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

    …thor: paulmacgregor@diversity.org.au Abstract The level of integration of the Chinese goldmining sector into the Victorian mid-nineteenth century economy has been given little attention by historians. How much of the gold won by Chinese miners was spent in Victoria; how much was exported? Was it secreted back to China, as believed at the time, or was it used to finance trade expansion in the Asia-Pacific region? To what extent was cross-cultural…

  2. Dallong – Possum Skin Rugs:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 4, 2005.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Fred Cahir.  by Fred Cahir  Fred Cahir is a PhD candidate and Eco-Tourism teacher at the University of Ballarat. His previous publications and MA thesis have centred on the history of inter-racial relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Central Highlands Victoria in the colonial period. His PhD thesis focuses on the role…

  3. The Crown and Kangaroo Victorian Flags

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 11, 2012.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © John Rogers. by John Rogers John Rogers is the co-founder and president of Friends of the Cerberus, a not for profit community group campaigning to save the breastwork monitor warship, HMVS Cerberus, in Port Phillip Bay. John has heavily researched the career of Cerberus and the other vessels and men of Victoria’s colonial naval forces. With…

  4. The Mystery of the Cottage in Burnley Park

    …inally for a Crown lands ranger, the cottage survives today as the third oldest park keeper’s residence in Victoria. One of the Public Works Department’s ‘tiny architectural gems’, complete with early remnant elm-lined road alignment, its association with the Survey Department and Robert Hoddle links it to the very beginning of white settlement in Victoria. It is now clear that a full heritage assessment of the cottage wit…

  5. Putting Colonial Victoria on the Map:

    …cholarship, archives, migration and child welfare history. In the past, Cate has worked for Public Record Office Victoria, most recently with its Koorie Records Unit. AbstractThe University of Melbourne’s Cultural Heritage Unit has recently completed a project in partnership with Public Record Office Victoria to digitise a unique record from PROV’s collection — a 4.5 by 6 metre map of Victoria, created by the Parliament of Victo…

  6. Losing the Plot:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 10, 2011.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Jeremy Smith. by Jeremy Smith Jeremy Smith is Heritage Victoria’s senior archaeologist. He studied History and Archaeology at the University of Melbourne, and worked on the university’s expedition to the Neo‑Assyrian (Iron Age) site of Tell Ahmar in Syria from 1990 to 1993. He completed his Masters in Archaeology in 1995, and has…

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

    …es, reported to the workshop that a series of great significance to Forgotten Australians, and to the history of Victorian child welfare in general, will soon be added to PROV’s growing collection of digitised records. The Ward Registers (VPRS 4527) date back to the passage of Victoria’s first child welfare legislation, the Neglected and Criminal Children’s Act 1864.[18] They document information about children committed to the…

  8. ‘The most determined, sustained diggers’ resistance campaign':

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 8, 2009.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Anna Kyi. by Anna Kyi Anna Kyi is a historian at the Sovereign Hill Museums Association. Her articles expand on research she undertook for the redevelopment of Sovereign Hill’s Chinese Camp. Abstract In the latter half of the 1850s, Chinese in Victoria protested against unjust taxation. Although the taxes imposed on the Chinese were muc…

  9. ‘In future, only female teachers’:

    …so provides some detailed insight into the relatively under‑researched topic of Indigenous education in colonial Victoria.[4] [Rev. Friedrich and Mrs Hagenauer] [picture] a15496. Tom Humphrey [ca. 1908]. Courtesy of State Library of Victoria. Ramahyuck as a Mission School In 1859, one of the first baptisms of an Indigenous person was celebrated in the colony of Victoria. Nathanael Pepper, a Wotjobaluk youth, was baptised by Moravian missionaries…

  10. Family and Social History in Archives and Beyond

    …hom they may have been estranged. Kath was the recent recipient of the inaugural award of the Public Advocate of Victoria for her work with vulnerable Victorians in tracing aspects of their life stories. Abstract In the past, patients in mental institutions or asylums were often estranged from their families. Next of kin were often listed as ‘unknown’. In this paper I show how it is possible to reclaim lost family histories by using p…

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