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School Days: Education in Victoria

New exhibition now open at Old Treasury Building

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of the Yarra River Baby?

Section 9 files now open for viewing

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Provenance Journal out now

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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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A photo of the sock sewn by Miss Dillsworth

All sewn up at Walhalla School 957

The town of Walhalla Walhalla is a picturesque mountain town nestled into the Baw Baw Ranges of the Gippsland District. Walhalla was the centre of one of the great goldfields of Victoria when it was founded as a gold-mining community in 1862. It was home to 4,000 people and produced some 55 tonnes of gold. […]

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A black and white photo of a school boy writing lines on the blackboard

Journey back to old school days at Old Treasury Building this March

New exhibition coming soon!   Be transported back to the old school days at Melbourne’s Old Treasury Building. Ports and sailors will be replaced by teachers and students when Sailing into Melbourne leaves the Old Treasury Building for new waters in March. The School Days: Education in Victoria exhibition will take visitors back to a time when […]

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EDITED - VPRS 8357_P1_Unit 6 Harbour Trust Photographic Collection_ Historical_Ships

Archival Snapshot: The Controversial Warship Shenandoah

On the 25th of January 1865 the Confederate States Steamer C.S.S. Shenandoah arrived in Hobsons Bay, Victoria,  seeking repairs, provisions, and to land its prisoners.  The month of January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary since the arrival of C.S.S. Shenandoah.  The Shenandoah’s arrival created a great deal of controversy and raised serious diplomatic concerns.  This […]

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