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We will be closing the Reading Room at 1pm on Fri 19 Dec

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  1. The Royal Oak Hotel, corner of South and Raglan streets, Ballarat

    …s a property manager. She moved with her husband to Beremboke in 1985 and commenced studies at the University of Ballarat, gaining degrees in librarianship, literature and history. Researching Ballarat and its social history led to an interest in family history, particularly among families who immigrated to Victoria during the1850s. Now in her 60s, Helen holds a voluntary position as research convenor for the Ballarat & District Genealogical…

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

    …now the petition from the Chinese immigrants in Victoria – with 3089 signatures including one belonging to Ballarat’s Chinese Protector, William Henry Foster – has been overlooked. 18 AC Cooke, Chinese Quarter, Ballarat, Illustrated Australian News, 18 July 1868. Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria While there are similarities in the basic arguments of both 1856 petitions, the Bendigo Chinese framed their argumen…

  3. Playing the Ghost:

    …ed in phosphorescent paint. This individual frequently patrolled the area around Sturt Street and Dana Street in Ballarat attempting to harass young women. A search of newspaper articles from this period indicates a wide-spread proliferation of ghost hoaxing, referred to as ‘playing the ghost’, between the 1870s and World War I, with a particular focus on the Ballarat region in central Victoria. This extraordinary behaviour occurred in the contex…

  4. The Curious Case of the Wollaston Affair

    …t certainly frail in health. In August 1877 a confident Edward requested a transfer to a larger centre at either Ballarat or Melbourne where he could pursue his studies for a university degree. In November he wrote again to the Department, stating his need for time for study. By December he had passed the literary section of his Certificate examination and again applied for transfer to Ballarat. Almost a year passed. By October 1878 he was fearfu…

  5. PROVguide 10: Ballarat Archives Centre Records

    …they are held.  For example, records held at the Victorian Archives Centre cannot be ordered for viewing at the Ballarat Archives Centre.  For information on BAC Reading Room Services and ordering records please consult the following guides: PROVguide 9 Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room PROVguide 19 Registering and Maintaining a Public User Account PROVguide 20 Searching for Records Online PROVguide 21 Ordering Records Below is a select list…

  6. Merely Corroborative Detail:

    …f Arts (Hons) and an MA in Australian history from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from the University of Ballarat. She is a member of the Professional Historians Association, and of Museums Australia (Vic.), and serves on the branch committee of Museums Australia (Vic.). Her doctoral thesis examined the role of the Celts in Ballarat in the second half of the nineteenth century. She is employed full time as Senior Historian at The Sovereig…

  7. Frequently Asked Questions

    …ry. Please note: records held in cold storage require 24 hours before they can be delivered to a Reading Room. Ballarat Archives Centre The Ballarat Archives Centre is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays (except for public holidays). 8 Records are delivered to the Reading Room at the Ballarat Archives Centre twice per day. Can PROV help with my family history research? There are many resources for family history research that y…

  8. 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…

  9. PROVguide 9: Ballarat Archives Centre Service Information

    Service Information – Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room Opening Hours Monday and Tuesday (except for public holidays) 9.30am to 4.30pm Location Level One, State Government Offices, Cnr Doveton and Mair Streets, Ballarat, VICTORIA 3350 Phone 1800 657 452 Tollfree throughout Australia Map Download a map to the Ballarat Archives Centre Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) was established in 1973 as Victoria’s archival author…

  10. Ballarat Collections Network

    Ballarat Collections Network was formed in 2008 to help historical, cultural and heritage groups within the City of Ballarat to work collaboratively to care for and manage their collections, share knowledge, advice and development opportunities. The network is a dynamic vehicle for historical, cultural and heritage groups within the City of Ballarat to: care for and manage the cultural heritage of the City share knowledge, advice and expertise…

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