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(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

We will be closing the Reading Room at 1:30pm on Fri 19 Dec, reopening Mon 22nd at 10:00 am

Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Researching the medical career of Sir Ernest Edward “Weary” Dunlop

The PROV Collection has records related directly to Dunlop’s pharmaceutical studies in the 1920s, which he completed before turning to medicine. They show us a fragment of this great man’s beginnings; in a field that would have him help over a thousand Australian soldiers facing dire and often hopeless conditions. After finishing his studies at […]

Organising Australia Day in the 1970s

Organising a party – coming up with good ideas, making sure people will come – is always a challenge. One highlight of the 1978 Australia Day celebrations in Victoria was an enormous motorcade through Melbourne to accompany the unveiling of the History of Transport mural at the Spencer Street Railway Station.  The motorcade was organised […]

The annual opening of historical records… what will be discovered in 2012?

2012 has now commenced and with it a range of records previously closed to public inspection under Section 9 of the Public Records Act are now available.  View the full list of newly opened records here. The annual opening of these records is a routine piece of work undertaken by the Collection Management Team, albeit […]

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