1990 Conservation, Forests and Lands VRG 75
1990 - 1996 Conservation and Environment VRG 94
1996 - cont Environment and Conservation (previously Conservation and Land Management) VRG 123