Series VPRS 1128
Outward Letter Book, Road Engineer Geelong
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Date Range: Series 1853 - ? 1871
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1865
  Contents 1853 - 1865
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
1857 - 1871 Department of Roads and Bridges VA 2964
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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 Units 2 and 3.

  • Function / Content
    The Central Roads Board, the first agency concerned with the construction and maintenance of main roads and bridges, 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). The Department of Railways and Roads (VA 2875) succeeded the Department of Roads and Bridges (VA 2694) in 1872 when the Secretary of the Department of the Railways also became the Secretary of the Department of Roads and Bridges.

    All of these agencies had Road Engineers located in provincial centres responsible for the execution of contracts, supervision of contractors, and the forwarding of payments, specifications, estimates and plans. This series contains copies of the correspondence, memoranda and reports from the Road Engineer stationed at Geelong to officers of the central agency, contractors and members of the workforce.

    Unit 2 of the series also contains the copies of accounts forwarded for payment and rendered for 1862.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence was given a consecutive number for each year. Units 2 and 3 have, at the front of the volume an alphabetical index of addressees to whom correspondence was sent and localities which were the subject of correspondence.

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