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Tag Archives: Records

A new system of government inquiry: what impact on record keeping?

Introduced in September this year, the Inquiries Act 2014 formally establishes three tiers of government inquiry in Victoria. The Act carries new implications for records received and created by inquiries, including a change in the agency responsible for dealing with Cabinet records. Perhaps though, what is most interesting about the regime is that it permits […]

Burning land: Victoria and bushfires

Parched land, plumes of smoke and burning embers. All of these phrases have been in the headlines in the last few weeks since the devastating fires raged to the north of Melbourne, fires which are still smouldering. These fires are not the first to cause devastation across the state as Victoria has a long history […]

Recordkeeping and the Public Records Act

Often there appears to be confusion about the drivers for keeping records and the role of the Public Records Act (PRAct). A good example of this confusion can be seen in the often repeated statement; “The Public Records Act makes public servants keep records.” Actually, the need for public servants to keep records is not […]

International Council on Archives Congress in Brisbane, this August

We’re starting to countdown for a huge archival get together at the International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress in August 2012 and we want you to get on board. This is your opportunity to rub shoulders with the world’s top archivists and listen to keynote speakers who will fill your mind with extreme knowledge of […]

Is that a British, Foreign or New Zealand Shipping List?

The original recordkeeping system that was the unassisted shipping lists 1852-1923 revealed.    If you’ve ever used our unassisted inward shipping lists, or used the online index to them, you might have wondered why the lists are arranged into sequences from British, Foreign or New Zealand ports.   It has always been at the back of […]

Chinese Language Records

Local community groups visited the Ballarat Archives Centre yesterday to take a look at the new PROV Wiki page on Chinese Language Records. The records on the Wiki page highlight the involvement of the Chinese speaking communities in the commercial and civic life of colonial Victoria. Some of the more surprising finds include a list […]