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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.
After a successful eight months of nostalgia at the Old Treasury Building, School Days: Education in Victoria is set to close in October, making way for a new exhibition from 9 November. Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records straight from our archives, revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience. The exhibition will take […]Read More
Melbourne ‘Deeds of Composition’ are now searchable by name, location, occupation and year thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. What are ‘Deeds of Composition’? A ‘Deed of Composition’ is the record of arrangements between insolvent debtors and their creditors in which they agree to settle for a percentage of the amounts owed. This […]Read More
Not for sale! Limits on the international trade of records in Australia Most people in the heritage and archives community understand that Victorian public records are protected from being illegally sold or removed, damaged or destroyed. Unlike a library you cannot simply borrow a public record from our North Melbourne, nor any other, Reading Room! […]Read More