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Series VPRS 7312
Catalogue of Crown Lands and Survey Files: Parish/Town Order (Microfiche)
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Date Range: Series 1986 - ? 1986
  Series in Custody 1986 - 1986
  Contents 1840 - 1984
Public Access: Open
Location: Other
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1986 - 1986 Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands VA 1034
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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1986 - 1990 Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands VA 1034
2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series : Entries: Parish and County

    Range Control Symbols

    Series in Custody : Parish: Aberfeldy - Yuroke
    Counties: Anglesea - Wonangatta
    Other: No land district - Stawell Land district


    (For further information see "Guide to the Catalogue of Crown Lands and Survey Files" prepared by the Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands).

    The Catalogue of Crown Lands and Survey Files covers about 2/3 of Lands files held at the Public Record Office. For a list of relevant record series see 16 Related Controlling or Controlled Series. The catalogue was compiled by listing each file individually and computer-sorting the list into firstly Parish/Town order and secondly into file number order. This list is the Parish/Town order compilation. For a list of files sorted according to file number, see VPRS 7311 catalogue of Crown Lands and Survey Files : File Number Order.

    Each line in the catalogue represents one file. (Where a file relates to more than one piece of land, it may be represented by more than one line in the catalogue). Information about each file has been recorded under the following column headings:

    P.R.O. Ref VPRS - Unit - Position of file in box

    File Cat. file category - i.e. section of Act, alphabetical code, year, etc.

    Serial remaining part of file number

    Dates date range

    Parish/
    Town Name parish, township or county; or other locality or subject information

    Code parish, township or county code, if applicable. Codes assist with computer-sorting and checking of information/they are of little use for general reference

    Allot, Sec Usually allotment and section; may instead contain a description of file contents.

    Area area usually in acres, rods and perches; may instead contain description

    Dist land district in which the land office administering the business of the file would have been located

    The pages are arranged on the microfiche in vertical order.

    The file entries are sorted according to locality (usually a parish or township), or according to other information when a specific locality is not relevant.

    Definitions:- Victoria was divided into parishes for survey purposes. Townships, although located inside parishes, were surveyed separately. Within a parish or township, land is usually divided into sections, then allotments. A county is a larger survey unit comprising many parishes and townships. A land district is an administrative region, often encompassing parts of several counties.

    Arrangement (i) Files relating to specific pieces of land are mostly listed under the relevant township or parish. The townships and parishes are arranged alphabetically. Where there is a township and parish with the same name, the township list (identified by a (T) before the township name) comes after the parish list.

    (ii) Where a specific parish/township was not identifiable or not appropriate files have been listed under the county in which the land is located. The counties are arranged alphabetically.

    (iii) Files with no recorded parish township or county are arranged in the following ways:

    (a) Files with no land district and nothing in the "Parish/Town name" spaces : roughly grouped into series

    (b) Files with no land district, but with a description of file contents in the "Parish/Town Name" spaces : roughly alphabetical arrangement according to the characters in the "Parish/Town Name" spaces.

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Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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1853 - 1860 Chief Commissioner of Crown Lands - Inward Correspondence VPRS 6605
1898 - 1960 Closer [and Soldier] Settlement Files VPRS 5714
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 Circa 1840 - Circa 1984 Open 1
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