Series VPRS 6249
Legal Despatches from England
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Date Range: Series ? 1881 - ? 1933
  Series in Custody 1881 - 1933
  Contents 1881 - 1933
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1881 - 1933 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
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1881 - 1992 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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    How to Use this Series

    Alphabetical subject index covering entire series located in Unit 1 of the P consignment.

    Function/Contents

    Correspondence, reports and bills sent from various English authorities to the Governor, Premiers Department and the Governor-General and others, which were subsequently transmitted to the Law Department. Despatches cover legal items deemed to be of relevance to Victoria including matters such as Colonial Law, appeals to the Privy Council etc. Items have been originally bound by cloth to form volumes, however, volumes for period 1881 to 1912 have been placed in boxes as a conservation measure.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Items are arranged by a single number sequence - numbers 223 to 593 are currently in custody. An alphabetical subject index covering the entire series is found in the volume for the period 1913 to 1933 suggesting that the series may have ended in 1933. It is unclear when the series began.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1913 - 1933 Open 1
P0001 1881 - 1912 Open 2
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