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Tag Archives: correspondence

Archival Snapshot: The Controversial Warship Shenandoah

On the 25th of January 1865 the Confederate States Steamer C.S.S. Shenandoah arrived in Hobsons Bay, Victoria,  seeking repairs, provisions, and to land its prisoners.  The month of January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary since the arrival of C.S.S. Shenandoah.  The Shenandoah’s arrival created a great deal of controversy and raised serious diplomatic concerns.  This […]

Victoria’s Wartime Experiences as seen from the Home Front

In some respects, ANZAC Day can be a difficult anniversary for PROV to recognise.  After all, the armed forces are effectively agencies of the Commonwealth Government and so members of the public waiting to find service histories and other records about our military involvement will invariably start with our Commonwealth colleagues at the National Archives […]

Correspondence file sheds new light on Victorian Inwards Passenger Lists

Access Services Officer Christine O’Donnell recently uncovered a correspondence file that could provide new leads for those hard-to-trace ancestors. Many researchers are unable to find evidence of their ancestors’ passage to Victoria as there are gaps in the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) holdings of  Inwards Passenger Lists. VPRS 115 Inwards Correspondence [Immigration Branch] 1849-1852 […]