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Series VPRS 14275
Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca Land District
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Date Range: Series 1876 - 1878
  Series in Custody 1876 - 1878
  Contents 1876 - 1878
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
1876 - 1878 Department of Crown Lands and Survey VA 538
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Consignment Details.

    For correspondence from a specific person or organisation, consult the alphabetical section corresponding to the name.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of subsidiary registers of inward correspondence maintained by the Department of Crown Lands and Survey to other registers in which correspondence had been centrally registered. For the period 1876 to 1896 correspondence had already been registered centrally in VPRS 166 Alphabetical Registers of Inwards Correspondence. After 1896, correspondence had already been registered in either VPRS 3217 Secretary's Correspondence Registers (Numerical) or more likely in VPRS 620 Register of Secretary's Inward Correspondence (Lands). The last column in the central registers gives the division or Branch to which the correspondence was referred and distributed for action.

    The subsidiary registers, which documented the receipt of correspondence by these divisions or Branches, were kept in a number of locations within the Department of Crown Lands and Survey. Subsidiary registers kept in the Occupation Branch were arranged according to Land District (e.g Ballarat, Horsham) or a number of Land Districts in conjunction or specialist activity (e.g. Village Settlement as shown in VPRS 14104). Other subsidiary registers were kept by the Secretary of the Department of Crown Lands and Survey and by the Land Sales Branch. This series consists of the register of inward correspondence for correspondence relating to the Echuca Land District.

    Each of these subsidiary registers records the date of receipt, the number already allocated in the central registers (VPRS 166 or the post-1896 numerical registers), often but not always the name of the correspondent, the subject of the letter and how the letter was dealt with. For correspondence dealt with in the Occupation Branch, it was most often placed upon a land file with the file number being given in the subsidiary correspondence register.

    At the front of the volume an index to the volume gives the number of the piece of correspondence and the page upon which it is registered. In some volumes, the index is sub-divided according to the section of a Land Act to which correspondence relates (e. g. Section 31 or Section 33) or according to the alphabetical designation or simply in order of receipt.

    Correspondence registered in this system may be found in series composed of land files, in VPRS 44 Inward Registered and Unregistered Correspondence, VPRS 989 General Correspondence Files, VPRS 1003 Correspondence Files (Land Sales Branch), VPRS 1016 Miscellaneous Correspondence Files or in the other series identified in the Series Controlled entry.

    Correspondence might also have been further referred onwards to a relevant District Land Office outside Melbourne for further action. Its receipt at that Office would also have been registered in the inward correspondence register maintained by that office with the appropriate reference to the original registration number and a summary of further action taken.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries are in alphabetical sections according to the family name of the correspondent or the name of the organisation or municipality. Within each alphabetical section entries are in chronological order of receipt.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1876 - 1878 Inward Registered and Unregistered Correspondence VPRS 44
1876 - 1878 Land Selection Files, by Land District, Section 49 Land Act 1869 VPRS 439
1876 - 1878 Land Selection and Occupation Files VPRS 440
1876 - 1878 Miscellaneous Land Selection and Occupation Files VPRS 444
1876 - 1878 Land Selection Files, sections 19 and 20, 1869 VPRS 625
1876 - 1878 Land Selection Files by Land District, Sections 19 and 20 Land Act 1869 VPRS 626
1876 - 1878 Land Selection Files, Section 31 Land Act 1869 VPRS 627
1876 - 1878 Land Selection Files, Section 33, Land Act 1869 VPRS 629
1876 - 1878 General Correspondence Files VPRS 989
1876 - 1878 Miscellaneous Correspondence Files VPRS 1016
1876 - 1878 Land Selection And Correspondence Files VPRS 5357
Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
0 - 1876 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca Land District VPRS 14274
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
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0 - 1878 Register of Inward Correspondence, Echuca and Kerang Land Districts VPRS 14277
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1876 - 1878 Open 1
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