Letters to La Trobe (1839-51) now online
Discover Victoria's early history through these fascinating letters
Delicate hand written 19th century letters sent to Charles Joseph La Trobe are now available online for the very first time, providing a snapshot into the early years of the Victorian Colony.
It took 18 passionate volunteers, from both PROV and the La Trobe Society, six years to digitise the 170 year old documents.
Amongst the letters to La Trobe are reports about Aboriginal people from the assistant protectors, the Commandment of Native Police, magistrates and the correspondence of individual settlers.
To research the letters, search through series VPRS 19 of the PROV catalogue here.