Series VPRS 7514
Sick and Special Leave Register (Mental Defectives Branch)
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Date Range: Series Circa 1939 - Circa 1957
  Series in Custody 1939 - 1957
  Contents 1939 - 1957
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1939 - 1944 Department of Mental Hygiene (located in Chief Secretary's Department VA 475) VA 2865
1944 - 1957 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 the Sick and Special Leave Register for the Mental Defectives Branch of the Department of Mental Hygiene. Agencies included in this register are Travancore Special School, Pleasant Creek Special School at Stawell and the Janefield Colony. This volume was once part of a larger series of records but no other volumes have been recovered to date.

    The contents in the volume are arranged chronologically by year and then by the name of the institution. Within each hospital entry staff requesting leave are allocated a sequential single number. The numbers start again for each hospital and for each year. An index by name is at the front of the volume. This indicates:

    - the institution,
    - the year leave was taken and
    - the sequential number.

    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 of the staff member.

    Details recorded are:

    - name,
    - classification,
    - date of leave,
    - number of days,
    - whether full or half pay.

    There is some correspondence i.e. regulations covering Leave of Absence, placed at the front of the volume.

    SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT/CONTROL:

    Series: Chronological by date of leave.

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

    RANGE OF CONTROL SYMBOLS:

    Series: Spine stamped "Sick and Special Leave", no other
    control symbols apparent.

    Contents: 1939 (Travancore) - 1956/57 (Janefield).

    LEGISLATION

    Public Service Act 1928.

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