Series VPRS 1146
Register of Tolls, Punts and Ferries
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series 1853 - ? 1866
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1866
  Contents 1853 - 1866
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1853 - 1858 Central Roads Board VA 2803
1858 - 1866 Department of Roads and Bridges VA 2964
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
Display entries per page
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. Within the volume, a headed double page is allocated to the registrations for each year.

  • Function / Content
    The Central Roads Board, beginning in 1853, the first agency concerned with the establishment 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).

    One of the means whereby the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges was financed was by the charging of tolls along main roads and for the crossing of rivers. Toll funds were utilised for the letting of construction and maintenance contracts. This series provides a summary record of the tolls, punts and ferries operating in each year. Details include the District in which it was situated, the Name of the Collector of Tolls and details of dates related to the operation of the facility.

    In 2001 as part of the ARAD Project VPRS 1146 was reserialised as follows,

    VPRS 1148/P Unit 1 to VPRS 1148/P Unit 1
    VPRS 1148/P Unit 2 to VPRS 12646/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1148/P Unit 3 to VPRS 12646/P1 Unit 2
    VPRS 1148/P Unit 4 to VPRS 12647/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1148/P Unit 5 to VPRS 12648/P1 Unit 1
    VPRS 1148/P Unit 6 to VPRS 12648/P1 Unit 2

  • Recordkeeping System
    ontrol
    VPRSEach entry was given a consecutive number each year. Registrations were renewed in each year.

More research resourcesMore research resources
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
Previous SeriesPrevious Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
Display entries per page
Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
Display entries per page
Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1853 - 1866 Open 1
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number
More research resourcesMore research resources