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. 

 

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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National Family History Month Launch

black and white image of a woman Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

National Family History Month is held in Australia every August, an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations. The opening ceremony will be co-hosted by PROV with the National Archives of Australia at the Victorian Archives Centre. Bookings essential. 

FREE
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Docklands history group

colour photo of ship on the harbour Talk
Library at the Dock
107 Victoria Harbour
Promenade, Docklands

The changes at Docklands have held fascination for many people in recent times. Learn about the records in our collection that document these changes at an upcoming event at the Library at the Dock, Tuesday 13 August at 6pm.

FREE
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Untimely Ends: Using Inquests for Family and Local History

Crime scene photo Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Presented by the Melbourne History Workshop under the direction of Professor Andrew May, this session will provide guidance into using inquests as sources of social history and explore the ways in which inquest records can inform us about individual life stories, social networks, working conditions, transport, cultural and religious mores, and many other aspects of everyday domestic life.

FREE
FREE
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Melbourne’s lost Blue Lake: Shaping stories of place into sound

Historic Photo of the Blue Lake site Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Join podcast makers David Sornig (author of Blue Lake), Cynthia Troup (writer) and Miyuki Jokiranta (ABC producer) for an evening of conversation and immersion in storytelling through sound. Learn how records of place, as held by Public Record Office Victoria’s collection, have been transformed into Blue Lake - Finding Dudley Flats, a compelling podcast produced for ABC RN’s The History Listen.

FREE
FREE
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Madame Brussels’ Melbourne: A Melbourne Writers Festival event

19th century portrait photograph Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Archaeologist Sarah Hayes and historian Barbara Minchinton discuss their research on Little Lon, Melbourne's sex work precinct of the 19th century. Utilising archives and artefacts, they share what is known about its brothels, sex workers and the elusive Madame Brussels.

 

$25 / $19
$25 / $19
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