Series VPRS 7476
Register of Applicants for Temporary Positions
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Date Range: Series By 1905 - ? 1956
  Series in Custody 1905 - 1956
  Contents 1905 - 1956
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1905 - 1934 Lunacy Department (located in Chief Secretary's Department) VA 2864
1934 - 1944 Department of Mental Hygiene (located in Chief Secretary's Department VA 475) VA 2865
1944 - 1956 Mental Hygiene Branch, Department of Health I VA 2866
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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  • How to use the Records
    To find an applicant for temporary employment in Victorian psychiatric institutions, consult the Records Desription List to find the unit that covers the period of application and the type of employment of the applicant (attendants, nurses or other professions). The first two units in the series cover all professions. up until the early 1930s, thereafter they are each listed in separate sequences.

  • Function / Content
    This series provides a list of applicants for temporary employment in Victorian psychiatric institutions.

    Each entry contains (generally):

    * the date of entry into register,
    * date of birth of the applicant,
    * address of the applicant,
    * number and date of certificate,
    * remarks about the applicant (particularly those unsuccessful).

  • Recordkeeping System
    The series generally follows a chronological order, however there are several separate sequences for different occupations.

    The first two units list all positions in one sequence, from there, three separate groups developed, units 3-7 list attendants only, units 8-11 list nurses only, and units 12-13 list the remainder of occupations.

    There is also a sequential numbering system relating to nurses and attendants and some linking relationships between earlier and later entries.

    Unit 11 contains 12 entries relating to permanent nursing positions.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1905 - 1956 Open 13
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