Series VPRS 256
Minute Books
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Date Range: Series ? 1856 - ? 1873
  Series in Custody 1856 - 1873
  Contents 1856 - 1873
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1856 - 1873 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
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1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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  • Function / Content
    Correspondence was referred to the Law Department by other offices and Departments such as the Colonial Secretary and Chief Secretary, the Board of Land and Works or the Chief Commissioner of Police for comment or for an opinion. This correspondence would be annotated (or minuted) and the original document then returned to its originator. Before final return the document may have been also referred to a third party for noting or for comment.

    This series consists of the books in which such Minutes or annotations were recorded. For each minute reference is given to the document being minuted. The name of the person to whom the minute is addressed is given, the text of the minute and the name of the minuter and the date. An R number is given for a large number of minutes, this being a reference to the registration of the original document in VPRS 253 Reference Books.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries were made in chronological order with minutes being given an annual single number. An some volumes there is an alphabetical index of addressees with the number of the page upon which the entry appears.

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P0000 1856 - 1873 Open 4
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