February 2017

Chinese Fortunes

Sat 28 Jan – Sun 25 Jun 2017

Rarely seen PROV petitions signed by early Chinese settlers are on show at the Museum of Democracy (MADE) in Ballarat.

As part of the Chinese Fortunes exhibition, about early Chinese settlers to Victoria, the archived petitions reflect the active role merchants, entrepreneurs, medical practitioners, and farmers played in developing Australia. Learn more about this exhibition. Learn more..

Volunteer at PROV

Training session this month

Interested in joining PROV's popular volunteer program? Come along to this information session on the 24 February and take the first step towards joining.

You could help digitise:  
  • Historic Plans Collection
  • Inquest Deposition Files 
  • Crown Reserves Correspondence 
Reserve your position on the volunteer information session here 

Hair: Mos to Mullets Exhibition

Final month at the VAC Gallery


Photographs of historic hairstyles from the 1880s to the present day will be on show for one more month at the VAC Gallery. 

Featuring historic hairstyles from Public Record Office Victoria’s state archival collection, the photographs take visitors down memory lane, and position the styles within their historical and social context. Learn more

Be sure to visit the VAC Gallery before the next exhibition opens in March. 

99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. 
Free Monday to Friday 9-5pm

PROV launching new website soon

Out with the old, in with the new 

Public Record Office Victoria will be retiring its current website this month. 

For the past few months Public Record Office Victoria have been testing a new beta website with the public. Thank you for your helpful feedback, we have put in place many changes and we are excited to be ready to close the current website and offer you an easier researching path. 

Try our new:

Topic and series pages with search fields 
Advanced Search 
Searching by subject with the PROVizualiser 

Event Calendar

Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria
On display until August 2017.
Old Treasury Building, Spring Street

Saturday Reading Room Open
11 February 
25 February 

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