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Two special events in April & May

Readers of the KRU newsletter are invited to two special events taking place in the next month, hosted by Public Record Office Victoria & National Archives of Australia:

A panel exploring Adoption and Wardship records is taking place in Ballarat on the 22nd of April, and here at the Victorian Archives Centre we'll be hosting our annual Dig the Archives Open Day on Saturday the 2nd of May.


Adoption & Wardship

Using Ballarat's resources to trace family

Are you interested in learning more about the records and resources available to help you research adoption and wardship in Ballarat?

Join us at the Museum of Australian Democracy Eureka on the 22nd of April for a panel on how to research family and personal history.

Grace Baliviera from the Koorie Records Unit will be discussing how records at PROV and NAA can help you trace your family story.

Information about a range of support organisations that can help you with your research will also be available after the presentations for consultation.


Dig the Archives at the Victorian Archives Centre Open Day

Registrations are now open for this May event


The Victorian Archives Centre is opening its doors and inviting everyone to Dig the Archives on our annual open day. Come along on the 2nd of May to hear fascinating talks, take tours and training sessions about archival discoveries.

Guest speakers include journalist and author Gideon Haigh,'s Ben Mercer, author and historian Liz Rushen, along with plenty other research specialists and story tellers.

This event is free and only comes round once a year.

What else is on at PROV?

Calendar of events

We will be closed on ANZAC Day

Wednesday 22 April 10-1pm
Adoption & Wardship
MADE, 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat

Tuesday 28 April 11-12pm
School Days Floor Talk:
'Migrant Education' with D. Robertson

Old Treasury Building
Melbourne, Spring Street

Note: there are no bookings required for the School Days Floor Talks at Old Treasury Building.

Connect with us!

Thursday 23 April 11-12pm
FREE: Tour of the Archives
North Melbourne, 99 Shiel Street

Thursday 23 April 1-2pm
Free: Digging Deeper Info Session
North Melbourne, 99 Shiel Street

Saturday 2 May 10am-4.30pm
Free: Dig the Archives
North Melbourne, 99 Shiel Street

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