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  1. 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…

  2. Publications

    walata tyamateetj. Just Published! A guide to government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria. walata tyamateetj is the latest publication from Public Record Office of Victoria’s Koorie Records Unit. walata tyamateetj meaning ‘carry knowledge’ in the Gunditjmara language of western Victoria is a guidebook offering a detailed listing of Aboriginal public records held in Victoria. This guidebook hopes to improve access to government record…

  3. 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…

  4. 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….

  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. East Street

    East Street on the PROV WIki…

  7. 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…

  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. Ships and Shipping

    …pping list indexes are a great place to start when you are searching for a family member who may have arrived in Victoria by boat. There are three indexes in the Shipping List series: Did the person arrive into Victoria from overseas ports beetween 1852 and 1923? Try our Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria. Did the person travel from Britain to Victoria between 1839 and 1871 through government assistance? Try our Index to Assis…

  10. About Provenance

    What does the journal publish? Provenance is a free journal published online by Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). The journal will publish peer-reviewed articles, as well as other written contributions, that contain research drawing on records in PROV’s holdings. The purpose of the journal is to foster access to PROV’s archival holdings and broaden its relevance to the wider Victorian community. The records held by PROV contain…

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