November 2014

Discovering ANZACs in Victoria

Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne, Wed 10 December 11-12pm

What was life like for Victorian WW1 soldiers when they returned from the war?

This talk analyses public records such as mental health, medical and land settlement files linked to WW1 returned soldiers. Through the records we can uncover the scale of injuries returned soldiers suffered, as well as the economic impact and farming life the soldiers faced when settled throughout regional Victoria. They provide an insight into how Australian society and the lives of these soldiers and their families were changed forever.

When: 10 December 11am
Where: Victorian Archives Centre


New collection: Digitised North Melbourne rate books now available

Download from the Public Record Office website

Rate books for North Melbourne 1855-1905 have recently been digitised with copies now available to download here.

During those years rate collectors walked the streets assessing properties and noting details of owners and tenants.

These records will be of particular interest for property researchers and for finding out about original home owners in the area.

Local History Grants

Applications close today!

This small grants program is available to community organisations to fund projects that will preserve, record or publish Victorian local history.

Requests can be up to $15,000.

Applications close 5pm Monday 10 November.

Make sure you read the online guidelines carefully before submitting your final application.

You can find all the information you need on our website.


Introduction to our online catalogue training

Get started researching our collection with this free introductory training session

    Whether you'd like to start researching your family tree or digging into the story of your property, the first step is navigating our archival collection.

    This is an introductory session to get you started on researching our collection, taking a look at simple and advanced searching methods, searching within a series, searching our online indexes, the basics of ordering records and what you can view online.

    Basic computer skills are required.  


    Victorian Community History Awards

    Congratulations to our winners!

      The Victorian Community History Awards honours Victorian community historians who have published outstanding works from 2013-2014. It was a fantastic day, with special congratulations to Anne Vale, this year's overall award winner. The full list of winners can be found on our website and photos from the day are on Flickr.

      Celebrating 30 Years

      We opened the Arts Centre archives for their 30th anniversary celebrations

        To celebrate the Arts Centre's 30th Anniversary we dug through our archives and came up with some gems from the past 30+ years.

        From original seating plans to articles announcing construction completion, there's a treasure trove of history to be found!

        You can flick through our files via our Facebook gallery.

        Keep an eye out for a great little article about the very first performance, which was put on for the construction workers and their families - or read our blog post here.


        Upcoming Events

        Saturday 8 & 29 Nov
        Victorian Archives Centre Reading Room
        North Melbourne, 99 Shiel Street
        Open Saturday


        Friday 21 Nov 11-12pm
        Free: Tour of the Archives
        North Melbourne, 99 Shiel Street


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