Series VPRS 12652
Outward Registered Correspondence (Inspector - General's Branch)
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Date Range: Series 1853 - 1857
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1857
  Contents 1853 - 1857
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
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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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
    There is an index to correspondence at the front of the Letter Book.

    The correspondence in this series is registered in VPRS 1116 Register of Outward Correspondence.

  • Function / Content
    The Central Road 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 Road 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).

    This series consists of copies of the outward registered correspondence from the Inspector-Generals Branch regarding the works being undertaken under the Boards supervision with most of the correspondence being to the Road Engineers based at locations throughout Victoria and to the President and Secretary of the Board.

    VPRS 12652/P1 Units 1 to 3 and 5 were previously registered as Units 1 to 4 of VPRS 1125/P Letter and Memo Book, and Unit 4 was previously registered as Unit 4 of VPRS 1122/P Outward Unregistered Correspondence (from 2001 VPRS 1122 is registered as Outward Unregistered Correspondence (President)).

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is in consecutive number order with a General Number and a Branch Number indicated by the prefix of the letter E. It is registered in VPRS 1116 Register of Outward Correspondence.

    At the front of the volume is an alphabetical index of general addressees. This index contains another for each of the Road Engineers employed. Under each name is a listing of the numbers and subjects of correspondence addressed to them and the folio (or page) number on which it appears.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1853 - 1857 Register of Outward Correspondence VPRS 1116
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1853 - 1853 Letter Book and Memoranda (Colonial Engineer) VPRS 12655
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
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- 1857 Outward Registered Correspondence VPRS 1118
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1853 - 1857 Open 5
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1853 - 1857 Register of Outward Correspondence VPRS 1116
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