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Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

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Our most easterly Place of Deposit is the Mallacoota Historical Society, Mallacoota Bunker Museum.

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Explore the 1956 Olympics through the archives

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Letters to La Trobe now online

discover the letters sent to La Trobe 1839-51

Hackney Cab Drivers 1859-1938, Reputable or Reprobate

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Australian military exemption courts in WW1

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Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State’s courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.

The records date from the establishment of the Port Phillip District in the mid 1830s right through to today and include information relating to areas of activity managed or regulated by government such as the administration of justice, immigration, health and welfare, land, education, Indigenous communities, planning, transport, and resource management.

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Family History Month across Victoria

Discover your family history in the archives this Family History Month: Victorian Archives Centre 5 August, Tour of the archives, Victorian Archives Centre, bookings required. 8 August, Family History Feast, State Library Victoria, bookings required. 18 August, Speaker series event, Victorian Archives Centre, bookings required.  Bendigo Regional Archives Centre 9 August, Discovering your ancestors in the archives, Bendigo […]

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Black and White photo of a horse drawn cab waiting on Swanston Street outside Flinders Station

Hackney Cab Drivers 1859-1938, Reputable or Reprobate

  Blog post by Graham Herschell, Access Services Officer: Origins of “Uber” In 1883, Nietzsche coined the term “Übermensch” to describe the higher state to which he felt men might aspire. From this first iteration of the term, the Uber ride sharing service, which has become very  popular in Melbourne, has grown [1]. Whether or […]

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Hazel Edwards: Why self-publish a family history online?

We’ve been pleased to welcome Hazel Edwards to the Victorian Archives Centre twice over the last few months to teach us all about writing a ‘non-boring’ family history and memoir. Here she answers some additional questions for those of you considering publishing your life story: Why do you feel that self-publishing is so important? Many family […]

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