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  1. Feathers, fur and fun: share your Melbourne Zoo memories

    PROV VPRS 8850/P1 Unit 48 C032 – Melbourne Zoo – Various Photographs Do you have photographs or videos of your favourite moments at the Melbourne Zoo to contribute to an online exhibition?  To celebrate Melbourne Zoo’s 150th anniversary this year, Public Record Office Victoria, Culture Victoria and the Melbourne Zoo are working together to create an online story which captures the changing face of the zoo over the years. This onli…

  2. Classroom Ideas

    …Basin can be explored as the basis of persuasive writing piece or multimedia presentation through the Melbourne Zoo and You: 150 years online story. The links to Zoos Victoria’s Don’t Palm Us Off and They’re Calling on You campaigns are available through the following story pages. Students can be encouraged to get the school community involved in these programs and develop their own methods of participating and raising awarenes…

  3. Melbourne Zoo and You:150 years

    Melbourne Zoo and You: 150 years is an online story on the Culture Victoria website created by Public Record Office Victoria. The story is made up of photographs from the collections of Public Record Office Victoria, State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Zoo. The accompanying text for these images tells the story of Melbourne Zoo over its 150 year history. This online story explores the Zoo’s transformation from its early days of collec…

  4. State of the Goldfields

    …in late August and September of 1854. Hotham spoke somewhat prophetically when he wrote of his visit ‘[the Ballarat digger] will always be a lover of order and good government and, provided he is kindly treated, will be found in the path of loyalty and duty’ (VPRS 1085/P Unit 8, Despatch 112). Unfortunately, kindness and good governance were not associated with the conduct of the officials at the Ballarat Camp, and by November 1854 th…

  5. PROVguide 63 – Public Transport – Tramways

    …line Catalogue to access information about these series. Country Victoria Tramways are known to have operated in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.  Initially these systems were developed and operated by private enterprise in Geelong and Bendigo. The Ballarat system was operated by the Ballarat City Council before being taken over by private enterprise.  During the 1930s, these systems were acquired by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (VA…

  6. Gold washing from Doudiet sketchbook – coutesy of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

    Gold washing from Doudiet sketchbook – coutesy of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery…

  7. A letter from a young Englishman living in Ballarat supporting the diggers’ movement , VPRS 4066/P Unit 1, December 1854 no. 55

    …1854, and signed only ‘A Young Englishman’, emphasises the role of Englishmen in the disturbances at Ballarat, contrary to reports that it was the work of foreigners. The letter writer also stresses that it was official misgovernment that provoked anger at Eureka, particularly with regard to the handling of the Scobie murder. In very florid terms, the writer demonstrates the diggers’ love of liberty, and how the authorities at Ballar…

  8. The State Trials

    Documents Clicking on an image will open up a document in the  PROV wiki  in a new window.  We encourage you to join the wiki and add your comments to the document discussion page using the contribute link. The men who were arrested at (or near) the Eureka Stockade on the morning of 3 December 1854 were marched to the Ballarat lock-up and held until charges could be laid against them or dropped. Most of the prisoners faced t…

  9. PROVguide 4: Government Access – Ordering and Collecting Records

    …before being returned to the repository.  See below for procedures for collecting records. Collecting records – Ballarat Archives Centre Open records – Ballarat Archives Centre reading room Records will be issued only to the person who has ordered them.  Written authorisation must be provided to enable someone else to view the records you have ordered.  The person viewing records on your behalf will need to present photo ID to reading room staff…

  10. Temporary closure of Ballarat Archives Centre

    Due to the need to undertake urgent unscheduled maintenance it is necessary for us to close the Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room.  This closure will commence with immediate effect and is currently expected to follow through to Tuesday 22 May 2012. An update on the situation will be issued no later than Wednesday 23 May 2012.   Public Record Office Victoria apologises for any inconvenience experienced.  …

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