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

Tag Archives: research

Indexing of overseas passenger lists – the end of an era

Earlier today, PROV held its annual Christmas function to recognise the magnificent achievements of our volunteers over the year.  PROV volunteers are managed by the Collection Management Team and special thanks go to our Volunteers Team Leader Leigh Kinrade for another sterling year. This year’s function was significant because it marked the end of one […]

Uncovering local history – Victorian Community History Awards

History lovers will be recognised for their ability to uncover tales within their local community by applying for the Victorian Community History Awards. The annual Awards, run by Public Record Office Victoria and presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria recognise excellence in historical research with the aim of reaching and enriching Victorians through […]

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 […]

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 […]