Series VPRS 7513
Sick and Annual Leave Registers (Hospitals for the Insane)
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Date Range: Series Circa 1901 - Circa 1954
  Series in Custody 1901 - 1954
  Contents 1901 - 1954
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1901 - 1915 Hospitals for the Insane Branch VA 2863
1915 - 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 - 1954 Mental Hygiene Branch, Department of Health I VA 2866
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    This series consists of Sick and Annual Leave Registers created by the Hospitals for the Insane Branch of the Chief Secretary's Department 1901-1915, Lunacy Department 1915-1943, and the Department of Mental Hygiene 1934-1944 and the Mental Hygiene Branch of the Department of Health, 1944-1954. The volumes were used at Head Office to record the sick and annual leave of staff employed at the Hospitals for the Insane.

    The volumes are arranged chronologically and entries within the volumes are arranged chronologically by year and then by Hospital name. Each Hospital and Head Office is allocated at least one folio each. Entries for most of the Hospitals in later years run over many pages. At the end of each year one page is used to record annual leave taken by staff in all the hospitals. This may not be a complete list.

    From volume 9 the format is slightly different. Within each hospital staff requesting leave are allocated a sequential single number. The numbers start again for each hospital. An index by the staff member's name is at the front of the volume. This index indicates the hospital name, the sequential number and the year leave was taken. To access entries in the register the researcher should find the required year (indicated at the top of the folios), the hospital name and then the sequential number for the relevant staff member.

    Regulations for Leave of Absence are placed in the front of volumes 11, 12 and 13.

    This series includes staff from the following Hospitals:

    - Yarra Bend
    - Kew
    - Ararat
    - Beechworth
    - Sunbury
    - Ballarat
    - Mont Park
    - Bundoora
    - Royal Park
    - Larundel.

    Details recorded include:

    - name,
    - classification,
    - dates,
    - number of days,
    - full or half pay.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series: Chronological by date of leave. The date range is stamped on the spine of some volumes.

    Contents: Chronological by date of leave and then individuals
    are listed under the employing hospital.


    Legilsation
    Public Service Act 1928.


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  • Recordkeeping System


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