Last updated:

August 31, 2018

Researching the State's archival collection can be a rewarding research journey. We offer occasional tours and other events throughout the year to help you navigate archival research and find the records you're looking for. If there are no events scheduled below please check back. 

 

Time and Tide exhibition launch

black and white photo of men on a boat Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

More than 1600 negatives collected by J.B.O Hosking, Melbourne Harbour Trust Chief Engineer from 1936 to 1959, have been painstakingly indexed and digitised by our volunteers. The black and white images depict Port of Melbourne facilities and activities including the development of Appleton Dock and the evolution of the Williamstown and Port Melbourne wharfs. Five volunteers spent more than three years bringing the records to life, with two volunteers and a committee of staff curating their favourites for this photographic exhibition. 

Celebrate the launch with us this National Volunteers Week.

The exhibition will then run until September 2019.

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POD collections day

a hand pulling a box out of a filing cabinet Training
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Are you a member of a Place of Deposit (POD)? We have a special POD-only workshop coming up. This free event will provide opportunities for you to learn more about being in the POD program and managing the public records you are caring for and to meet other members of the network. Bookings essential. 

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True crime in the archives: A rare book week event

black and white photos of squizzy taylor Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Discover the stories to be found in original bound volumes from the state archives of PROV. From 150 year old Prison Registers to Police Circulars and Gazettes, this is your chance to learn about the archives and discover some of the historical crime stories they reveal. The records of Squizzy Taylor, one of Melbourne's most famous historical crime figures, will be a key focus of this special event.

Held as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week.

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Open House Melbourne

Records on a shelf Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

We are pleased to again host pre-booked tours of the Victorian Archives Centre as part of the Open House Melbourne Weekend. We will open our doors on the Saturday for booked tours only. Keep an eye on the Open House Melbourne website for all you need to know to secure your place. Bookings will open closer to the date. 

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