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State Bank Victoria Archives – Ephemera Collection

The State Bank Victoria Archives Ephemera Collection holds many fascinating items dating back as far as 1842 all the way to 1992. With ‘Old Stuff Day’ coming up on the 2nd of March, we thought it an excellent time to take a trip back in time with one of the boxes from this collection – […]

Proposed changes to copyright laws that affect archives and libraries

In December 2015, the Federal Department for Communications and the Arts released an Exposure Draft of an amending Bill to the Copyright Act 1968. The proposed changes would have particular implications for management and use of copyright material by archives and libraries. The consultation period upon the Exposure Draft closes on 12 February 2016. Guiding […]

PROV the magic time machine

This blog post was written by Marilyn Kenny, Public Record Office Victoria volunteer, and was originally given as a speech at the December 2015 PROV Volunteer Event.  What a great intimate gathering this is. Just the place to share a few secrets. The first is that my friends don’t understand me. “You go where?” they […]

Personal Victorian histories revealed in newly opened archives

As of the 1st of January, hundreds of records relating to Victoria’s history 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 […]

Get to know our volunteers

We are lucky at Public Record Office Victoria to work with an amazing team of volunteers. Our volunteers work closely with historic records from our collection. Our volunteers are currently working on approximately 10 projects, focusing on areas of the collection such as inquest depositions, land selection documents and public works plans. All our projects have the aim of preserving […]

Introducing the latest IM3 tool

Public Record Office Victoria has just released the latest version of IM3 (v.1.5). What is the IM3? Public Record Office Victoria developed the Information Management Maturity Measurement Tool (IM3) in 2013. Made up of a questionnaire and support documents, IM3 helps measure compliance with whole of Victorian Government Information Management (IM) standards and assess an […]

Family life on Victorian soldier settlement blocks

The Victorian Soldier Settlement Scheme was heralded as a new beginning. Servicemen and women returning from fighting in World War 1 were offered blocks of farm land to help rebuild their lives. The Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories exhibition, now showing at Old Treasury Building, uncovers the fascinating stories of these soldier settlers. Here […]

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  Cafe 99 will be closed from 3pm Fri 18 December to Tues 19 January at 8am.  Ballarat Archives CentreClosing for Chistmas 4.30pm Tues 22 DecemberReopening 9.30am Mon 4 January […]

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 […]

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