Land Victoria has won a Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards for their project to secure the long term preservation of historical paper records and for providing Public Record Office Victoria with digital images and indexes for future public referencing and resourcing.
Three collections of historical paper records were to be deposited to Public Record Office Victoria. The first collection was 3000 Crown field books ranging in date from 1800 to 1920. The second collection is the Put-Away Plans comprising historical Parish and Township plans and Crown survey plans. There are some 20,000 paper plans ranging in size and dating from 1800 to 1900. The third set is the current Record Plans or Parish and Township Plans. There are about 5000 paper and transparency plans ranging in date from 1890 to 2001. All of these records relate to the early surveying of Victoria, Crown subdivisions and land development of Victoria.
Many of these maps and plans will soon be available to order and view at the Victorian Archives Centre reading room in North Melbourne. To find out more about Land Victoria please visit www.land.vic.gov.au