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Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Drowned With Gold

The Royal Charter was one of the fastest ships traveling from Liverpool to Australia during the Victorian gold rush. In August 1859 the Royal Charter passenger ship left Melbourne for Liverpool, carrying 452 men, women and children, and a cargo of gold valued at £320,000 – the equivalent of more than A$170 million today! In the […]

PROS 11/01 Storage Standard: Revised Storage Specifications Issued

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce the revision and issue of the Specifications associated with PROS 11/01 Storage Standard. Several key changes to the original Storage Specifications, which were issued in 2011, have been made, including the separation of Agency and APROSS storage requirements into two separate Specifications, and the rearrangement, amalgamation or […]

Thomas’ Map of Lost Place Names for Port Phillip

 William Thomas, Protector (1839 – 1849)  On his first morning camped with the Bunurong tribe,  in July 1839, William Thomas (Aboriginal Protector from 1839 – 1849) noted in his journal that while reading his morning Psalms the admired Aboriginal hunter Poleorong (known as Billy Lonsdale) poked his head through Thomas’ tent. Poleorong insisted on sharing […]

Request for Feedback: New Draft Guidelines to support implementation of PROS 11/01 Storage Standard

We would like to invite you to review the eight new draft Guidelines developed to assist with the implementation of the Storage Standard (PROS 11/01). Please provide any feedback to standards@prov.vic.gov.au by COB Friday 25 July 2014. Documents are available for download at the following link http://prov.vic.gov.au/government/recordkeeping-standards-project/storage-standard-review and are: PROS 11/01 G5 Shelving Guideline PROS […]

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