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Shire of Maldon Minute Books 1858-1995 preserved for the future

Mount Alexander Shire Council has won a 2011 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award for their project to digitise the Shire of Maldon Minute Books 1858-1995.

The minute books, classified as permanent records, were erroneously transferred to Maldon Museum and Archives Incorporated following the Maldon Shire amalgamation to Mount Alexander Shire Council in 1995. Not wanting to remove these significant records from the community, a solution was agreed upon that the museum would become an official Place of Deposit, the minute books would be sent to Public Record Office Victoria, and information would be retained for the community by microfilming and converting the records to pdf.

In this stage of the project, records from 1858-1900 have been digitised and are now in the custody of Public Record Office Victoria. The second phase of the project will commence in 2012 and will focus on digitising the remaining records dating from 1900-1995.

2 Comments to Shire of Maldon Minute Books 1858-1995 preserved for the future

  1. Judy Purkiss's Gravatar Judy Purkiss
    May 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I live in Western Australia and I’m wondering if there’s any way the Maldon minute books can be viewed for the periord1858-1861, I’m looking any mention of a Charles Pearce who was living in the Tarrengower area at the time.

    Judy Purkiss

    • ReadingRoom's Gravatar ReadingRoom
      June 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Judy
      These minutes books do not come with an index so they will require you to go through each one. Can I suggest either a relative or friend to come in and view the records once you have ordered them – VPRS 16190/P2 Units 1 & 2, or you engage a search agent from our list of experienced agents –

      Kind regards
      Reading Room