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Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Showcase Record – January 2014

Showcase Record – January 2014 VPRS 16930: important historical pieces from the Second Boer War, including soldier’s private papers & their family member’s personal records Records relating to the early Victorian Defence forces are somewhat of a rare finding within Public Record Office Victoria’s collection. The Commonwealth assumed responsibility for all Australian defence forces from […]

Disposal Remodelling Project

After an extensive review, PROV has commenced a Disposal Remodelling Project to deliver new streamlined processes for authorising the disposal of public records.  Thirty-two recommendations have been developed to transition the disposal program over the next 2-3 years. Existing RDAs including PROS 09/05 Retention and Disposal Authority for Local Government Functions and PROS 07/01 General […]

Christmas – New Year Closures:

Our reading rooms will be closed over the Christmas – New Year break on the following dates: Victorian Archives Centre closes COB Tuesday 24 December and reopens Thursday 2 January 2014 Ballarat Archives Centre closes COB Tuesday 24 December and reopens Monday 6 January 2014 Geelong Heritage Centre closes 1.00pm Tuesday 24 December 2013 and […]

Showcase Record – Great Tobacco Scam

Texas Tobacco Plantations (QLD) Scam The King vs Charles Anthony Brough Frederick Joseph Field and Richard William Musson  – Criminal Trial Brief -VPRS 30/P0 Unit 2507 Item 153 A deal, seemingly too good to be true, usually is… In 1932 seven eager individuals were swindled into investing their money and goodwill into the ‘Texas Tobacco […]

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