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. 

 

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.

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After hours at the Bendigo Regional Archives

An image of a piece of correspondence related to Bendigo Talk
Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

Weekday workers, the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre is making it easier for you to access local, original public records by adding an extra Reading Room day on the 24th of August for Family History Month. Join a quick introduction to BRAC at 10AM if you’re unfamiliar with the collection, or drop in any time to view all those records you’ve been waiting to see! 

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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.

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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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