Series VPRS 12655
Letter Book and Memoranda (Colonial Engineer)
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Date Range: Series By 1852 - ? 1854
  Series in Custody 1852 - 1854
  Contents 1852 - 1854
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1852 - 1854 Colonial Secretary's Office VA 856
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1996 - cont Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
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  • How to use the Records
    The index at the front of the volume should be consulted for correspondence respecting a specific locality or addressed to a specific person.

  • Function / Content
    Reporting to the Colonial Secretary, the Colonial Engineer along with the Superintendent of Bridges, was responsible for the roads and bridges of the colony of Victoria until the establishment of the Central Road Board in 1853.

    This series contains outward correspondence and memoranda of the Colonial Engineer concerned with roads, bridges and jetties. Contents include matters to do with tenders and payments and personnel matters.

    The P1 consignment of VPRS 12655 was previously registered as Unit 2 of VPRS 1122 Outward Registered Correspondence. It was reserialised in 2001 as part of the ARAD Project.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is indexed by an alphabetical index based on names of addressees, responsible officers (e.g. Surveyor-General) and specific localities with the folio number (or page) upon which the piece of correspondence appears. Correspondence is numbered by an annual single number.

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- 1853 Outward Unregistered Correspondence (President) VPRS 1122
1853 - 1853 Outward Registered Correspondence (Inspector - General's Branch) VPRS 12652
1853 - 1853 Outward Registered Correspondence (Secretary's Branch) VPRS 12653
1853 - 1853 Outward Registered Correspondence (Treasurer's Branch) VPRS 12654
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P0001 1852 - 1854 Open 1
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