Richmond Rate Books: wards
The rate books for the Borough / Town / City of Richmond are arranged by Wards. The number of wards, their names and their boundaries changed over the years and to locate streets and therefore entries in the rate books, it is useful to know the ward in which a street was located at the time.
Richmond Rate Books
VPRS 9990 covers the years 1857-1973. There are 464 units in this series. Richmond was one of the early suburbs of Melbourne and combined affluent housing on Richmond Hill and working class houses on the flats. Numerous hotels and businesses lined the two main streets to the east - Bridge Road and Victoria Street. The rate books are a wealth of information for people researching in this area.
Map 1: 1863-1890
North, Central & South wards
Download map File:Richmond Ward Map 01.pdf
Map 2: 1890-1982
North, West, Central, South & East wards
Download map File:Richmond Ward Map 02.pdf
Map 3: 1982-1994
Melba, Coppin & Rogers wards
Download map File:Richmond Ward Map 03.pdf
Map 4: 1996-
Carringbush & Docker wards
Download map File:Richmond Ward Map 04.pdf
This last period is not covered by the Richmond Rate Books (VPRS 9990) - the map is provided for information only.