THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS OF SEEING PART of this vast collection of Victorian government records including from home.
Here is a link to a selection of their art deco travel posters.
You can visit the Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, Melbourne. There are a number of permanent exhibitions and the latest exhibition from the PROV, ‘School days’.
The ‘School Days: Education in Victoria’ exhibition features classroom stories, school photographs, old text books, and memorabilia straight from the vaults of the state archives of the Public Record Office Victoria.
Through a range of nostalgic displays be reminded of the days when milk was delivered to every child and being caned was all part of a normal education.
See how Victorian education has changed since 1872 when Victoria became the first state to establish a public school system based on the principles of free, secular and compulsory education.
The museum is open Sunday to Friday (closed every Saturday), 10am-4pm, and entry is free.
Monthly information seminars
These are held in North Melbourne and advise how to make best use of the PRO. The sessions are free but booking is required.
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