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  1. Making Their Case:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 11, 2012.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Shurlee Swain. by Shurlee Swain Dr Shurlee Swain is a professor at Australian Catholic University. She is a social historian with a particular interest in the history of women and children. Current projects include a history of adoption in Australia, and she is the historian chief investigator working on the development of the national Find…

  2. A Case of Arson:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 11, 2012.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Mary Daley. by Mary Daley Mary Daley, in her retirement, is undertaking history research as part of a Masters Degree at La Trobe University. When learning how to work in the records at PROV, Mary found the story of the fire at Steiglitz amongst the files of capital crimes. As a fifth-generation Victorian with relatives currently living close…

  3. Victoria’s Wartime Experiences as seen from the Home Front

    …ly start with our Commonwealth colleagues at the National Archives of Australia (NAA).  Given that we share the Victorian Archives Centre Reading Room with the Victorian arm of NAA the temptation is very great for researchers wanting information about our wartime experiences to go straight to their inquiry desk.  However, depending on your interests, time spent with our collection can be quite rewarding, especially if you are prepared to dig.  In…

  4. Editorial – Provenance 2009

    …in ‘The Surveying Career of William Swan Urquhart, 1845-1864′, follows the life and work of one of Victoria’s early surveyors through correspondence and hand-drawn maps held at PROV, and Helen Dehn in ‘The Royal Oak Hotel, corner of South and Raglan Streets, Ballarat’, recounts part of Ballarat’s colourful social history through records relating to one of its busiest and well-loved hotels. Please let us know w…

  5. PROVguide 55: Land Records

    Land, Places and Local History – Land Records Public Record Office Victoria holds a wide range of records that document the administration of Crown lands in Victoria.  The main agency involved in this administration was the Department of Crown Lands and Survey (VA 538).  This PROVguide outlines how to access some of the most frequently used series regarding land selection in Victoria, and other significant land records such as the Historic Plan…

  6. PROVguide 26: Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes

    …ndexes at PROV Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes are available in PROV Reading Rooms at both the Victorian Archives Centre and the Ballarat Archives Centre at public computers. Index entries provide basic registration information, including the registration number required to order a birth, death or marriage certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages at www.bdm.vic.gov.au. Available Births, Deaths and Marriages I…

  7. Ernest Decimus Stocks, Buninyong from Bowen Hill, 1875. Reproduced with permission from the La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria

    Ernest Decimus Stocks, Buninyong from Bowen Hill, 1875. Reproduced with permission from the La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria

  8. Lucy Singer married Peter Campbell at the Presbyterian Church in Buninyong, on 28 July 1874. Marriage certificate. Reproduced with kind permission from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria

    Lucy Singer married Peter Campbell at the Presbyterian Church in Buninyong, on 28 July 1874. Marriage certificate. Reproduced with kind permission from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria

  9. The Kelly Story

    …f Ned Kelly’s life. You can also explore a selection of  documents by place.  This is a map of North-East Victoria where most of the various incidents of the Kelly Outbreak took place. The shaded sections indicate higher ground. By the 1870s, most of the lower-lying ground had been surveyed and marked out for selection. Selecting the various towns will give you access to documents associated with these areas. View Kelly Country in a larger…

  10. Royal Botanic Gardens

    …anists of the 19th century. Mueller established the Gardens’ scientific centre, The National Herbarium of Victoria, and amassed an extraordinary range of plants from every corner of the world. ST Gill, City of Melbourne from the South Bank of the Yarra Yarra looking North West. Reproduced courtesy of the La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria. Plan of the Government House reserve, Botanic Gardens, 1864. Reproduced courtesy o…

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