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  1. State of the Goldfields

    …n the wiki and add your comments to the record discussion page using the contribute link. Unrest on the Victorian goldfields did not begin with the battle at Eureka in 1854; rather it was a tragic climax of several years of political struggle between the new and expanding mining class and the colonial representatives of the British Empire. Gold! The birth of the Colony of Victoria in 1851 was christened with the discovery of gold at Clun…

  2. Petition for Reprieve

    …as to reach Melbourne on Monday morning next. 8th November 1880. NAMES RESIDENCE Richard Morgan 27 William Street Melbourne George Holden Spring Street Melbourne Edward brusack Flinders Street Melbourne Mary Anne Stuart Elizabeth Street Melbourne John McDonald Tumat N.S.W Ruth Denelly Albeny N.S.W Thomas Fitzgerald Albury N.S.W John Shaw from Meilton America William Fletcher from Boston U.S Samuel Adams from New York U.S…

  3. PROVguide 30: Parish and Township Working Plans

    …reservations; changes to road alignments and allotment boundaries; and the sale of land. The plans cover all of Victoria, and may record information dating from the earliest European settlement up until the time of scanning (2001 – 2004). The plans were collated and digitised by the Bendigo regional land office (VA 4554 Department of Sustainability and Environment). Example record: Detail of a township working plan.  PROV, VPRS 16171/P1, Hamil…

  4. PROVguide 67: Koorie Index of Names Project

    …information researchers will need to actually order the records concerned for viewing in the reading room of the Victorian Archives Centre (VAC) at 99 Shiel Street North Melbourne. Example record An excerpt from a notice of the upcoming auction of Percy Pepper’s soldier settlement farm. To our knowledge Percy is the only Aboriginal soldier in Victoria to receive a soldier settlement block after serving in World War I. PROV, VPRS 5714/P0, Un…

  5. Koorie Index of Names

    Public Record Office Victoria created the Koorie Index of Names (KIN) project in response to recommendation 2 of the wilam naling report, which required us to ‘undertake an indexing project of all relevant Victorian records in its custody to produce an Indigenous name index.’ The project aims to improve access to records containing information about Aboriginal people held by PROV, which will not only assist Aboriginal people to find information…

  6. New South Wales Government Gazette proclamation of reward

    …EREAS Edward Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Stephen Hart, and Joseph Byrnes, have been proclaimed outlaws in the Colony of Victoria: And whereas warrants have been issued by James Barnbrick, Esq., J.P., at Wodonga, Victoria, charging Edward Kelly, Daniel Kelly, and two men whose names were then unknown, with the wilful murder of Michael Scanlon, Police constable of the colony of Victoria, and the said warrants have been duly endorsed by Captain Brownrigg,…

  7. PROVguide 51: Family History Research at PROV

    Family History – Family History Research at PROV Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) was established in 1973 as Victoria’s archival authority. It is responsible for the preservation of public records that are considered worthy of permanent retention as evidence of government policy and activity.  Public records are created by government departments and authorities, the State’s courts, municipalities, schools, public hospitals and o…

  8. PROVguide 62 – Public Transport – Railways

    Transport – Public Transport – Railways This guide to railway records held at Public Record Office Victoria is a revised version of the guide originally compiled by railway researchers M. Guiney, T. Rigg, and D. Jowett in 2002. The early development of railways in Victoria was undertaken by private enterprise.  Companies such as the Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway Company and the Melbourne, Mount Alexander, and Murray River Railway Company w…

  9. PROVguide 59: Mental Health Records

    …mental illness) and “imbeciles” and “idiots” (people with an intellectual disability).  Victoria’s lunatic asylums were also used for the containment of inebriates until the late 1880s when separate licensed retreats were established. Institutions for which records are held by Public Record Office Victoria: Ararat Asylum/Hospital for the Insane/Mental Hospital – VA 2841 Ballarat Asylum/Hospital for the Insane/Mental…

  10. Organising Australia Day in the 1970s

    …ng sure people will come – is always a challenge. One highlight of the 1978 Australia Day celebrations in Victoria was an enormous motorcade through Melbourne to accompany the unveiling of the History of Transport mural at the Spencer Street Railway Station.  The motorcade was organised through the Australia Day Council (Victoria). In 1979 a National Australia Day Committee was established to work with State and local governments to coordi…

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