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Victoria's hidden history revealed
From Mos to Mullets
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.
Conservation Between November 2015 and July 2016, The University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation undertook work on the conservation of ten of PROV’s Ballarat Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received books, or prison registers (from the series VPRS 10859). The registers date back to 1858 and cover 84 years of Ballarat history featuring […]Read More
Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973, files of a personal or private nature are closed from between 75 to 99 years to prevent the violation of personal privacy. On the 1st of January 2017, another year of files was opened to the public for the first time. The following record is included in this […]Read More
Hundreds of historic State Government archives have been made public as part of Public Record Office Victoria’s annual opening of officially closed records. The records are of particular interest to family historians waiting on files that mention members of their family tree. Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973 files of a personal […]Read More