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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 1:00pm on Fri 19 Dec, reopening Mon 22nd at 10:00 am

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The Kelly Story

A short version of the story of Ned Kelly, with links to documents that the story is drawn from can be found in the left hand menu. These pages will help you understand and explore the events of Ned Kelly’s life.

You can also explore a selection of  documents by place.  This is a map of North-East Victoria where most of the various incidents of the Kelly Outbreak took place. The shaded sections indicate higher ground. By the 1870s, most of the lower-lying ground had been surveyed and marked out for selection. Selecting the various towns will give you access to documents associated with these areas.


View Kelly Country in a larger map

Additonal online resources are available at:

National Museum of Australia

e.g. Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia

Culture Victoria aims to deliver access to Victorian cultural collections through:

  • stories that showcase the richness and diversity of Victoria
  • a collections search across the websites and databases of Victorian collecting organisations
  • information on over 700 places in Victoria the hold publicly accessible collections

e.g. Ned Kelly – Education Resources

Trove is a discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide by returning results across a broad range of media including books, maps, photographs, newspapers, videos, music, journals, articles, archived websites, and datasets.

e.g. search result for ‘ned kelly’

PROVchannel on youtube is the video podcasting service of Public Record Office Victoria, the state records authority of the State of Victoria

e.g. http://youtu.be/Cc02jZ30XKA

Ned’s Head documentary viewable on the SBS website

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