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Series VPRS 796
Outwards Letter Books, Primary Schools
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Date Range: Series 1868 - 1938
  Series in Custody 1868 - 1938
  Contents 1868 - 1938
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1868 - 1873 Board of Education VA 713
1873 - 1938 Education Department VA 714
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
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  • How to use the Records
    1. Find the roll number of the school. A list of schools with their numbers is available in Search Rooms.

    2. Consult the Records Description List for the unit containing the records for the school with that number.

  • Function / Content
    The volumes in this series contain copies of the correspondence sent by the Board of Education and from 1873 the Education Department to primary schools under its control. Early volumes are carbon copies in letter-press books whilst later volumes have carbon copies of the correspondence pasted into books.

    Correspondence is addressed mainly to the Head Teacher and to the School Committee and members of the school staff forwarded through the Head Teacher. Other correspondence is about the school, but addressed to such people as Members of Parliament corresponding with the authority on behalf of the school or other matters relating to school facilities.

    Subjects of letters include replies to concerns of the School Committee, matters relating to repairs to and maintenance of the school, claims for allowances and subsidies, the dealing with and resolution of complaints from parents and members of the community, matters regarding the granting of holidays and matters regarding teacher appointments and leave.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence is arranged according to school number. Within the letter books entries are chronological.

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- 1938 Outwards Letter Books VPRS 10059
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1868 - 1938 Open 942
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