PROV Annual Report: 2013 - 2014
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Sailing into Melbourne
Researching the archives
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.
Mary Morrison was living in Ballarat, Victoria at the time she signed the 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. It is one of Victoria’s most important public records and on display at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka from October 2014. She was born in 1863 in Morrisson’s, a small gold-mining settlement near Ballarat. Her father […]Read More
On 1 October, 2014, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) in Ballarat will publicly display the giant 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. That year, a band of extraordinary women set out to prove to the Victorian Parliament that women should have the right to vote. Led by early women’s rights activists like Isabella Goldstein […]Read More
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 […]Read More