Series VPRS 8275
Index to Defunct Mining Companies and Prospecting Syndicates
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Date Range: Series Circa 1947 - ? 1972
  Series in Custody 1947 - 1972
  Contents 1939 - 1972
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1947 - 1959 Office of the Registrar-General and the Office of Titles, (known as Land Victoria from 2001 to ct.) VA 862
1959 - 1972 Companies Office (Also known as Companies Registration Office) VA 2725
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1974 - 1991 Corporate Affairs Office VA 679
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    THIS SERIES INDEXES SOME FILES IN VPRS 567 MINING COMPANY REGISTRATION FILES BY NAME OF MINING COMPANY AND ALL FILES IN VPRS 10316 BY NAME OF PROSPECTING SYNDICATE. For a complete index to VPRS 567 see card index to mining companies in Laverton Search Room and VPRS 125 Microfilm Copy of Card Index to Mining Companies at City Search Room.

    Information in this index is arranged alphabetically by mining company name and prospecting syndicate name.

    Purpose/Function

    This series indexes defunct mining company registration files and prospecting syndicate files. The index gives name of company, the mining company/prospecting syndicate registration number, and a date of deregistration or gazettal notice of deregistration. It is not known for what exact purpose this record was compiled.

    The volume also has a column heading marked Folio no., but as this has not been used throughout the volume there is no indication to what other record it was intended to refer.

    The record only indexes some mining companies which became defunct between the late 1930s and 1972. Not all mining companies which ceased to function in this period are listed. All registered prospecting syndicates are indexed.

    It is hard to clarify on what basis the entries were made, it appears to be either the date of deregistration or the date of gazettal notice of deregistration.

    For more information about the mining company registration function, process and related records see VPRS 567 Mining Company Registration Files and VPRS 8273 Register of Mining Companies

    For more information re the prospecting syndicate registration function, process and related records see VPRS 10316 Prospecting Syndicate Registration Files and VPRS 8276 Register of Prospecting Syndicates

    Date Range

    This series appears to have been first compiled around 1947 though earlier entries from around 1939 have at a later stage also been indexed. The last entry added pertains to a company deregistered in 1972, though most entries relate to 1966.

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1939 - 1966 Prospecting Syndicate Registration Files VPRS 10316
1940 - 1972 Mining Company Registration Files VPRS 567
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P0001 Circa 1939 - 1972 Open 1
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