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Victorian Archives Centre public opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

We will be closing the Reading Room at 3pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will be re-opening at 10am on Monday 5 January 2015.

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Education

One Place, Many Stories

One Place, Many Stories imageOne Place, Many Stories is a free, cross curricular resource for grade 3-6 students. It provides students with a way to engage with the history of Victoria, Australia and beyond. The site supports the layering of historical and Google maps and allows students to create and attach their own stories, images and research to these maps. Education resources are available to support the use of this site.

 

Eureka Stockade

Eureka Flag imageThe Eureka on Trial online exhibition contains information about the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade through the use of  historical documents about this period in time. The education resources that accompany the exhibition help students in grades 5-8 to understand conditions on the goldfields, the events leading up to the stockade and the impact it had on Australia’s government.

 

Water Stories

Water imageWater Stories is an online exhibition that displays original documents, images and maps from the Victorian government archives to explore the development of Melbourne’s water systems. The education resources designed to support this online exhibition can be used with grade 5-8 students to explore a range of historical and contemporary issues surrounding water and water management.

 

Indigenous Victorians: Culture

Image of sunrise at Lake Tyers, Gunai Kurnai CountryCountry kinship identity is a short educational documentary for grade 9-10 students to develop their understanding of connection to country, kinship relationships and cultural identity. These concepts are explored through the lives of Lucy and Percy Pepper as told by their descendants. Relevant curriculum connections have been made to AusVELS, including the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

 

Indigenous Victorians: Rights

Image of Lucy Pepper and her children in the 1930's

Survival in their own land is a short educational video aimed at students in grades 9 -10. It explores the history of human rights for Aboriginal Victorians in the first part of the twentieth century through the story of Lucy and Percy Pepper and their children. Relevant curriculum connections have been made to AusVELS, including the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

 

Indigenous Victorians: WWI

Black and white photograph of Percy Pepper's regiment in World War 1This educational video, entitled Percy’s War, is designed for grade 9 -10 students to explore the role of Aboriginal Victorians in World War I through the story of Percy Pepper and his family. Relevant curriculum connections have been made to AusVELS, including the cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

 

Melbourne Zoo and You: 150 years

Bono and Suma, orang-utan twins at Melbourne Zoo in 1978Melbourne Zoo and You: 150 years is an online story available on Culture Victoria’s website, exploring the history of Melbourne Zoo from 1862 to 2012. It explores the changes in practice at the Zoo and the experiences of  its visitors over the past 150 years. The education resources designed to support this online story can be used with grade 3-10 students to explore a range of historical and contemporary issues surrounding environmental conservation.