Series VPRS 1151
Register of Works Performed
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Date Range: Series ? 1853 - 1858
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1857
  Contents 1856 - 1857
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1853 - 1857 Central Roads Board VA 2803
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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 indexes in the volume for specific road projects or districts or individuals.

  • Function / Content
    The Central Roads Board (VA 2803) was established circa March 1853 with responsibility for the formation, construction, improvement, management and maintenance of proclaimed main roads and bridges and for the co-ordination of the works undertaken by the District Road Boards. The primary officers were the Secretary, Treasurer and an Inspector-General of Roads. The Central Roads Board 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 records in this series monitored the execution of contracts for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges and the progressive payments made to the contractors. For each major road or group of roads, the lefthand side of the page has the Date and Name of the contractor, the nature of the contract and its quoted cost. On the righthand side of the page is the listing of the work performed in its component parts and the expenditure for that work.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The volume is divided into sections for Major Roads (e.g. Mount Alexander Road), Districts (e.g. Geelong District), Other Roads and District Road Boards. In the index, projects and contractors are listed under these headings with the folio (or page) upon which the records appear. There is a separate index for each year.

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- 1858 Returns of Work Executed, Road Engineer VPRS 4677
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P0000 1856 - 1857 Open 1
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