Series VPRS 1111
Minute and Memoranda Books
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Date Range: Series 1853 - ? 1861
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1861
  Contents 1853 - 1861
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 - 1858 Central Roads Board VA 2803
1858 - 1861 Department of Roads and Bridges VA 2964
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1996 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the alphabetical index at the front of the volume for a particular addressee. The number beside it gives the page upon which the memorandum appears.

  • Function / Content
    This series contains copies of memoranda written by the President of the Board and, after the resignation of Francis Murphy as President, by the Secretary of the Board (John Steavenson) who later became the Commissioner of Roads and Bridges. Memoranda were addressed to other officers within the Central Road Board such as the Inspector-General and the Road Engineers and to public officers such as the Surveyor-General, the Colonial Secretary and the Commissioner of Public works. Contents refer to works on roads and bridges, the establishment of District Roads Boards and personnel and other matters to do with the internal administration of the Board. Other items in this series include memoranda and minutes that were placed on correspondence being forwarded to another officer for action or comment or upon correspondence which was to be then returned too the sender. Later volumes contain answers prepared in response to Parliamentary Questions.

    VPRS 1111/P1 consignment was previously registered as VPRS 1119 Memo Book units 1, 2 and 4.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Memoranda are entered in chronological order, each being given a consecutive number recommencing each year. The names of addressees are indexed alphabetically at the front of the volume with the number of the page on which the memorandum appears. A separate index for some years was done in these volumes.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1854 - 1856 Open 1
P0001 1853 - 1861 Open 3
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