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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

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View exhibitions from our collection at the Victorian Archives Centre, Old Treasury Building, online and throughout Victoria
Petition from residents of Lake Tyers Aboriginal Station, 1931 VPRS 1694/PO, unit 11, May-June 1931

Walata tyamateetj: carry knowledge

Now showing at the Victorian Archives Centre

This unique exhibition of Aboriginal records, dating back from early settlement of Victoria in the mid-1800s through to the 1960s, will be on display at the Victorian Archives Centre Gallery from 17 May to early 2015.

Visit 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. Entry is free.

Open Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm, and every 2nd and last Saturday. Learn more about this exhibition.

Photo: A petition lodged in 1931 with the Board for the Protection of Aborigines, Lake Tyers Aboriginal Station.

VPRS 1694/PO, Unit 11, May 1931-June1931.


 A black and white photo of a teacher checking his students' finger nails.

School Days: Education in Victoria

Now showing at Old Treasury Building

Be transported back to olden school days at Melbourne’s Old Treasury Building.

The School Days: Education in Victoria exhibition features classroom stories, school photographs, old text books, and memorabilia straight from the vaults of the state archives of the Public Record Office Victoria.

Through a range of nostalgic displays be reminded of the days when milk was delivered to every child and being caned was all part of a normal education.

Learn more about this exhibition. 


Bigamy, Theft and Murder: the extraordinary tale of Frederick Bailey Deeming

Visit the online exhibition


Disaster At West Gate

The West Gate Bridge Collapse of 1970
Visit the online exhibition

Eureka on Trial


Eureka on Trial

Archives of the Eureka Stockade
Visit the online exhibition

image of digitised map


Lucy: a private life revealed through public records

Visit the online exhibition


Ned Kelly

Visit the online exhibition


Tracking the Native Police

Victoria’s Aboriginal police force 1837-1852.

Visit the online exhibition

Water Stories


Water Stories

Visit the online exhibition


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