Author: Public Record Office Victoria

We have fantastic news for researchers with an interest in the Ballarat region. Public Record Office Victoria has recently increased the amount of records available to the public which relate to Sebastopol (VA 742). Among the new records are: 

  • rate books
  • rate cards
  • change of ownership files
  • valuation notices
  • notices of supplementary valuations
  • building permit receipt books
  • Borough of Sebastopol rate books
  • rough council minutes
  • council minutes

These new records will provide invaluable accounts of different aspects of life in Sebastopol. The Ballarat region has a rich and fascinating history that rivals many, so get set to increase your wealth of knowledge on this fascinating region!

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