Series VPRS 5690
Annual Reports
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Date Range: Series By 1883 - ? 1909
  Series in Custody 1883 - 1909
  Contents 1883 - 1909
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1887 - ? 1909 Children's Welfare Department 1924-1961 (previously known as Department for Neglected Children 1887-1924), Chief Secretary's Department VA 1467
By 1883 - 1887 Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools VA 1466
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2004 - cont Department of Human Services VA 3970
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  • How to use the Records
    The volumes are arranged in chronological order. Refer to Consignment Details to identify the unit required. These reports provide an annual overview of the work of the department and associated institutions, not names or details of individuals.

  • Function / Content
    Under various legislative acts, government departments were required to present annual reports to both houses of parliament each year (for example, Neglected Children's Act 1890 (27 Vic., No. 216), Sec. 10).

    These reports are those of the:
    - Secretary of the Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools: years 1882 to 1887
    ;- Secretary of the Department for Neglected Children and Reformatory Schools: years 1888 to 1895; and,
    - Secretary and Inspector of the Department for Neglected Children and Reformatory Schools: years 1896 to 1908.

    Each annual report consists of the report of the Secretary, for example, and appendixes. The appendixes may include reports of boarding-out committees, committees of Ladies' Visiting Association, brief reports from industrial schools and reformatory schools and returns of a statistical nature, such as numbers of admissions and discharges, ages of inmates, financial revenue, expenditure and costs.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Volumes are arranged in chronological order. Annual reports are also arranged in chronological order within the volumes.

    Reports for each year (say 1882) were written and presented to Parliament in the subsequent year (1883).

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P0000 1883 - 1909 Open 3
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