|Posted by Mark @ Archival Access Victoria on May 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM|
Quite often I’m asked for assistance in tracking down historical details of private companies and their employees. This is a tricky task at PROV as they are the government archives; they just don’t have these types of records. But governments do like to regulate and, fortunately, the Victorian government liked to regulate those who operated a factory.
VPRS 1399 contains factory registration papers, arranged chronologically and (thankfully!) alphabetically by the name of the factory occupant. The records range from 1886 to 1973 and provide us with the following details:
Although the records don’t appear to list employees, this series may be of interest to those whose family operated a factory in Victoria.
If you think there may be some trace of your family amongst these files – send through the details you know and I can look in to it for you.