Series VPRS 11
Unregistered Inward Correspondence to the Chief Protector of Aborigines - Reports and Returns (refer to digitised images of P0 consignment, available online)
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Date Range: Series 1847 - 1851
  Series in Custody 1847 - 1851
  Contents 1847 - 1851
Public Access: Part 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
1847 - 1849 Chief Protector of Aborigines VA 512
1850 - 1851 Guardian of Aborigines VA 513
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2005 - cont Public Record Office [also known as Public Record Office Victoria from c.1996] VA 683
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  • How to use the Records
    The P0 consignment of this series has been digitised and is now available online.

    To access low-resolution copies of records in this Series, select Consignments under the Accessing the Records tab. Click on the Consignment No. (i.e. P0000) and then browse the descriptions of items in the consignment. Click "Item" next to an item descitpion, then click the "View digitised item" button.

    Due to the high value of the records contained within this series, access to the original records is closed. In addition to the digitised images, a microfilm version of this series exists (VRPS 4467 Aboriginal Affairs Records (Microfilm Copy of VPRS 4409, 10, 11, 4410, 12, 2895, 4399, 4397 4398, 4466, 4412, 4414, 4465, 2897, 2893, 2894, 2896, 4411, 4415, 6760).

    Records within this series form part of the Native Police Online Exhibition, which may be accessed from the following web location: http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/nativepolice

  • Function / Content
    This series comprises unregistered inward correspondence to the Chief Protector of Aborigines, G. A. Robinson. This series covers all aspects relative to the administration of Aborigines and daily life on the Aboriginal Reserves/Stations. The majority of correspondence is from Assistant Protectors, namely, Thomas, Parker, Le Souef, Dredge and Sievwright and medical Officers/Dispensers attached to the Reserves: Campbell, Baylie, Jones, Horsburgh, Watton and Allen. There is some correspondence from La Trobe and private citizens.

    The correspondence covers a wide variety of subjects including: daily administration of the Protectorate system (appointments, dismissals, requisitions &c); crime by Aborigines; crime against Aborigines by white settlers, Koori health, Native Police Corps and movements of Aboriginal Tribes.

    Research Note:

    Researchers are advised to use VPRS 11 in conjunction with VPRS 19 Inward Registered Correspondence, VPRS 10 Registered Inward Correspondence to the Superintendent of Port Phillip District relating to Aboriginal Affairs and VPRS 4410 Aboriginal Protectorate Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports and Journals as these series contain much additional information on various subjects raised in VPRS 11.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This series was arranged artificially by the archivist as the original order was unknown.

    Files have been arranged alphabetically by sender, and then chronologically.

    Three sets of copies of these records have been created by PROV. A microfilm copy of these records was created for use in PROV Reading Rooms, which is located in VRPS 4467 Aboriginal Affairs Records (Microfilm Copy of VPRS 4409, 10, 11, 4410, 12, 2895, 4399, 4397 4398, 4466, 4412, 4414, 4465, 2897, 2893, 2894, 2896, 4411, 4415, and 6760). As at October 2005, a digitisation project is underway. Once completed, low resolution digitised copies of VPRS 11 Unregistered Inward Correspondence to the Chief Protector of Aborigines - Reports and Returns will also be held within this series, and be accessible online via the physical records details pages. High-resolution copies will be located in VPRS 15068 Unregistered Inward Correspondence to the Chief Protector of Aborigines - Reports and Returns [Digitised Series - Archival Quality Master].

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1847 - 1851 Closed 11
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