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Finding Your Story: a resource manual of the records of the Stolen Generation in Victoria is a hard-copy version of the online resource. It contains valuable information on where records are kept, how to access them, and how to understand their contents.
NOTE: This publication is soon to be superceded and is now available free of charge + delivery.
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of responsible Government in Victoria
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
A vibrant multimedia introduction to some of Victoria’s most interesting public buildings. Incorporates stories, QuicktimeVR technology, 3D modelling and film.
Features hand drawn architectural plans created by the Public Works Department and held by Public Record Office Victoria.
Public Record Office, Victoria 1990
To be read in conjunction with the List of Holdings 1985 Edition 1994 Reprint
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 ,
Private Lives, Public Records: family history resources at Public Record Office Victoria is an introduction and resource book for family historians and others interested in tracing the stories of individuals through Victoria’s government records. It combines research tips, an overview of PROV’s collection and many suggestions about how and where to find information.
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.
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.
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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.
Register of Inward Shipping and Index (Overseas + Intercolonial) Microfiche 1846-52