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  1. Playing the Ghost:

    …the Pagan Revival, Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay: a Case Study in Local Folklore and Snarls from the Tea-Tree: Victoria’s Big Cat Folklore. Author email: d.waldron@federation.edu.au Abstract On the night of Wednesday 29 May 1895, two young ladies were approached by a spectral figure clad in black robes, with arms and face covered in phosphorescent paint. This individual frequently patrolled the area around Sturt Street and Dana Street in Ballara…

  2. The surveying career of William Swan Urquhart, 1845-1864

    …smith entitled ‘Trigonometrical Survey of the Gold Bearing Region near Mount Alexander in the Province of Victoria, Australia by W.S. Urquhart, Depy. Survr. Genl’.31 The Victorian Government would have sent Urquhart’s tracings to Arrowsmith, a renowned English geographer and mapmaker based in London. Bendigo gold fields, PROV, VPRS 8168/P2, Unit 1970, Goldfields 19A Mt Alexander Goldfields District Surveyor 1853-1864 Urquha…

  3. Mud, Sludge and Town Water:

    …ne such petition, held at the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre, was composed by the Chinese market gardeners of Bendigo in 1899. The purpose of the petition was to ask the city’s mayor and councillors to provide better lighting at the fruit and vegetable market.[5] The four Black Lead petitions similarly show local Chinese residents dealing in municipal politics. The petitions help us to understand the experience of Chinese residents on the Victo…

  4. Court records and cultural landscapes:

    …Golden Dragon. 2 The purpose of the field trip was to interpret historical locations relating to the Chinese in Victoria and to evaluate cultural landscape analysis as a tool of historical inquiry. Cutting a path across the state, the group examined sites ranging from the highly interpreted Gum San Centre in Ararat and Golden Dragon Museum in Bendigo to the remnant mining landscape of Vaughan Springs and the Chinese Graveyard in the Buckland Rive…

  5. A Jewellery Manufactory in Melbourne:

    …ad not yet been discovered. It was a city that was neither lighted, paved, nor drained, excepting for Elizabeth-street, a perpetual torrent in which there had been drownings. The streets were bordered by mainly wooden tenements. He hoped that the following years would bring a more prosperous condition than in the past. Walsh then raised his glass to Mr Rosenthal, ‘the beau ideal of a Victorian merchant’.13 Mr Samuel (sic) Aronson, his…

  6. Victoria Police Involvement in the Infant Life Protection Act 1893-1908

    …where a baby farmer had been implicated in the deaths of a number of children, as a cause for urgent action in Victoria. Two months later he asked pointedly, ‘How much longer is the public to wait?’ 8 The answer was shortly forthcoming, with the regulations being gazetted on 9 January 1893. 9 Under these regulations, registers of premises used by nurses were to be kept at major police stations: Russell Street in Melbourne, and in thi…

  7. In Pursuit of the Kelly Reward:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 10, 2011.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Brett Wright. by Brett Wright Brett Wright is an undergraduate student majoring in history at the University of Melbourne. He is a former journalist who worked in police rounds for the Sydney morning herald and The Age in the 1980s. In 2010 he won the Mary O’Donoghue Prize for Irish Studies, awarded by the Faculty of Arts, University of Melb…

  8. The case of Peter Mungett:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 8, 2009.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Fred Cahir and Ian D Clark. by Fred Cahir and Ian D Clark Dr Fred Cahir is a lecturer in the School of Behavioural Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ballarat. Fred has a Masters and Doctorate in Victorian Aboriginal history and was the recepient of the Australian Historical Association’s Alan Martin Award in 2008 for h…

  9. The Best Time of their Lives:

    …ellow in that University’s Cultural Heritage Unit. Judith has written commissioned histories on the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, Port Melbourne, St Kilda Road, Collins Street, and the Montefiore Homes, and is currently researching the history of Prahran Technical School for the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute, to be published as Design for living: a history of Prahran Tech in 2007. In 2005 she curated an exhibition ‘His…

  10. Her Majesty’s Collingwood Stockade:

    …17;s earliest penal institutions — the Collingwood Stockade. Today, North Carlton’s rows of elegant Victorian terrace housing and wide streets now cover the district’s early history as the site of one of the Colony’s largest prisons. The stockade’s register of ‘Personal Description of Prisoners Received Collingwood Stockade 1856′, held at Public Record Office Victoria, provides a fascinating documentary a…

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