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VPRS 1/P0 Outward Letter Books, Police Magistrate (1836-1840)
Copies of the letters of William Lonsdale, first Police Magistrate in the Port Phillip District.
VPRS 2 Confidential Despatches to Governor Bourke (1836 – 1837)
Six confidential letters from Captain William Lonsdale, Police Superintendent to Governor Sir Richard Bourke in New South Wales.
VPRS 4/P0 Inward Registered Correspondence, Police Magistrate (1836-1839)
The corresponding letters to Lonsdale.
VPRS 6/P0 Outward Letter Books, Surveyor-General’s Department (1836-1856)
The Surveyor General organised the surveying of land in order to open it up for use or sale.
VPRS 20/P0 Inward Confidential Correspondence, Superintendent Port Phillip District (1842-1843)
Confidential correspondence primarily had to do with the sale of Crown lands and the appointment of a resident judge for the District.
VPRS 89/P0 Notifications of Pardons of Exiles (1844-1849)
VPRS 90/P0 Day Book of the Native Police Corps, Narre Warren, Police Magistrate (1845-1853)
VPRS 117/P0 Outwards Letter Books, Immigration Branch (1849-1851)
These letters cover the arrival and settling of early immigrants to the colony.
VPRS 515 Central Register of Male Prisoners (1850 – 1948)
The Central Register of Male Prisoners provides detailed information and photographs of ‘clients’ of the prison system. Records created within the last 75 years are closed to protect personal privacy.
VPRS 519/P0 Prisoners Sentenced to Hard Labour, Superintendent Port Phillip District (1847-1853)
VPRS 1396 Photographs of State School Buildings in Victoria (c. 1890)
VPRS 3457/P0 Photographs, Borough of Stawell (1909-c. 1970)
VPRS 3654 Registers of Vaccination, Registrar General (1857 – 1932)
VPRS 8159 Index to Defunct Hotel Licenses (1850 – 1977)
Card Index to estimated 4000 hotels made defunct by the Licences Reduction Board and the Liquor Control Commission between 1906 and 1977. Information includes name and location of the hotel and names of hotel owners and licensees.
VPRS 5517/P0 Duplicate Returns and Requisitions, Police Magistrate (1841-1856)
Details of the daily operations of the Police Magistrate and his staff.