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Public Record Office Victoria North Melbourne, Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold approximately 100kms of records from the mid 1830s to today, which we manage for use by the Government and people of Victoria.

The Collection includes memories of events and decisions great and small that have shaped the history of the Colony and State of Victoria, as well as records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and more.

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99 Shiel Street North Melbourne Victoria 3051
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+61 393485600

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10:00am - 4:30pm

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Location

99 Shiel Street North Melbourne Victoria

Victorian State Government records from 1836 onwards. Original records including rate records, shipping lists, will and probate records, inquest records, maps and plans.

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Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold approximately 100kms of records from the mid 1830s to today which we manage for use by the Government and people of Victoria.

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92 items

Report

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robert rede
attack

Eureka Stockade:Resident Commsisioner Rede’s description of the stockade (written on the day before the attack)

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Brief for the Prosecution

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trial

Eureka Stockade:Brief for the Prosecution, Case no.16, Criminal Sessions Melbourne

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VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

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Despatch

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official tour
gold tax
james scobie
charles hotham

Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham comments on the Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the management of the Gold Fields of Victoria

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VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Brief for the Prosecution

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trial
henry seekamp

Eureka Stockade:Brief for the Prosecution against Henry Seekamp (Seditious libel)

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VA 667 Office of the Victorian Government Solicitor (previously known as the Office of the Crown Solicitor)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

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Despatch

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riot
james scobie
james bentley
john farrell
charles hotham

Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham's report on the burning of the Eureka Hotel on the Ballarat Gold Field

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VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

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trial
goldfields
depositions
eureka
gold
mining
miners
gold rush
james scobie
john farrell
michael welsh

Eureka Stockade:Additional Depositions

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VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Poster

Eureka Stockade:New Constitution recommended from the people of Victoria

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VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Report

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show of force

Eureka Stockade:Report from C.Pasley to the Honorable Colonial Secretary about the aftermath of the battle

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VA Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Report

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political meeting

Eureka Stockade:Meeting of Diggers in Bendigo

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VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Letter

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trial
defending the diggers
scobie murder

Eureka Stockade:A letter from a young Englishman living in Ballarat supporting the diggers movement

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Letter

Eureka Stockade:Rede warned by Father Smyth of attack on Camp

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VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

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trial
circus

Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 8

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VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

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Despatch

Key words

riot
sedition
charles hotham
robert nickle

Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham's report on a serious riot and collision at the Ballarat Gold Field

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VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Letter

Eureka Stockade:J.W Lindsay forwards some suggestions to the Governor

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VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

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trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against Donald Campbell for Breach of the Peace charge/Gravel Pits Riot

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Report

Key words

paranoia
mistrust
americanisation
robert rede

Eureka Stockade:Rede reports on a dinner held for the American Consul and states his mistrust of the Americans

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Despatch

Eureka Stockade:Support for the Governor from the Legislative Assembly in maintaining law and order

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Petition

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trial
charles hotham
james bentley
james scobie
james r. thomson
peter lalor
john weightman gray
william cork
peter martin
george bassar
everett gad
henry green

Eureka Stockade:Petition from Ballarat residents re Scobie murder

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against Andrew McIntyre for Rioting at Bentley's Hotel

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VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 2

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Report

Key words

trial
w.h. paul
robert adair
john smith
felix boyle
william butwell
timothy galvin
william french
michael roney
h.c. wise
john byrne
henry colles
william juniper
bernard o'donnell
joseph wall
patrick sullivan
j.w. thomas

Eureka Stockade:Captain Thomas reports on the attack on the Eureka Stockade to the Major Adjutant General

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VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 9

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Brief

Key words

trial
catherine bentley
william henry hance
john farrell
dr. carr
william duncan
barnard welch
thomas mooney
peter martin
edward john davy
mary ann welch
agnes sinclair
gorden evans
james stewart
george bostock
henry green
everard gadd
alfred carr
michael welch
james bentley

Eureka Stockade:Brief for the Prosecution

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Letter

Eureka Stockade:Support for the Governor from the City of Melbourne and councillors

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

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Despatch

Key words

official tour

Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham's report of his visit to the Gold Fields of Victoria

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against George Goddard for Breach of the Peace charge/Gravel Pits Riot

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Letter

Eureka Stockade:Hothams reply to Patrick Smyth's letter

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Letter

Eureka Stockade:Hotham's reply to Rede's report 30th November

Historical information

VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Deposition

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Depositions taken against John Chapman for Breach of the Peace charge/Gravel Pits Riot

Historical information

VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne

Despatch

Key words

trial

Eureka Stockade:Charles Hotham, requesting troops from the 99th Regiment to be sent to Melbourne,

Historical information

VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)

Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne