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Series VPRS 90
Day Book [Native Police Corps, Narre Warren] (refer to digitised images available online)
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Date Range: Series 1845 - 1853
  Series in Custody 1845 - 2011
  Contents 1845 - 1853
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical/Digital
 
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1845 - 1853 Native Police Corps VA 4759
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1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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  • How to use the Records
    **Researchers please note: the records in this series have been digitised. Open the P1 consignment under "Accessing the Records in this Series" to view the digital images.**

    Determine the time period of interest then leaf through the volume for the entries relating to the dates required.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of the Day Book of the Native Police Corps, Narre Warren, which was created by the Native Police Corps (VA 4759). Occurrence books were in use at the time the Day Book was created, and would have most likely been used to record criminal events mentioned in the Day Book in more detail. As at 2005, no Occurrence Books have been transferred to Public Record Office Victoria.

    The series records the troop movements, provisions, and daily activities of Native Police stationed at the Depot.

    Folios at the rear of the volume contain copies of outward correspondence from the Commandant of the Native Police, H.E.P. Dana, together with lists which contain details of horses belonging to the Native Police Corps and articles issued to Native Police troopers.

    This series was previously entitled 'Day Book of the Dandenong Police Stud Depot'. The historical note appearing at the front of the volume was written in 1959 and states that the volume contains a record of events at Stud Depot, Stud Road Dandenong. Both descriptions are misleading as no mention is made of the fact that the station was the base of the native Police Corps, or that the activities recorded were those of the Native Police. Thus the series title has been changed to describe more accurately the contents of the volume.

    The small notes written on pieces of paper and attached to various folios throughout the volume appear to have been written and attached by a researcher. This may have been done in 1959 by Sergeant Crow of the South Yarra Police Station, as indicated by an introductory note at the beginning of the volume. This note records the date of the establishment of the Depot as being 1839, and its abolishment as being 1939.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in the Day Book were recorded daily and consequently are in chronological order. Copies of Outward Correspondence located at the rear of the volume were also arranged in chronological order.

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P0000 1845 - 1853 Closed 1
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