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  1. What Happened to the Camels of the Burke and Wills Expedition?

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 9, 2010.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Donna Bourke. by Donna Bourke Donna Bourke was raised on a property near Nathalia, in Northern Victoria. She completed a Bachelor of Education/Librarianship degree and embarked on a career teaching secondary school boys in Melbourne and Canada. Then, at a time of life when many are consolidating their careers, Donna and her partner left their…

  2. Soldier Settlement

    …ed from fighting in the First World War. With chronic trench-foot and 100 pounds in his pocket he applied to the Victorian Government for a leased block of land near Shepparton, only to face the harsh realities of life as a farmer. Known as the ‘Soldier Settlement Scheme’, 2.8 million acres of Victorian farmland was distributed among  thousands of returned soldiers. Despite this noble gesture of gratitude, and an economic boost to reg…

  3. Hamer Awards Part Three: Most Valuable Transfer to PROV

    …Public Records, presenting the award for Most Valuable Transfer to PROV to Arthur Dallas, Manager Laverton, Land Victoria, at the Sir Rupert Hamer Awards 16 May   The purpose of this category is to highlight efforts to preserve and make accessible records of a high and ongoing value to the people and State of Victoria. We would like to congratulate Land Victoria on winning the category ‘Most Valuable Transfer to PROV’ for their transfer of Crown…

  4. Ned Kelly, His Head and Me

    …pondence relating to Kelly, now online as VPRS 4965/P2, and providing assistance to research conducted by Museum Victoria regarding the fate of the Kelly armour. Over the last decade or so, scarcely a year has passed without something relating to Ned occupying a portion of my time. The enormous academic and legal interest in the Kelly story occupies a lot of my time because Public Record Office Victoria holds the world’s largest accumulation of…

  5. Remonstrances from certain inhabitants of Bendigo, VPRS 1095/P Unit 4, Bundle 1 no. 21 (January 1855)

    This resolution from Bendigo dated January 1855, documents the diggers’ disillusionment with the government’s behaviour over the whole matter of Eureka, and specifically with the decision to try men for treason. It strongly recommends a general amnesty of those involved….

  6. Bendigo Reform League call for the abandonment of the State Trial, VPRS 4066/P Unit 2, March 13 1854

    This resolution from diggers in Bendigo, dated 13 March 1855, strongly criticises the government’s handling of the State Treason Trials, and the ‘unbecoming desire for vengeance’ which this conduct demonstrated….

  7. East Street

    East Street on the PROV WIki…

  8. PROVguide 18: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

    Family History – Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Certificates of Victorian births, deaths and marriages, can be obtained from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, for a fee.  The Registry’s contact details are: Street Address 595 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria Postal Address PO Box 4332, Melbourne, VIC 3001 Telephone (Australia) 1300 369 367 (within Australia for the cost of a local call) Telephon…

  9. Volunteering

    To express an interest in volunteering at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne, please book into our next volunteer information session. Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) has a long-standing volunteer program at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne. Our volunteers work closely with historic records from our collection.  Approximately 15 individual projects are currently underway in 2014, focusing on many areas of our…

  10. 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 Pla…

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