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  1. Lowe Kong Meng and Chinese Engagement in the International Trade of Colonial Victoria

    …inese immigrant ships arriving at Guichen Bay from Hong Kong between January 1857 and August 1863’, in ibid., pp. 379-80. [80] ‘Chinese residence tax’. [81] Rev. W Young, ‘Report on the condition of the Chinese population in Victoria, presented to both Houses of Parliament’, Victoria, 1868; reprinted in IF McLaren, The Chinese in Victoria: official reports & documents, Red Rooster Press, Melbourne, 1985, pp. 49-58. Figures in the report are…

  2. ‘She had always been a difficult case …’: Jill’s short, tragic life in Victoria’s institutions, 1952–1955

    …’ of the State of Victoria attracted an extraordinary amount of public attention between 1952 and 1955. By the time of her tragic death in September, ‘Jill’ (the pseudonym used by journalists from 1955) was well-known to the Victorian public.[2] The Victorian Government’s treatment of ‘delinquent girls’, particularly the inadequacy of the child welfare system to accommodate, let alone rehabilitate, them, was an issue that received media coverage…

  3. Dallong – Possum Skin Rugs:

    …Folder 47, James Dredge (Assistant Protector, North Eastern District), report of operations for the period 1 July 1839 – 29 February 1840. 20. William Thomas, January 1839, cited in M Cannon (ed), Historical Records of Victoria, vol. 2B, Aborigines and Protectors 1838-9, Victorian Government Printing Office, Melbourne, 1983, p. 436. 21. ‘Opossum skin rugs’, p. 314. 22. EM Curr, Recollections of squatting in Victoria from 1841…

  4. The Crown and Kangaroo Victorian Flags

    …ually a light blue. Detail from the engraving Departure of HMS Galatea from Hobson’s Bay, with the Victorian ensign flying from the foremast. The illustrated Melbourne post, 1 January 1868, image courtesy of State Library of Victoria. 1856 Victorian Flags On consulting Ian MacFarlane, an expert on the early Victorian Navy, about the gun raft flag, I was advised that Public Record Office Victoria held correspondence regarding a proposal for the…

  5. The Mystery of the Cottage in Burnley Park

    …the Survey Paddock, 6 June 1855. [26] R Haldane, The people’s force: a history of the Victoria Police, Melbourne University Press, 1986, pp. 18 and 19. [27] Victoria Police Management Services Bureau (comp.), Police in Victoria, 1836–1980, Victoria Police Force, Melbourne, 1980, p. 6. [28] PROV, VPRS 6765, p. 229. [29] The ‘survey district’ of Bourke appears to have conformed to the same boundaries as the ‘county’…

  6. Putting Colonial Victoria on the Map:

    …epresent information about both space and time. For example, new understandings of the past would be made possible by overlaying on the 1862 map information about traditional Aboriginal ownership clans and language groups in Victoria. Maps of Victoria that came into being after 1862 could also be overlaid onto the big map. TimeMap also provides a way to easily link online interactive maps with other digitised resources, so that the big map could…

  7. The Legal Profession in Colonial Victoria:

    …d to practise in the courts of the United Kingdom were entitled to admission in Victoria without further qualification.[10] The remarks here about legal education, therefore, are limited to lawyers who were first admitted in Victoria (barristers first admitted in Victoria are described as ‘colonial barristers’ in VPRS 16236). Prior to 1860, colonials were rare in the Victorian profession. However, their ranks swelled quickly in the early 1860s…

  8. Losing the Plot:

    …turbed and relocated, perhaps during the 1960s when drainage pipelines were installed across this part of the site. Image 8. Heritage Victoria exhumation work. Pit C, Layer 1, former Pentridge prison, 10 March 2009. Heritage Victoria collection. Image 9. Heritage Victoria exhumation work. Pit C, Layer 2, former Pentridge prison, 13 March 2009. Heritage Victoria collection. Pit C is likely to have been the first mass grave established at…

  9. Improving Access to Victoria’s Historical Child Welfare Records

    …FOI Act on 24 September 1994. [31] SCARC, Forgotten Australians, p. 161. [32] ibid., correspondence dated 4 February 1928. [33] ‘“Closed” Agency and General Correspondence Files (1923–1983), Public Record Office Victoria’, Find &Connect Victoria website, available at http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/vic/biogs/E000723b.htm, accessed 23 May 2013. [34] Jones, ‘Encountering the stranger’. [35] ‘Ballarat…

  10. ‘Doing their bit helping make Australia free’: mothers of Aboriginal diggers and the assertion of Indigenous rights

    …Australian Archives, Victorian Regional Office, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1993 and the recently published follow-up guide, walata tyamateetj: A guide to government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria and National Archives of Australia, North Melbourne, 2014, which can be accessed online as a PDF at…

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