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Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories
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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.
This month marks the 114th anniversary of the commencement of the Victorian Gold Jubilee Exhibition, held at Bendigo from 13 November 1901 to 14 May 1902. Here, Dr. Michele Matthews from the Bendigo Regional Archives shares the story of the two volumes created to record the details of this exhibition, available to order and […]Read More
A new exhibition about the Victorian soldier settler experience is now showing at Old Treasury Building. Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records from the state archives of Public Record Office Victoria revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience. Between 1918 and 1934 the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle some 11,000 […]Read More
A book about the life of one of Australia’s most loved gardeners and writers has been announced as the 2015 Victorian Community History Award winner at a ceremony held at the Arts Centre earlier today. Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley by Gippsland historian Dr Meredith Fletcher was recognised as this year’s most outstanding […]Read More