Series VPRS 1135
Outwards Letter Book, Roads Engineer, Wangaratta
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Date Range: Series ? 1853 - ? 1877
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1876
  Contents 1856 - 1876
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1853 - 1857 Central Roads Board VA 2803
1857 - 1871 Department of Roads and Bridges VA 2964
1871 - 1877 Department of Railways and Roads VA 2875
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1989 - cont Roads Corporation (also known as VicRoads) VA 2982
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    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 Wangaratta to officers of the central agency, contractors and members of the workforce.

    At the back of Unit 6 is a list of stores received on various dates from 1865 to 1867. These consisted of stationery and other office requisites.

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    Copies of correspondence was made in chronological order.

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