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(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

31st October Fast Facts

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens was once home to the Ballarat Zoo. In 1953, two crocodile shooters brought back eggs to hand over to the zoo, which to their surprise hatched in the car along the way. One of the crocs was later given the nickname ‘Grumpy’.
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Victorian Community History Awards 2014

Winners for 2014 announced

PROV Annual Report: 2013 - 2014

Read our Annual Report for 2013 – 2014

Local History Grants Program 2014

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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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Celebrating the Arts Centre’s 30th anniversary

To celebrate the Arts Centre’s 30th anniversary we dug through our archives and came up with some gems from the last 30+ years. From original seating and lighting plans, articles announcing the opening and clippings from the first set of performances, there’s a treasure trove of history to be found – including an article on […]

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History Week – Victorian Community History Award Winners 2014

Public Record Office Victoria announce the 2014 Victorian Community History Award winners 20 October, 2014 As part of History Week celebrations, Public Record Office Victoria today honours the winners of the 2014 Victorian Community History Awards. The annual Awards, funded by the Victorian government, and coordinated by the Public Record Office of Victoria recognise the […]

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Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies now issued

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce the issue of the new Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies, which was based on the Mobile Technologies and Recordkeeping Issues Paper. The new Policy is available from the PROV website: http://prov.vic.gov.au/government/standards-and-policy/policies/mobile-technologies The use of mobile technology can improve and streamline government processes and also reduce operational costs. From […]

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