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Christmas Closures

Visitors please note the following Christmas closures: Victorian Archives CentreClosing early 12 noon Fri 18 DecemberClosing for Christmas 3pm Thurs 24 DecemberReopening 10am Mon 4 January 2016  Ballarat Archives CentreClosing for Chistmas 4.30pm Tues 22 DecemberReopening 9.30am Mon 4 January 2016 Bendigo Regional Archives CentreClosed on Wed 2 DecemberClosing for Christmas 3pm Thurs 24 DecemberReopening 10am […]

Victorian Gold Jubilee Exhibition Anniversary

  This month marks the 114th anniversary of the commencement of the Victorian Gold Jubilee Exhibition, held at Bendigo from 13 November 1901 to 14 May 1902. Here, Dr. Michele Matthews from the Bendigo Regional Archives shares the story of the two volumes created to record the details of this exhibition, available to order and […]

Request for Feedback – Accredited and Non-Accredited Training Retention and Disposal Authorities

The PROV Appraisal and Documentation Team invites stakeholders to review two new draft Retention and Disposal Authorities (RDAs) for records related to Accredited Training functions, and Non-Accredited Training functions. The aim of the RDAs, once they are issued as Standards, is to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified time periods. Please find copies […]

Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories now open

A new exhibition about the Victorian soldier settler experience is now showing at Old Treasury Building. Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records from the state archives of Public Record Office Victoria revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience. Between 1918 and 1934 the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle some 11,000 […]

Victorian history projects honoured at the 2015 Victorian Community History Awards

A book about the life of one of Australia’s most loved gardeners and writers has been announced as the 2015 Victorian Community History Award winner at a ceremony held at the Arts Centre earlier today.   Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley by Gippsland historian Dr Meredith Fletcher was recognised as this year’s most outstanding […]

Capture Standard Refresh

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is currently reviewing its Capture Standard and associated products. Current Capture Standard documents can be found here. We’re inviting interested stakeholders to participate in the review. Consultation will take place during November and December 2015 and will likely consist of a survey or interview (approx. one hour), depending on the […]

Report finds systematic recordkeeping failures across Victorian government

Greater emphasis and investment in information management within agencies is critical to avoiding waste and loss of public confidence. Earlier this year Public Record Office Victoria, in conjunction with Landell, completed a review of the compliance of Victorian Government agencies with their records management obligations prescribed by the Public Records Act (1973).   David Brown, […]

A new exhibition is coming to Old Treasury Building

After a successful eight months of nostalgia at the Old Treasury Building, School Days: Education in Victoria is set to close in October, making way for a new exhibition from 9 November.  Soldier On:  WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records straight from our archives, revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience. The exhibition will take […]

Newly indexed “Deeds of Composition” shed light on financial dealings in Melbourne 1871-98

Melbourne ‘Deeds of Composition’ are now searchable by name, location, occupation and year thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. What are ‘Deeds of Composition’? A ‘Deed of Composition’ is the record of arrangements between insolvent debtors and their creditors in which they agree to settle for a percentage of the amounts owed. This […]

What is ‘Moveable Heritage’?

Not for sale! Limits on the international trade of records in Australia Most people in the heritage and archives community understand that Victorian public records are protected from being illegally sold or removed, damaged or destroyed. Unlike a library you cannot simply borrow a public record from our North Melbourne, nor any other, Reading Room! […]

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