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Projects underway

Below is a list of digitising projects we are working on at the moment. Our catalogue ‘Access the Collection’ has more information on the records and any images that we have published to date.


VPRS 19 Inward Registered Correspondence, Superintendent Port Phillip District (1839 – 1851)

Detail of header from one of the letters in La Trobe's correspondence.Partnership with the C J La Trobe Society supported by a grant from the R E Ross Trust. Records are inward registered correspondence to La Trobe in his role as the Superintendent of Port Phillip District.


VPRS 8168 Historic Plan Collection (1802 – 1963)

Detail from the Victorian Geological Survey maps showing North Melbourne.Completed categories can be browsed through the Historic Plan Collectionentry in our online catalogue. Approximately 9,000 plans are arranged in categories and will be published progressively.


VPRS 5/P0 Outward Registered Correspondence to Surveyor General, (1836-1848)

Correspondence from the Surveyor-General’s Department in Melbourne to the Surveyor-General in Sydney, from before the formation of Victoria as a separate colony.


VPRS 24/P0 Inquests, Supreme Court of Victoria (1840-1925)

Volunteers for FamilySearch digitised our collection of pre-1925 inquest records. 


VPRS 95/P0 Inward Correspondence, Commissioner of Crown Lands Westernport (1841-1856)

This correspondence covers the granting and settling of Crown lands around the new colony.