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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Archival Records Tell A Story of Mission Life

Victoria’s first Aboriginal missions and reserves were set up in the 1850s and 1860s by missionaries and colonial authorities. These administrators believed segregation could shield Aboriginal people from the negative effects of colonisation. Rules and regulations Rapid white settlement of the Port Phillip District from 1834 devastated the Aboriginal population. European farming on traditional lands, […]

History Students Dig the Archives for Soldier Stories

The Battle-To-Farm Project Public Record Office Victoria is currently digitising around 10,000 Soldier Settlement Records for the centenary commemoration of World War One. The entire collection of individual soldier settlement records helps to explain the highs and lows of the farming experience undertaken by many returned Victorian soldiers; most of the soldiers were offered leased […]

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