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Crime Writing Panel: Find Your Black Sheep in the Archives

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Letters to La Trobe now online

discover the letters sent to La Trobe 1839-51

Did you miss our 'Transporting Art' exhibition?

You can now view it online!

Celebrating 'Old Stuff Day' at the archives

State Bank Ephemera Collection

Nominations now open for the 2016 Sir Rupert Hamer Awards

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Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State’s courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.

The records date from the establishment of the Port Phillip District in the mid 1830s right through to today and include information relating to areas of activity managed or regulated by government such as the administration of justice, immigration, health and welfare, land, education, Indigenous communities, planning, transport, and resource management.

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Bendigo Library Heritage Discovery Week

The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre is planning a week of talks, tours and workshops as part of Bendigo Library’s Heritage Discovery Week.  The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre is a grassroots historical archives centre, where visitors can view and use original historical records in person. Take a tour of the archives, discover what secrets lie amongst […]

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Hazel Edwards’ 13 tips for historians marketing a memoir

Hazel Edwards is coming back to the Victorian Archives Centre this June to teach us all how to write a ‘non-boring’ memoir. Here she’s given us a sneak preview into some of her tips for what to do once your memoir is published.  13 Tips for Family Historians Marketing a Memoir: Family historians or ‘genis’ have special […]

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Citizens build Bendigo in the 1870s

You may think of gravel on roads, kerbs, and the establishment of footpaths as menial tasks and not exciting to research as historical subject matter. However, examining petitions on such issues can take your research far beyond the construction of a simple footbridge. You can map the establishment of a town, question the path of […]

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