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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 […]

Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies now issued

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce the issue of the new Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies, which was based on the Mobile Technologies and Recordkeeping Issues Paper. The new Policy is available from the PROV website: http://prov.vic.gov.au/government/standards-and-policy/policies/mobile-technologies The use of mobile technology can improve and streamline government processes and also reduce operational costs. From […]

Vida! The Australian Suffragist Who Shook Up An Empire

It’s impossible to discuss the Australian and global suffrage movement without talking about Melbourne woman Vida Goldstein. One of the women who tirelessly traveled across Melbourne and Victoria gathering 30,000 signatures for the 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. Aimed at securing Victorian women the right to vote. The petition was the largest known petition of the […]

Ballarat Suffragette Signed Petition to Stop Alcoholism

Mary Morrison was living in Ballarat, Victoria at the time she signed the 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. It is one of Victoria’s most important public records and on display at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka from October 2014. She was born in 1863 in Morrisson’s, a small gold-mining settlement near Ballarat. Her father […]

World’s Largest Petition Of 19th Century Back In Ballarat

On 1 October, 2014,  the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) in Ballarat will publicly display the giant 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. That year, a band of extraordinary women set out to prove to the Victorian Parliament that women should have the right to vote.  Led by early women’s rights activists like Isabella Goldstein […]

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 […]

Archival Records Tell A Story of Mission Life

Victoria’s first Aboriginal missions and reserves were set up in the 1850s and 1860s by missionaries and colonial authorities. These administrators believed segregation could shield Aboriginal people from the negative effects of colonisation. Rules and regulations Rapid white settlement of the Port Phillip District from 1834 devastated the Aboriginal population. European farming on traditional lands, […]

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 […]

Victorian Electronic Records Strategy Standard Renewal – We are seeking your feedback!

Public Record Office Victoria is conducting a project to revise the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy Standard (PROS 99/007 ‘The management of electronic records’).   We are very interested in receiving your feedback on the proposals!    We are seeking comment from vendors in relation to both the Draft VERS Standards and Specifications and the Draft Tool […]

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