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Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Digitisation station at PROV

We have recently completed the digitisation of 200 glass lantern slides in the Melbourne Harbour Trust collection, drawing from an absolute treasure in the collection of Public Record Office Victoria. The Melbourne Harbour Trust had responsibility for managing shipping and improvements to the port, and its records are a fascinating insight into Melbourne’s industrial history. […]

Can you write about Melbourne?

The City of Melbourne has a new grant open to upcoming writers and researchers. Writing about Melbourne Open to: individuals, community organisations and institutions. Grants for: printed publications and websites focusing on Melbourne. Grants value: up to $10,000. About Writing about Melbourne grants Writing about Melbourne grants support the production of printed publications and websites. […]

Christmas Closures

The Victorian Archives Centre closes Friday 23 December and reopens Tuesday 3 January The Ballarat Archives Centre closes Tuesday 20 December and reopens Tuesday 3 January Merry Christmas and a happy new year from the team at PROV.

Christmas at the bank

As well as World War I Christmas cards, the State Bank of Victoria got into the spirit every year with ‘Christmas Club’ savings accounts. The State Bank maintained its own archives, which included business records, a photograph collection and an ‘ephemera’ collection, which is a treasure trove of the bank’s marketing materials.  These were transferred […]

Remembering the Caulfield Railway Disaster of 1926

On a recent Sunday afternoon I was to be found on platform four of Caulfield Railway Station in south-east Melbourne.  Not in itself unusual, but my reason for being there was pretty unique.  I was attending the unveiling of a plaque and the launching of a book commemorating the 1926 Caulfield railway disaster.  The what? […]

In praise of PROV Volunteers

On 7 December, PROV held the end of year function for all of our volunteers.  This is an annual event which enables us to express our deep appreciation for their fine work. During this year responsibility for the management of volunteers was passed to the Collection Management Team and so this year’s function was especially […]

PROV’s online exhibitions are back!

They’re back! PROV is currently enhancing a number of online exhibitions to provide opportunities for a richer user experience in terms of discoverability and engagement. While this is happening we want to make sure that researchers still have access to the online exhibition content. Thanks to our friends at the Internet Archive, all of PROVs […]

Shaping Up! Issue 30

Please click on the link below to access the latest issue of “Shaping Up!”, the newsletter of PROV’s Recordkeeping Standards. > “Shaping Up!” (Issue 30) Inside this issue: Access Standard and Specifications Published Control Standard and Specification Published Transfer Specification Published What about the remaining Guidelines Leadership Award for PROV Recordkeeping Standards Now for the […]

Break free this Christmas with Big M

In January 1977, the Victorian Dairy Industry Authority launched the ‘Big M’ brand for flavoured milk. Marketing included the ‘M-team’ children’s club and floats in the 1991 and 1992 Myer Christmas Parades. The 1991 parade also featured a ute carrying members of the East Side Spectres basketball team, and the ‘Spectettes’ cheerleading squad dancing to […]

PROV a winner in the Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards

2011 has been a bumper year for Public Record Office Victoria. Last Wednesday all the hard work was paid off during the annual Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards. The Awards, held at the National Gallery of Victoria, recognise excellence across the Victorian Government arts agencies and cover a wide range of categories from excellence in public […]

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