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Category Archives: Blog & News

The Electrification of Melbourne’s Suburban Railway Network

The Electrification of Melbourne’s Suburban Railway Network “Photo Album: Electrification Scheme”     In 1919 the first Suburban Electric Train Services started in Melbourne.  At the time Melbourne was the largest city in Australia, and was the first to electrify its Train Services.  By 1923 most of the Suburban Train Services were operated by Electric […]

2014 MAY Records Management Network Meeting

The Government Services team at Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) would like to warmly invite you and your fellow record keeping and information management professionals to the next Records Management Network  (RMN) meeting. The event will take place on the 5th May 2014 at Treasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur Street Melbourne. Presentations will commence at 11:00 […]

Free Tours and Information sessions – April to June 2014

Join us on our free tours and a range of information sessions on what we do here at Public Record Office Victoria and how you can access our ever-evolving collection of records through our online catalogue.  These tours and sessions are run at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne.  ===> Transport details. […]

Reminder: Hamer Awards Nominations due 11 April

It’s the Awards season, and now that the Golden Globes and Academy Awards have been presented, the next important awards ceremony (the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards) is fast approaching. Did your agency complete a records management project in 2013 that in some way improved the business efficiency and effectiveness within your agency and […]

Entertaining for decades: The Dux Picture Theatre, Albert Park and The Block

The Block is one of Australia’s more popular television shows and this season, work has commenced on an historic property in Albert Park in Melbourne. In amongst the hype of reality television, where the contestants are being bombarded with colour swatches, door knobs and light fittings is the maiden in the story, the former Dux […]

Moomba: The Gas and Fuel Corporation in the Moomba Parades

The 2014 Moomba parade marks the 60th anniversary of this Melbourne event.  Over the years, many entertainers including glamorous floats have provided children, young and old, with memories of this special event. We have shared with you below The Corporation’s floats which won a variety of awards and commendations.  The Gas and Fuel Corporation was […]

Labour Day Closures

The Victorian Archives Centre and Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Rooms will be closed for Labour Day on Monday 10 March Reopening on Tuesday 11 March at 10am.  

Showcase Record – March 2014

Victorian Railway Employee records VPRS 13537 Employee History Sheets, Traffic/Transportation Branch circa 1910 to 1926 This series comprises self-indexed volumes containing staff record sheets of employees who worked with the Victorian Railway Traffic/Transportation Branch. The information recorded includes: Name, date and place of birth, address and qualifications Date of their appointment, Position held (porter, signalman, […]

Burning land: Victoria and bushfires

Parched land, plumes of smoke and burning embers. All of these phrases have been in the headlines in the last few weeks since the devastating fires raged to the north of Melbourne, fires which are still smouldering. These fires are not the first to cause devastation across the state as Victoria has a long history […]

New Records Transfers

The below records have been transferred into the PROV collection and are now available for ordering and viewing in our North Melbourne reading room. Controlling Agency:VA 3970 Department of Human ServicesVA 4921 Department of Health III Creating Agency:VA 2695: Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria)VPRS 17369 / P1 Central Correspondence […]

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