Series VPRS 7774
Crown Solicitor's Opinion Books
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Date Range: Series 1866 - ? 1960
  Series in Custody 1866 - 1929
  Contents 1866 - 1929
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
1866 - 1887 Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools VA 1466
1887 - 1929 Children's Welfare Department 1924-1961 (previously known as Department for Neglected Children 1887-1924), Chief Secretary's Department VA 1467
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1985 - 1992 Department of Community Services (also known as Community Services Victoria) VA 2633
1996 - cont Department of Human Services VA 3970
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  • How to use the Records
    To order this record, refer to Consignments found in the Accessing the Records tab of this series entry.

  • Function / Content
    This series was used to record the opinions of the Crown Solicitor on matters referred by the Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools and succeeding agencies. Opinions were sought on matters such as the interpretation of regulations and sections of legislation; the ramifications of maintenance and adoption orders and advice on specific maintenance and adoption cases.

    Each opinion is prefaced by a brief summary of the matter in question written in red ink. Some opinions also contain the inward correspondence number of the original letter of which these opinions are copies, as received by the Chief Secretary's Department and found in either VPRS 3911 or VPRS 3992. Mandate numbers quoted after opinions regarding adoption cases refer to entries found in VPRS 4527 Ward Registers.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Opinions are arranged in chronological order by date of receipt of the opinion. Each opinion is begun on a new page. This volume is indexed by VPRS 7773 which simply details the subject of the opinion and the relevant book and page number. The index is arranged alphabetically by subject. A note on the inside of this series suggests that this volume is only partially indexed, although this is not the case.

    As the contents of VPRS 7773 extend to c.1960 it would appear that other volumes of this series are yet to be identified.

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1866 - 1929 Index to Crown Solicitor's Opinion Books VPRS 7773
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P0001 1866 - 1929 Open 1
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1866 - 1929 Index to Crown Solicitor's Opinion Books VPRS 7773
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