Series VPRS 1108
Contract Ledgers
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Date Range: Series 1853 - 1857
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1857
  Contents 1853 - 1857
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1853 - 1857 Central Roads Board VA 2803
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1996 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Records Description List for the date of the volume. For details regarding a specific contractor or contract consult the alphabetical index at the front of the volume.

  • Function / Content
    The Central Road Board (VA 2803) was established circa March 1853 with responsibility for the formation, construction, improvement, management and maintenance of proclaimed main roads and bridges and for the co-ordination of the works undertaken by the District Road Boards. The primary officers were the Secretary, Treasurer and an Inspector-General of Roads. The Central Road Board was abolished on 1 January 1858 and succeeded by the Department of Roads and Bridges (VA 2964) which operated under the statutory control of the Board of Land and Works (VA 744).

    This series contains a summary of contracts awarded for the construction and maintenance of roads and a record of the payments made to contractors in settlement of those contracts. On each folio or double folio is the name of the contractor and a summary of the contract. Listed below under the headings of Date, Details and Price are the payments made to the contractor. Some contractors received more than one contract and the details of each are recorded on the folios pertaining to that contractor.

    It would appear that separate ledgers were maintained for different types of contracts for major road construction projects and for maintenance of roads and bridges or relating to the collection of tolls.

    In 2001, as part of the ARAD Project, VPRS 1108/P was reserialised as described in the table below,

    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 1 to VPRS 1108 /P Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 2 to VPRS 1108 /P Unit 2
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 3 to VPRS 12658/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 4 to VPRS 1108 /P Unit 3
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 5 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 6 to VPRS 1108 /P Unit 4
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 7 to VPRS 1108 /P Unit 5
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 8 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 2
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 9 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 3
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 10 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 4
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 11 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 5
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 12 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 6
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 13 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 7
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 14 to VPRS 12664/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 15 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 8
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 16 to VPRS 12659/P1 Unit 9
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 17 to VPRS 12660/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 18 to VPRS 12665/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 19 to VPRS 12661/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 20 to VPRS 12662/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1108 /P Unit 21 to VPRS 12663/P1 Unit 1

    The P1 consignment of this series was previously registered as VPRS 1143 units 9 & 10. It was reserialised in 2001 as part of the ARAD Project.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries were made by name of contractor when that contractor was awarded their first contract for that year. At the front of each volume is an alphabetical index based on the name of the contractor with a note of the contract and the folio (or page) on which the record appears.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1853 - 1857 Open 5
P0001 1856 - 1857 Open 2
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