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(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

We will be closing the Reading Room at 1:30pm on Fri 19 Dec, reopening Mon 22nd at 10:00 am

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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 records about Aboriginal people, families, communities and culture.

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Finding Your MobFinding Your Mob

Researching Aboriginal family history at the Victorian Archives Centre

Public Record Office Victoria’s Koorie Records Unit  has produced a booklet for Aboriginal people researching their Victorian family history.  The booklet describes the types of records held in the collections of both Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia.  It offers advice about how to get started with family history research and explains the Koorie Reference Service available to Aboriginal people. 

To view a copy of Finding Your Mob online click here

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Our Publications

Public Record Office Victoria produces a range of print and web-based publications about the stories in our collection, how to conduct family and local history research, as well as the annual referred history journal Provenance. Our printed publications are available for purchase through our online shop. For up-to-date news, why not subscribe to one of our newsletters today! 

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