Series VPRS 18123
Staff Register
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Date Range: Series 1935 - 1990
  Series in Custody 1935 - 1990
  Contents 1935 - 1990
Public Access: Closed
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
1935 - 1990 Pleasant Creek (Pleasant Creek Colony 1937-1969; Pleasant Creek Training Centre 1969-1999) VA 5118
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2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the list of records in this series to locate the record of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of volumes which provide summary information relating to staff employed at Pleasant Creek Colony/Training Centre.

    There are two registers and two bundles of cards in this series. The first register is a sick leave register that dates from 1937. It therefore includes information in relation to employees from the beginnings of Pleasant View Colony. Information recorded in the register includes name, rank, nature of illness, doctor certifying, period of leave, number of days, reconciliation of leave debits and credits, information about where the employees transferred from, special leave circumstances such as attending military camp or to visit parents in Ireland etc, and references to injuries sustained while on duty at Pleasant Creek. There is an index at the front of the book that provides folio references that contain information about the particular employee. Final entries in the volume were made in April 1950.

    The two bundles of cards are featured in three different card colours - salmon and white, and light blue (which contain the heading Higher Duties Record). The purpose of the salmon and white cards appears to be to record job/position appointments and name of position, payments, and a service record. Subheadings on the cards include: Position, Location, Gratuities & Allowances, Salaries & Increments, Cert., Date, Reference (number). On the verso side of the cards, the subheading is Departmental Data. There appears to be no order to the cards, i.e. they are not arranged by name, date or type of position.

    The second register is a staff register that dates from 1983. Information recorded in the register includes name, position, date of birth, and other particulars such as date of commencement, the name of the person that the employee replaced, date of separation from the agency and the reason for separation. The register is arranged in chronological order. Each entry refers to an employee commencing duties or ending their employment. Entries for persons commencing their employment are recorded in blue pen. Entries for persons ending their employment are recorded in red pen. There is no index to this register. It is possible there is an overlap of staff records between the bundles of cards, and the second register.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in the register in Unit 1 are arranged in chronological order. They are entered into a numbered double page. There is an index at the front of the book that provides the folio reference number that contains information about the particular employee. Beginning with Folio 2, each entry for the particular year is given a single sequential number. There is no evidence that those numbers were used for any purpose.

    There appears to be no order to the two bundles of cards, i.e. they are not arranged by name, date or type of position.

    Entries in the register in Unit 2 are arranged chronologically.

    Please note files may feature labels from a numbering system imposed by the controlling Department generated from TRIM electronic document and records management system. This system does not reflect the original recordkeeping system of the series.

    Control Symbols: 1 to 29 - These are the folio numbers for Unit 1. They are to be used in conjunction with the alphabetical index at the front of the book.

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P0001 1935 - 1990 Closed 2
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