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Drowned With Gold

The Royal Charter was one of the fastest ships traveling from Liverpool to Australia during the Victorian gold rush. In August 1859 the Royal Charter passenger ship left Melbourne for Liverpool, carrying 452 men, women and children, and a cargo of gold valued at £320,000 – the equivalent of more than A$170 million today! In the […]

Thomas’ Map of Lost Place Names for Port Phillip

 William Thomas, Protector (1839 – 1849)  On his first morning camped with the Bunurong tribe,  in July 1839, William Thomas (Aboriginal Protector from 1839 – 1849) noted in his journal that while reading his morning Psalms the admired Aboriginal hunter Poleorong (known as Billy Lonsdale) poked his head through Thomas’ tent. Poleorong insisted on sharing […]

Homage To A Music Star – The Palace Theatre

Just like the performers who have graced her stage, The Palace Theatre took on a myriad of identities throughout her 154 years of operation, experiencing arson, the depression, the ‘talkies’, musical theatre and some of the best live music acts from Australia and abroad. Sadly, at the end of May, the Palace Theatre had her […]

Current challenges of recordkeeping

This blog post from Thinking Records explores the challenges of records management in modern organisations. The blog post identifies that the key issue for recordkeepers is the tension between the need for stable records management and the need to keep technology up to date. This need is not an Information Communication Technology demand for the […]

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2014 Privacy Law Reform

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Privacy Amendment Act) introduced significant changes to the Privacy Act. These changes commenced on 12 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment Act enhances the protection of privacy in Australia.   For more information please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s privacy law reform page  http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform So how […]

Information Management Maturity Measure Tool – IM3

In November 2013, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) proudly launched the Information Management Maturity Measurement Tool – IM3. The tool is designed for users to assess their agency or organisation’s level of Information Maturity (IM). Since its launch the tool has been very well received and attracted a great deal of positive feedback. Users have […]

Reviewing Our Collection

As part of its routine collection management program, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is reviewing its collection of physical records held at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne. We will be looking at our existing collection to ensure that we are retaining only those records of permanent value to the State and people of […]

Transforming our online engagement

Imagine, one day in the not too distant future: you visit the PROV home page to undertake your research, or to find recordkeeping policy advice on a particular topic.  Instead of being presented with a screen full of links that direct you down a multitude of rabbit holes you see a simple, Google-like search box. […]

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. VA 4952: Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation VA 4953 Charlton Waterworks Trust VPRS 16941 / P1 Meeting Minutes [1898 to 1907] VA 1977 Edenhope Sewerage Authority VPRS 16942 / P1 Meeting […]

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