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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 […]

Sir Rupert Hamer Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards are now open to government agencies or approved Places of Deposit. The Sir Rupert Hamer Awards are held annually to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector. The Awards are proudly offered through the Public Records Advisory Council and the […]

PROV Highly Commended at Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards

The hard work and dedication of Public Record Office Victoria’s staff and volunteers was recognised at the Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards last night. The Awards, held at the State Library of Victoria, recognise the outstanding achievements of Victorian Government arts agencies and cover a wide range of categories from excellence in public programs through to […]

Showcase Record – February 2014

The “Gentle Sex” – Women convicted of Murder VPRS 264 and VPRS 1100 consist of files compiled to assist the Governor in deciding whether the royal prerogative of mercy should be applied to persons convicted of a capital offence and given the mandatory death sentence (although some offenders, notably those under 21 years of age […]

Learning for fun: Massive Open Online Courses

The concept of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been around since 2008.  Although certain limitations preclude them from fully replacing formal training and education, these courses have significantly expanded over the years.   For example, according to one site, Open Colleges, there are at least 50 of such MOOC sites available that provide free […]

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 5001 Department of State Development, Business and InnovationVPRS 16772 / P2 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number SystemVPRS 16771 / P2 General Correspondence Files, Single Number System

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. Melbourne City Council (MCC) VA 511(VA 3992) 1996 Melbourne Olympic Bid CommitteeVPRS 16623 / P2 General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System, Melbourne Olympic Bid Committee [1988 to 1990] VPRS 17294 / […]

New Recordkeeping Survey

A key aspect of the work undertaken by Standards and Policy team at PROV is the delivery to our stakeholders of key information about best practice recordkeeping.  To this end, we are reviewing the communication mechanisms that we currently use.  You will find below a short survey that focuses primarily around the channels used to […]

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