Confusion:Project instructions for Australia, Victoria—Wills and Probate Records, 1880–1998 [Part B]
I believe the project instructions and the field helps are incongruent and need to be reviewed for The Will and Probate Place field.
The field help says:
Index the place where the will or probate was created or sworn to. Do not index the residence place in this field. Do not index the place of the court often listed in a header or the filing place stamped on the document. If the locality was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank. Click here to see an example: Victoria
The example for the field help then uses Victoria, the place of the court as the Probate Place. "In the Supreme Court, in the the Colony of Victoria".
On the example, "How To Index A Cover Page", the place of the court is identified to be indexed in this field. "In his Majesty's High Court of Justice (Probate Division) District Probate Registry at Blandford".
The "How to Index a Probate Record, Page 1" in the Project Instructions also has Victoria circled as a level of locality (again, the place of the Supreme Court). However Victoria could have been correctly circled in the sworn statement "Sworn at Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria" on the Continuation of a Probate Record, Page 2 example.
I also think that the "Will Place" may have been mis-identified in the Project Instruction example "How to Index a Will".
The place that is shown to index is the residence of the witness. Witnesses of wills aren't always from the place the will was created. A witness could be Cousin Jane from New Jersey who sailed in to take care of Aunt Susie who is on her deathbed in Melbourne. In this example they use the physical address of the Solicitor who may have come from Melbourne to the home of Mr. Seabrook in Malvern to create his will. Of course, Mr. Seabrook could have travelled to Melbourne. If you can't use the residence of Mr.Seabrook, then you shouldn't be able to use the residence or office location of his solicitor to decide where the will was created or sworn to. We just don't know.
Although I don't think it should be necessary since this is a potential problem with the project instructions, I will share a batch that for obvious reasons will most likely will be returned for reindexing before the expiration date of September 1.