Series VPRS 7477
Register of Applicants for Permanent Positions
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Date Range: Series By 1907 - Circa 1946
  Series in Custody 1907 - 1946
  Contents 1907 - 1946
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1907 - 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 - 1946 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
    Refer to the records Description List and note the number of the unit required.

    Entries were made in the register in chronological order. Some volumes are indexed by occupation or by name.

  • Function / Content
    This series provides a list of applicants for permanent employment in Victorian Psychiatric Institutions.

    Each entry contains (generally):

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

    The first volume lists all types of employees, while the second and third list only nurses and attendants; the fourth volume lists attendants only, and the fifth, nurses only.

    There is no indication of the fate of other permanent employees (i.e. not nurses or attendants) after 1912, although there may be some link to VPRS 7476/P1, volumes 12 and 13.

  • Recordkeeping System
    There is a sequential numbering system running throughout the five volumes and various linking relationships between these numbers (or applicants) are common.

    Series: Chronological
    Contents: Volumes 1 and 2 indexed by occupation. Chronological by name. Volume 3 divided into nurses and attendants. Chronological entry, no index.
    Volumes 4 - 5 chronological, indexed by name.

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P0001 1907 - 1946 Part Open 5
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