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A page from Sister Saunders' scrapbook

A Peak Inside Sister Saunders’ Scrapbook!

A Treasure Trove of memories from the Royal Children’s Hospital Recently, while digging through the archives I discovered a series of records within our health related records that took my interest.  The series is a real treasure trove and it includes Sister Dorothy Saunders’ scrapbook full of papers, trinkets and memorabilia. It offers us a […]

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Black and white photo of unidentified children play with stick at Aboriginal mission in Victoria

Archival Records Tell A Story of Mission Life

Victoria’s first Aboriginal missions and reserves were set up in the 1850s and 1860s by missionaries and colonial authorities. These administrators believed segregation could shield Aboriginal people from the negative effects of colonisation. Rules and regulations Rapid white settlement of the Port Phillip District from 1834 devastated the Aboriginal population. European farming on traditional lands, […]

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Recipients of Victorian Local History grants, digitising the past for the future

Brighton Southern Cross Newspaper 1914-1918 What it takes to win! Local History Grant recipients in profile The Bayside Library Service and Stonnington History Centre were both awarded Local History Grants in 2013-2014 to digitise newspapers for publishing through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s online newspaper database. The National Library of Australia undertakes paid newspaper […]

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