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Author Archives: Community_Archives

Crowdsourcing Local History

  “Crowdsourcing is the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of a specialized few.”Jeff Howe, contributing editor at Wired Magazine As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, Public Record Office Victoria will be holding a workshop where you can find out how you […]

What’s New on the Wiki: Property, Possums and a Protector

You’re probably wondering what on earth property, possums and a Chinese Protector could possibly have in common? These are all topics that that have been contributed recently on the PROV Wiki. Take a walk through time in East Street If you’ve ever thought about researching the history of your home a must-see is the East […]

Remembering the Caulfield Railway Disaster of 1926

On a recent Sunday afternoon I was to be found on platform four of Caulfield Railway Station in south-east Melbourne.  Not in itself unusual, but my reason for being there was pretty unique.  I was attending the unveiling of a plaque and the launching of a book commemorating the 1926 Caulfield railway disaster.  The what? […]

Main Street, Stawell by Night – Tips for Night Photography

    Main Street Stawell by night VPRS 3457/P0, Unit 101 Photographer W.J. Chapman This photograph of the Main Street in Stawell comes from a series that has recently been digitised and will soon be accessible online. The photos in the series feature local figures and landmark buildings, but for me it is the photos […]

Chinese Language Records

Local community groups visited the Ballarat Archives Centre yesterday to take a look at the new PROV Wiki page on Chinese Language Records. The records on the Wiki page highlight the involvement of the Chinese speaking communities in the commercial and civic life of colonial Victoria. Some of the more surprising finds include a list […]

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