Series VPRS 1082
Clerk of Executive Council Outward Correspondence
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Date Range: Series By 1853 - ? 1892
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1892
  Contents 1853 - 1892
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1853 - 1892 Executive Council VA 2903
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1853 - cont Executive Council VA 2903
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    The Executive Council of Victoria, (VA 2903) currently comprising the Governor and Ministers of the Crown meets weekly for the formal exercise of the Governors executive authority. This Council has been given numerous specific powers under various Acts of Parliament. Between 1851 and 1855 the Governor as the executive arm of Government was not subject to parliamentary control with the Council then composed of the main appointed officers of the administration with the Governor.

    This series consists of copies of the outwards correspondence of the Clerk of the Executive Council. and is to do with his administrative role. Contents include correspondence with regard to the yearly Estimates, the acquisition and requisition of materials necessary for reference purposes, the Executive Council annual Blue Book returns and correspondence regarding arrangements for the conduct of the weekly meetings of the Executive Council. This latter includes letters requesting the attendance of officials and Supreme Court judges at meetings and regarding the arrangements for the management of documents required for meetings.

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