Series VPRS 7547
Transfer Warrant Book
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Date Range: Series Circa 1915 - Circa 1939
  Series in Custody 1915 - 1939
  Contents 1915 - 1939
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
1915 - 1934 Lunacy Department (located in Chief Secretary's Department) VA 2864
1934 - 1939 Department of Mental Hygiene (located in Chief Secretary's Department VA 475) VA 2865
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Under section 12 of the Lunacy Acts Amendment Act 1914 the Inspector-General could direct the transfer of a patient:

    from any hospital for the insane to any other such hospital or to any licensed house,
    from any licensed house to any other licensed house or to any hospital for the insane.

    A notice ordering the transfer of the patient was to be sent to the superintendent of each institution.

    This series consists of the proforma which were used for such notification. A proforma ordering the removal of a patient from one institution to another was detached from the volume and sent to the superintendents of the two institutions. A "receipt butt" which noted the date, name of patient, and the names of the two institutions were retained in the book. Only half the book has been used. Many unused forms remain in the book.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series: Only one volume extant, no system of arrangement apparent.
    Contents: Chronological by date of transfer.

    Range of Control Symbols

    Series: No control symbols apparent.
    Contents: 5.3.1915 - 20.12.1939.

    Legislation

    Lunacy Acts Amendment Act 1914



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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1915 - 1939 Open 1
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