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Series VPRS 10989
General Files, Submissions and Transcripts of Proceedings
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Date Range: Series ? 1988 - ? 1989
  Series in Custody 1988 - 1989
  Contents 1988 - 1989
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1988 - 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody VA 4005
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1988 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
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    The series was created by the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody
    (VA 4005) during the period 1988 to 1989. The Commission was established to investigate the deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the custody of police, prison or juvenile detention institutions.

    The major activity - inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths, action taken by authorities following the deaths and underlying causes, were reflected in creation of numerous records, including submissions and transcripts of proceedings.

    The series consists of :

    General Files (Letters, Reports, Statements, Inquest Depositions & Exhibits, Medical, Police & Coroners Files, Witnesses & Research Material, etc.)

    Submissions & Outlines of Evidence

    Transcripts of Proceedings

    This Series relates to an inquiry into the deaths of Harrison Day, Arthur Moffatt, James Moore, Edward Hilsley and Paul Pryor in Victorian custody. The records remained in custody of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

    System of Arrangement and Control

    The General Files accumulated in four sets were arranged alphabetically by name of the deceased in custody (Day, Moffatt, Moore & Pryor). The files were allocated a prefix V and a double number, where the first number specified the deceased and the second number indicated the file (eg. V/2/ 21). The first two sets of files were supplied with a list.

    The Transcripts of Proceedings were filed chronologically by date of proceedings.

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P0001 1988 - 1989 Closed 5
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