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Ballarat Prison Registers conservation

Conservation Between November 2015 and July 2016, The University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation undertook work on the conservation of ten of PROV’s Ballarat Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received books, or prison registers (from the series VPRS 10859). The registers date back to 1858 and cover 84 years of Ballarat history featuring […]

PROVisualizer: an interactive archival data visualisation tool

Public Record Office Victoria’s PROVisualizer tool, as far as we know, is the first interactive archival data visualisation tool in Australia. It is a handy tool to get a sense of the kinds of public records PROV holds. You can search by keyword or by government function and then click through to see the series within […]

The case of Alfred Bye

Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973, files of a personal or private nature are closed from between 75 to 99 years to prevent the violation of personal privacy. On the 1st of January 2017, another year of files was opened to the public for the first time. The following record is included in this […]

Victoria’s hidden history revealed through newly opened archives

Hundreds of historic State Government archives have been made public as part of Public Record Office Victoria’s annual opening of officially closed records. The records are of particular interest to family historians waiting on files that mention members of their family tree. Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973 files of a personal […]

1 January Section 9 record openings

Under Section 9 of the Public Records Act 1973, files of a personal or private nature are closed from between 75 to 99 years to prevent the violation of personal privacy. 2017 Section 9 record openings As of the 1st of January 2017, another year of files will be opened to the public for the […]

Women of Bendigo 1894

The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre (BRAC) holds local records from 1856 through to the 1970s including maps, plans and council correspondence. The collection also boasts a number of collections available online. BRAC’s online petitions are fascinating items that shed light on what was important to the people of Bendigo between 1870 and 1899. You can […]

VAC Gallery submissions now open

The Victorian Archives Centre Gallery is seeking images from contemporary street photographers for a new exhibition: ‘Of Kin and Kind’. They will be displayed alongside prints of Victorian historical archival images. The theme hopes to capture images of groups and communities of Victoria. We welcome creative and thoughtful interpretations of the theme; communities come in […]

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Recordkeeping standards & specifications: survey results

Recently we sent out a survey to our stakeholders seeking feedback on: the quality and usability of PROV’s Recordkeeping Standards, Specifications and guidance products how they can be improved how compliance with them can be increased. Thank you to everyone who responded. PROV intends to repeat this survey periodically to check that progress is being made and […]

Case studies in government recordkeeping

Are you interested to learn how Agriculture Victoria adopted an information management tool that allows a single point of contact to access all digital and physical records? Or maybe you’re keen to hear how the City of Casey embarked on an ambitious journey to transform information management across the organisation and move to paper independence?  […]

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