Series VPRS 8598
Board Minute Books
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Date Range: Series 1891 - 1992
  Series in Custody 1891 - 1992
  Contents 1891 - 1992
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1891 - 1992 Melbourne Water Corporation [known as Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to 1992] VA 1007
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1891 - cont Melbourne Water Corporation [known as Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to 1992] VA 1007
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    Function/Contents

    The Board of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (M.M.B.W.) was established by Act in 1890 and came into operation in 1891. The Board Minutes date from 18 March 1891 and continue to July 1992. M.M.B.W. became Melbourne Water with the proclamation of the Melbourne Water Act in July 1992. M.M.B.W. traded as Melbourne Water from 1 September 1991.

    These volumes were kept as an `archival set' by the M.M.B.W. archives unit at its Mill Park Repository until they were transferred to PRO custody. At that time, the series comprised 190 volumes. A further 22 volumes were added (in December 1992 and January 1993) from a duplicate set held by the State Library of Victoria.

    System of Arrangement and Control

    The 212 volumes in this series are numbered. They are arranged chronologically by the dates of the entries in the volumes. Volumes 84 to 87 are in a single volume. Accordingly, on the Record Description List volume numbers correspond to Unit numbers up to vol. 84 (unit 84). Thereafter, the volume number is lower than the unit number, e.g.

    vol. 88 = unit 85
    .......................................
    vol. 215 = unit 212

    There is continuous pagination until the end of volume 38 (page 12991).

    Related Records

    Minutes of committees etc. are not in this series. See -

    VPRS 8609 Historic Records Collection
    P 3 : General Index and Subject Index 1892-1941
    P 4 : Officers and Servants Committee 1891-1978
    P 5 : Finance Committee 1891-1978
    P 6 : Water Supply Committee 1891-1978
    P 7 : Sewerage Works Committee 1891-1978
    P 8 : Legislative Committee 1891-1969
    & Chairman's Record Book 1926-1927
    P 9 : Farm Committee 1910-1978
    P 10 : Stores Committee 1897-1969
    P 11 : Town Planning Committee nd
    Planning & Highways Committee nd
    P 12 : General Purposes Committee 1969-1978
    P 13 : Miscellaneous Committees 1897-1924
    P 14 : Sub-Committees 1896-1920
    P 15 : Conferences Committee 1892-1938

    Refer also to :

    VPRS 8609 Historic Records Collection
    P 2 : Notice Papers Minutes, Returns ... 1891-1978
    P 19 : Index to Board Minutes 1891-1929

    Notice Papers for Board meetings are found (together with the minutes of the previous meeting and printed reports) in VPRS 8609/P2 up until 30June1916.

    The "Index to Board Minutes" (VPRS 8609/P19) contains handwritten entries in alphabetical order (subjects and names) with references to numbers which do not correspond to any observable reference in VPRS 8598. What relationship (if any) exists between VPRS 8609/P19 and VPRS 8598 has not been determined

    Range of Control Symbols

    Vol.1 : 18 March 1891 to 18 November 1892 (unit 1)

    to

    Vol.215 : 1 January 1992 to 30 June 1992 (unit 212)

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P0001 1891 - 1992 Open 212
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