Series VPRS 7744
Staff Appointment Books
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Date Range: Series ? 1858 - ? 1933
  Series in Custody 1858 - 1933
  Contents 1858 - 1933
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1858 - 1933 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
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1858 - 1992 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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    Entries : 1858/1 - 1933/436

    Missing Volume : 1878

    Function

    This series contains annual volumes containing bound schedules of appointments of staff to the Law Department which were forwarded to the Governor-in-Council for approval. Staff covered by these books include Law Department administrative personnel, official appointments such as coroners, deputy coroners, sworn valuators, commissioners for taking affidavits and court officials such as bailiffs, clerks of courts, probation officers and justices of the peace.

    Contents and Related Records

    Schedules were created for each session of the Governor-in-Council as required. Details include the name of officer, the appointment (sometimes including a brief job description), allowances payable, remarks and until about 1912 salaries. Each schedule is signed by the Attorney General and the Clerk of the Executive Council and is sometimes annotated with the date of notification in the Government Gazette. Schedules may also include an annual single number reference which relates to papers which may be found in VPRS 266 Inward Registered Correspondence.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Schedules within volumes are arranged chronologically by date of approval and were sequentially numbered within each year. Entry into this series is via VPRS 7745 Index to Staff Appointments which alphabetically lists the names of persons and the schedule number. Indexes in custody currently span the years 1910 to 1960 indicating that not all volumes of schedules are in the custody of the Public Record Office.

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