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Monthly Archives: December, 2011

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? […]

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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