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People and Parliament: Landmark Decisions 1855-2006

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of responsible Government in Victoria

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PROVENANCE: Celebrating 30 Years of the Victorian Public Records Act

Presenting research in the field of archives and records management, the annual journal Provenance provides an arena for scholarly discussion and debate. This beautiful publication was launched in 2003 as part of PROV’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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walata tyamateetj: A guide to government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia hold many government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria.  This guide is designed to help Victorian Aboriginal people find records about their family and country. It will also assist anyone researching the history and administration of Aboriginal affairs in Victoria to find relevant records.

This publication can also be downloaded in an electronic version:

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PROVENANCE: First Years of the Victorian Archives

Presenting research in the field of archives and records management, the annual journal Provenance provides an arena for scholarly discussion and debate. This beautiful publication was launched in 2003 as part of PROV’s 30th anniversary celebrations.  This second issue marks the centenary, in July 2003, of the first transfer of public records into archival custody in Victoria.

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Eureka: From the Official Records

Ian MacFarlane carefully reconstructs the events of the Ballarat Riots in 1854 and the Eureka Stockade from the records of the time. Both vivid and factual, this book is a useful resource for teaching or learning about Australia’s home-grown revolution.

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Ten Victorian Women

Ten Victorian Women
explores PROV’s records to reconstruct the lives of ordinary and not-so-ordinary Victorians. Explore these stories and pick up valuable clues and new directions to take your own research.

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A Matter of Record

A Matter of Record: a history of Public Record Office Victoria  explores the history of formal government record-keeping that culminated in the establishment of a Public Records Office in the 1970s.

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Assisted German Immigrants, Passenger Lists and Index

A list and index of passengers from Germany whose passage was assisted by the German government. The fiche are copies of PROV series VPRS 8811 and 11402.

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List of Holdings: 1985 Edition 1994 Reprint

The List of Holdings remains the primary guide to the majority of the Public Record Office’s holdings.  Users of the Public Record Office are reminded that more comprehensive information about government administration in Victoria, and inventories of records brought into custody since July 1985 are available in the Summary Guide to the Public Records of Victoria.

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Summary Guide to the Public Records of Victoria

Public Record Office, Victoria 1990

To be read in conjunction with the List of Holdings 1985 Edition 1994 Reprint

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Archival Heritage poster

This collectors edition poster is a must for lovers of Melbourne’s history.  Printed on beautiful stock, the poster would make a wonderful talking point in any classroom or home.

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Footprints: The journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper

Archival records can help Aboriginal people connect with their histories, trace the experiences of ancestors and learn about the times and places in which they lived. Footprints reveals the story of Lucy and Percy Pepper who were affected by laws and government policies that defined who was ‘Aboriginal’ and who was not in early twentieth century Victoria.

This extraordinary story of the fight for family, war and survival is told through correspondence between Percy and Lucy Pepper, government officials and Aboriginal administrators. The letters now form a part of the collections of the National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office Victoria.

Through telling the story of the Peppers, this best-selling publication illustrates many issues that Aboriginal families faced in early twentieth-century Victoria.

Format Epub – this is an ebook in epub format and requires a compatible ebook reader application on a portable device (such as iPad, other tablet computer, Kindle or Kobo), or on a laptop or desktop PC.  For laptops and desktops, there are many ebook readers available for download – for example, a free ebook reader that you can download and install easily is FBReader.

This Epublication is available from the following online retailers: Kobo , Itunes

 

Price: $9.95


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Private Lives, Public Records

Family History Resources at Public Record Office Victoria

By: Bronwyn Fensham, Barbara Wels and Kasia Zygmuntowicz

Paperback
Published: 2004

Description
Have you ever wondered about your ancestors?  How, when and why they came to Victoria, where they settled, what they did for a living? (And what is that rattling in the closet?)

The answers to these and many other questions can be found at Public Record Office Victoria (PROV).  PROV holds Victoria’s state archives, keeping the records of past generations in trust for this generation and those to come.

Private Lives, Public Records is an essential guide to navigating your way into and through PROV’s enormous collection.

Family history can be a labyrinth.  Trace your own story with confidence by following the basics of establishing your family tree, using our helpful tips and shortcuts, and reading family history case studies.  For seasoned travellers, as well as those just starting out, this book is brimming with information about popular and less well-known records on immigrations, land and housing, education, employment, health and legal issues.  It also provides tantalising glimpses of other paths to explore.

Whether your family history journey leads you down well-trodden paths or on more shadowy detours, don’t leave home without Private Lives, Public Records to show you the way.

Product Details

ISBN: 1 876677 53 8
Audience: Family historians
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 2004
Weight (kg): 0.5

Price: $10.00


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Lands Guide

The Lands Guide: a guide to finding records of Crown land at Public Record Office Victoria provides a comprehensive reference for accessing records relating to Crown land in the State of Victoria.  Combining a history of land administration with case studies and detailed ‘how-tos’, the Lands Guide provides assistance for a wide range of research interests.

The Lands Guide is available as a PDF download from this shop.  Printed paperback and CD ROM copies can be purchased from Gould Publishing.

NB: Please ensure you do not navigate away from the page before clicking the download link and ensure that your cookies are enabled as the temporary download link will not be generated and a copy of the Lands Guide will not be available.  The link also has an expiry time of 1 day and a maximum number of download attempts.  If you exceed either of these then the download will become unavailable.

Price: $19.95


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Register of Inward Shipping and Index (Overseas + Intercolonial)

Register of Inward Shipping and Index (Overseas + Intercolonial) Microfiche 1846-52

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