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Female Prison Registers 1855-1934

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A photo of flood waters

New transfer: SECV Latrobe Valley Photo Collection

A new set of photo albums has been added to our State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Latrobe Valley Photographic Collection.  The SECV Latrobe Valley Photographic Collection began in the 1920s with photographs taken of the progress of construction of the Yallourn Township, Power Station and Briquette Factory. It continued on a part-time basis until […]

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Vicki Couzens, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 2005.

walata tyamateetj (carry knowledge) wins archive publication award

walata tyamateetj [wa-lata  tee-ama-teej], a guide to Victorian government records about Aboriginal people, was awarded a Mander Jones Award for best finding aid to an archival collection at the Australian Society of Archivists annual conference earlier this week.  The Mander Jones Publication Awards honour Phyllis Mander Jones who, among other contributions to the profession, authored Manuscripts in the […]

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One of the files from VPRS 10010 P1 Unit 53

New online index: Body Cards 1959-1985

What are ‘Body Cards’? This series, named ‘Body Cards’ after the cardboard files contained within, include records of deaths reported to the Melbourne Coroner’s Court between 1959 and 1985.  Deaths reported to the Melbourne Coroner’s Court included unexpected, unnatural, or violent deaths, deaths in care or custody, and when the identity of the person was […]

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