PROV Annual Report: 2013 - 2014
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Sailing into Melbourne
Researching the archives
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.
On 1 October, 2014, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) in Ballarat will publicly display the giant 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. That year, a band of extraordinary women set out to prove to the Victorian Parliament that women should have the right to vote. Led by early women’s rights activists like Isabella Goldstein […]Read More
A Treasure Trove of memories from the Royal Children’s Hospital Recently, while digging through the archives I discovered a series of records within our health related records that took my interest. The series is a real treasure trove and it includes Sister Dorothy Saunders’ scrapbook full of papers, trinkets and memorabilia. It offers us a […]Read More
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, […]Read More