Series VPRS 1120
Outward Letter Book, Superintendent of Bridges
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Date Range: Series 1844 - ? 1853
  Series in Custody 1852 - 1853
  Contents 1852 - 1853
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1844 - 1851 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
1851 - 1853 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
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1989 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Records Description List and the alphabetical indexes at the front of each volume.

  • Function / Content
    The Superintendent of Bridges was first appointed in 1844 with responsibility for a range of public works, including roads and bridges. After separation from New South Wales in 1851, the Superintendent of Bridges was jointly responsible with the Colonial Engineer for roads and bridges. In 1853, the Central Road Board (VA 2803) was formed to accept responsibility for that function.

    The records in this series are the copies of the outwards correspondence of David Lennox, Superintendent of Bridges, dealing with the listing of construction and maintenance works, the payment for works and the arrangements necessary for works to proceed.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence was given a consecutive number in each year (an annual single number).

    In Unit 1, the number, the addressee, the subject and the page are consecutively listed at the front of the volume. In both units there is an alphabetical index listing localities, names, subjects and pages.

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- 1853 Outward Unregistered Correspondence (President) VPRS 1122
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P0000 1852 - 1853 Part Open 2
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