Author: Tara Oldfield
Senior Communications Advisor
New records recently added to our collection include audit reports to Parliament, now available online as PDFs; records of the Bendigo Health Care Group, now available to order for viewing at the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre; and historic topographic maps.
Bendigo health care records
Regional records of Bendigo Health Care Group, Bendigo Hospital, Anne Caudle Cantre, Department of Industrial and Reformatory Schools, Bendigo Receiving Ward, Bendigo Courts, Hospitals and Charities Commission and Health Commission of Victoria have recently been transferred to the PROV collection and are now being held at the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre. The transfer includes annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and patient records from as early as 1854 through to 2017.
Performance and assurance audit reports to Parliament
Audit Reports from the Office of the Auditor-General (also known as the Audit Office) dating back to 1981 are now available to download. A performance audit evaluates whether an organisation or government program is performing economically, efficiently and in compliance with all relevant legislation. These audit reports are the final records of the audit detailing findings and recommendations. They are tabled in Parliament and are used to highlight any issues of significance to the community and recommended change. Included in the series is the 1997 Schools of the Future Report, 2002 Management of Roads by Local Government Report, and 2010 Access the Ambulance Services Report. View the series VPRS 18552.
State finances and financial audit reports to Parliament
Also from the Office of the Auditor General is a series of financial audit reports to Parliament dating back to 1956, either on the financial position of the Victoria or of other public sector entities. These records contain an audit summary, a financial report, result and an opinion statement. Reports include Annual Treasurers Statements, 1982 Works Contract Overview, 1991 Report on Ministerial Portfolios, and 2001 Report of Public Sector Agencies. View the series VPRS 18553.
Historic topographic maps
Maps recently added to our collection include more than 800 Vicmap topographic maps featuring transport, hydrology, vegetation, and administrative information from 1974 to 1994. They also depict watercourses, vehicular tracks, contour lines, homesteads and mountain peaks, roads, built up areas, fence lines, towers, airstrips, and park boundaries. Example locations include Hawkesdale, Moyne River, Port Fairy, Hamilton, Terang, Geelong, Swan Hill, Maryborough and Talbot. View the series VPRS 19124.
In addition to these recent transfers, in December we were pleased to announce the addition to our collection of Land Victoria records of the Registrar-General’s Office. Learn more about this transfer in this blog post by Samantha Courtier, Land records of historical significance.
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