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Victorian Archives Centre public opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

We will be closing the Reading Room at 1pm on Fri 19 Dec

Tag Archives: rate books

Discover North Melbourne 1855-1905

Digitised North Melbourne rate books for 1855-1905 are now available through our online catalogue. In the nineteenth century, North Melbourne was known as the Hotham Ward of the City of Melbourne. Melbourne’s stockyards and meat markets were centered around this area and evidence of this activity survives to this day in features such as the […]

Leslie “Squizzy” Taylor – From the Archives

With the series premiere of Underbelly: Squizzy last night, Public Record Office Victoria records featured heavily throughout episode 1 and are sure to continue throughout the rest of the series given that Squizzy and his gang were located in Melbourne, Victoria. Let us share some of these records with you from last nights show. Born […]

Looking for someone? Try our Collection.

Public Record Office Victoria holds a range of historical records that can assist with looking for a person in Victoria and can help you to uncover a person’s history. As the State’s archival authority Public Record Office Victoria  holds records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities, the State’s courts, municipal councils, schools, public hospitals […]