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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 […]

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 3727 City of YarraVA 2494 Richmond City CouncilVPRS 12892 / P2 Voters’ Rolls, Ward Order [1870 to 1973]VPRS 12895 / P2 Rate and Valuation Register, Assessment Number Order [1963 to […]

Irish Famine Orphans

I was searching VPRS 521 (Register of Names, Particulars and Personal Descriptions of Prisoners Received 1850-1941) as an alternative method of finding Irish Famine Orphans who were convicted of a crime. The Series records Names, Ship and date of arrival into Victoria, personal description and particular scars, marks, tattoos etc. One entry caught my eye […]

Great White Fleet – 105 years on

Record of the Month – August 2013 Great White Fleet – 105 years on On the morning of 29 August 1908, sixteen white-hulled battleships carrying fourteen thousand sailors and marines of the United States’ Atlantic Fleet steamed through the Rip and into Port Phillip Bay. The ‘Great White Fleet’, as this flotilla became known, had […]

Leslie “Squizzy” Taylor – From the Archives (Pt3)

In episode 3 of Underbelly: Squizzy last night we were taken on a roller coaster ride with Squizzy and his gang in Squizzy’s quest to rule Fitzroy. And didnt the shootout at the Railway Hotel where both Henry Stokes and Harry Slater were arrested have Squizzy crouching in a corner like a scared teenager?  This […]

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2013 – Aboriginal records display

The Victorian Archives Centre is recognising and celebrating NAIDOC Week 2013 with a display of records relating to Victorian Aboriginal people taken from the collections of the Public Record Office Victoria and National Archives of Australia. This display reflects the variety of information that can be found in government records relating to Aboriginal people and […]

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