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Author Archives: PRO_Vic

Eureka gets an online facelift

The Eureka Stockade was an eruption of suppressed anger on the Ballarat goldfields in 1854, and remains an ongoing symbol of popular protest. Arising out of an unpopular licensing scheme, the rebellion resulted in a set of even more unpopular show trials that failed to convict any of those charged.   The records that the […]

The Ministerial Forum for the Cemetery Sector

As an initiative of the Hon David Davis, Minister for Health, The Ministerial Forum for the Cemetery Sector was held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Friday 24 October, 2014. The theme of the Ministerial Forum was Heritage and Historical Linkages to Cemeteries. The main event of the day was a book launch to promote […]

PROV volunteers win Melbourne Award!

Our Public Record Office Victoria volunteers are the proud recipients of the 2014 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Corporation. The City of Melbourne’s ‘Melbourne Awards’ were held on Saturday 15 November. Volunteer Program Coordinators Jack Martin and Leigh Kinrade attended the gala event and were thrilled to accept the award on behalf […]

PROV volunteers nominated for Melbourne Award

Now in its 12th year, the Melbourne Awards were introduced by the City of Melbourne to recognise outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals who are committed to making Melbourne a unique place to live, visit and do business. The Public Record Office’s volunteer program is a finalist for the prestigious ‘Contribution to Community Award’. Our […]

Regional Rail Link preserves Footscray railway’s station heritage

Works to conserve and restore historic buildings at Footscray railway station, as part of the Regional Rail Link project, are now complete. “Restoration of the station’s heritage-listed buildings has been undertaken in a way that ensures the significant architectural features of each building remain true to the period during which they were originally constructed,” Regional Rail […]

Discover North Melbourne 1855-1905

Digitised North Melbourne rate books for 1855-1905 are now available through our online catalogue. In the nineteenth century, North Melbourne was known as the Hotham Ward of the City of Melbourne. Melbourne’s stockyards and meat markets were centered around this area and evidence of this activity survives to this day in features such as the […]

Celebrating the Arts Centre’s 30th anniversary

To celebrate the Arts Centre’s 30th anniversary we dug through our archives and came up with some gems from the last 30+ years. From original seating and lighting plans, articles announcing the opening and clippings from the first set of performances, there’s a treasure trove of history to be found – including an article on […]

History Week – Victorian Community History Award Winners 2014

Public Record Office Victoria announce the 2014 Victorian Community History Award winners 20 October, 2014 As part of History Week celebrations, Public Record Office Victoria today honours the winners of the 2014 Victorian Community History Awards. The annual Awards, funded by the Victorian government, and coordinated by the Public Record Office of Victoria recognise the […]

A Peak Inside Sister Saunders’ Scrapbook!

A Treasure Trove of memories from the Royal Children’s Hospital Recently, while digging through the archives I discovered a series of records within our health related records that took my interest.  The series is a real treasure trove and it includes Sister Dorothy Saunders’ scrapbook full of papers, trinkets and memorabilia. It offers us a […]

Recipients of Victorian Local History grants, digitising the past for the future

Brighton Southern Cross Newspaper 1914-1918 What it takes to win! Local History Grant recipients in profile The Bayside Library Service and Stonnington History Centre were both awarded Local History Grants in 2013-2014 to digitise newspapers for publishing through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s online newspaper database. The National Library of Australia undertakes paid newspaper […]

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