Series VPRS 63
Minute Books
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Date Range: Series 1848 - 1862
  Series in Custody 1848 - 1862
  Contents 1848 - 1862
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1848 - 1862 Denominational School Board VA 703
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    1. Consult the Consignment Details for the volume containing the date range for which information is required.

    2. For individual items of business for 1859 to 1862 consult VPRS 891 Agenda Book for the listing of the item and the date upon which it was dealt with by the Board.

  • Function / Content
    The Denominational Schools Board was established in 1848 and was responsible for the distribution of funds to denominational schools from an annual Parliamentary grant and a proportion of the Church and Schools Estates revenue. The Board itself consisted of four laymen with responsibility for the administration of all matters connected with public instruction and the management of the funds allocated.

    Minutes of the approximately fortnightly meetings of the Board were recorded in the volumes of this series. Items of business were related to the Board's responsibilities with the nature of the item and the Board's decision recorded in the Minutes.

    At the rear of the first volume are balance sheets for the Board for 1849 - 1851. These financial statements record the receipts of the Board from the Colonial Treasury and the Church and School Estates revenue and its disbursement on salaries, books and requisites. Balance sheets also show the separate disbursements of the Board to a number of denominations (Church of England, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic et al). Also included in this section is a table summarising the average attendance of children from each denomination at schools under the Board's supervision for January to June 1849.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Minutes are recorded in the chronological order of meetings. Within each meeting, individual items of business were given consecutive numbers.

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1859 - 1862 Agenda Book VPRS 891
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1848 - 1862 Open 2
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1859 - 1862 Agenda Book VPRS 891
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