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For all media enquiries please contact Ali Webb, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

media@prov.vic.gov.au
T: +61 3 9348 5709

> Victorian Community History Award winner announced!

20 October 2014  The Victorian Community History Awards were held at the State Library of Victoria today. Special guest speakers included Hon Andrea Coote MLC and Gideon Haigh.

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> Sir Rupert Hamer Award Winners

23 May 2014 Last night at Queens Hall, winners of the Sir Rupert Hamer Awards were announced.

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> Sailing into Melbourne at the Old Treasury Building

21 Mqy 2014  Tales of epic sales, a new exhibition exploring the history of Melbourne’s port is set to open at the Old Treasury Building on Monday 2 June.

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> $350,000 to preserve and share local history

22 May 2014 Sixty-three Victorian community groups, ranging from schools and libraries to sporting clubs and museums, will shine a light on Victoria’s history thanks to support provided under the latest round of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Local History Grants Program.

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> Come and Dig the Archives at our open day!

15 April 2014  On Saturday 17 May the Victorian Archives Centre will open its doors, inviting you to Dig the Archives and explore its vast collection of historical records as part of its open day.

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> Call for entries for the Victorian Community History Awards 2014

8 April 2014  Entries are now open for history enthusiasts to submit their projects for the annual Victorian Community History Awards.

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> walata tyamateetj launced today

8 April 2014  Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia launched walata tyamatetej, a new guide to government records about Aboriginal people today at the Victorian Archives Centre.

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> All that Jazz - new role for Victorian Jazz Archive

The important work of the Victorian Jazz Archive has been recognised with the announcement by Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria MP, that the museum has been appointed to Public Record Office Victoria’s Places of Deposit network.

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> Victorian Community History Award Winners 2013

21 October 2013 The annual Victorian Community History Awards were announced today! Check out the winners list and media release attached.
MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Rebecca Young, Public Record Office Victoria 03 9348 5709 / 0418 698 364 / media@prov.vic.gov.au

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> Local History Grants

11 September 2013

The Hon Heidi Victoria MP, Minister for the Arts has announced the opening of the Local History Grants Program for 2013-2014.

Applications for the Local History Grants Program will close on Monday 11 November 2013.

Visit prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/grants-awards/local-history-grants for application forms, guidelines and further information, as well as details of previously funded local history projects.

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> Post Graduate Research Partnership

28 August 2013

Public Record Office Victoria and Ballarat University sign a major research initiative to support post graduate Australian history students.

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> Public Record Office Victoria signs Partnership Agreement with Link Up Victoria

On 20 June 2013 Public Record Office and Link Up Victoria (under the auspices of The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency) signed a Partnership Agreement. The agreement cements the commitment of both organisations to work together to ensure the needs of the Stolen Generations are met.

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> Local HIstory Grants

6 June 2013
The Hon Heidi Victoria MP and Minister for the Arts announces the 2012-2013 Local History Grants Program winners.

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> Bendigo Archives Centre Recognised for Innovative Partnership

1 March 2013

A unique partnership between Public Record Office Victoria, the City of Greater Bendigo and the Goldfields Library Corporation has been recognised for innovation and leadership at this week’s Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria awards.

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> Newly opened records provide a glimpse into Victoria's past

2 Jan 2013

Hundreds of records relating to Victoria’s history have been made accessible this week as part of Public Record Office Victoria’s annual opening of officially closed records. The newly opened records have been closed for a period of time due to their subject matter.

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> Melbourne's favourite transport icon takes centre stage

4 December 2012

One of Melbourne’s most famous icons, the tram, will take centre stage in a new exhibition opening this December, exploring the history and style of our favourite mode of transport.

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> Premier congratulates community history winners

26 October 2012 Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu has congratulated the group of history-making Victorians who were this week honoured at the 2012 Victorian Community History Awards.

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> Melbourne’s tram past rattles the Old Treasury Building

9 October 2012

Rarely seen historic tram images, footage including a documentary of a cable tram rattling through the city’s streets in 1910 and tram memorabilia such as conductors’ bags and uniforms are some of the gems on display in a new exhibition, Trams: Moving Pictures at the Old Treasury Building.

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> History on the move: New home for 3.8 million land title records

2 October 2012 A milestone in Victoria’s property history took place today when the first of 3.8 million paper land title records are transferred from Land Victoria to Public Record Office Victoria. Land Victoria Registrar of Titles Chris McRae said today that these historical property titles represent the single most valuable possession generations of Victorian families would own.

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> History-making grants now available to community groups

10 September 2012
Community groups across Victoria are invited to apply for a share in $350,000 in grants for projects that preserve and share stories of our past.

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> Historical collections make a Footprint in e-publishing

26 June 2012
One of the most powerful stories of hardship, resilience, sorrow and loss based on a personal recollection of an Aboriginal family’s struggle for survival has been made into an e-book, offering a different view into Victoria’s historical past.

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> Uncover local history

21 June 2012
History lovers will be recognised for their ability to uncover tales within their local community by applying for the Victorian Community History Awards.

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> We saw the Queen

12 June 2012

The Victorian Archives Centre salutes the Queen this winter celebrating Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

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> Sir Rupert Hamer Awards... and the winners are

18 May 2012
The recordkeeping industry’s night of nights has recognised extraordinary and innovative talent amongst records management in the public and community sectors during the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards last night.

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> Latest grants to help Victorians make history

14 May 2012

Fifty-eight Victorian community groups will undertake important local history projects this year thanks to more than $340,000 in grants through the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants program.

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> From the Premier's Office: Golden Oldie: Old Treasury Building celebrates 150 years

17 April 2012 Premier and Minister for the Arts, Ted Baillieu visited Old Treasury Building to mark its 150th anniversary.

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> Shake Your Family Tree Day 2012

Tuesday 13 March The National Archives of Australia is encouraging Victorians to ‘byte’ into their family tree at the annual Shake Your Family Tree day which will be held at the Victorian Archives Centre on Saturday 31 March.

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> Celebrating Women in History

28 February 2012

Throughout March, the Victorian Archives Centre will be celebrating Women’s History Month through a range of programs and events looking at historical female figures who paved the way for women of Victoria today.
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> Golden Oldie - Old Treasury Building celebrates 150 years

31 January 2012

It was the gold rush in colonial Victoria that spurred the 1858–1862 construction of a Treasury Building in Melbourne. 150 years on, the heritage listed Old Treasury Building remains one of Melbourne’s most iconic and historically significant public buildings.
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> New record openings in 2012

Every year on January 1, Public Record Office Victoria staff open boxes of records that have not been seen for up to 99 years. View the full list of new openings here. There is much to be discovered in 2012!

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> A summer of cossies, togs and bathers

10 November 2011 An extraordinary exhibition highlighting Australia’s fascination with the sun and sea will return to Melbourne this summer. Summers Past: Golden Days in the Sun 1950–1970 explores our enduring love affair of all things summer, invoking memories of carefree sunny days at the beach in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

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> Preserving Koorie Culture

3 November 2011 Victoria’s leading experts on Indigenous records and cultural collections will provide a rare insight into researching Koorie family history in a special two-day workshop on preserving community and culture.

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> Winners of the Victorian Community History Awards announced

26 October 2011 A book about influential women in Melbourne’s history, an illustrated walking tour of historic Maldon, an exhibition about Melbourne’s Yiddish community and a recreated map of routes used to cross the Bass Strait in the early 1800s, are among the winners of the 2011 Victorian Community History Awards.

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> Applications open for $350,000 Local History Grants

Applications are now open for Public Record Office Victoria’s annual $350,000 local history grants.

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> $39,000 for Victorian Aboriginal groups to preserve their history

Public Record Office Victoria and Aboriginal Affairs Victoria have awarded $39,000 in funding to Victorian Aboriginal groups to preserve and share this stories and culture.

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> 81 community groups to share in $355,000

1 July 2011 Eighty-one community groups across Victoria will share in $355,000 in grants from the Victorian Government to help record and preserve their local stories and share them with future generations.

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> $20,000 prize pool for Victorian Community History Awards

28 June 2011 The prize money for the Victorian Community History Awards, now in their thirteenth year, has been doubled in all categories – bringing the total prize pool to $20,000. Applications close Friday 19 August.

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> $1.83M Archives Centre opens in Bendigo

16 June 2011 The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre is set to be home to public records including records created by government departments and authorities, courts, municipalities, public hospitals and other public offices.

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> Sir Ruper Hamer Records Management Awards 2011

31 May 2011 Outstanding, innovative records management in the public and community sectors were recognised at the annual Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards ceremony held on Thursday 19 May at Queens Hall, Parliament House.

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> Cartoonists go behind the lines at Old Treasury Building

17 May 2011 Through the eyes of Australia’s top cartoonists, a National Museum of Australia exhibition captures the twists and turns of another eventful year in Australian politics. The exhibition opens at the Old Treasury Building on the 29th May 2011.

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