Post Tagged with: "Victoria"

The Mallee

The Mallee

May 11, 2016

Cities & towns, Such was life:

‘I can readily imagine why most people speak of this part of the country with a certain dread for there is actually no grass and no water to be found.’

Law making and breaking in colonial Victoria

Law making and breaking in colonial Victoria

March 9, 2016

People & professions, Social life & customs, Such was life, Tips and tricks:

Criminals, crime and justice in colonial Victoria!

The conscience of colonial society

The conscience of colonial society

July 16, 2015

Our stories:

Shortly it will be the 200th anniversary of Samuel Thomas Gill’s birth in Somerset in England. STG, as he was universally known, died unrecognised on the steps of the GPO in Melbourne in 1880.

History wins

October 29, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Congratulations to all of the writers awarded this year’s Victorian Community History Awards. Why not catch up with one of their winning books next time you’re at the State Library?

Locating hard to find immigrants

February 3, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

It can be frustrating when you cant find a records of your ancestors arrival in Victoria after completing the research steps outlined in my previous post. There are a range… Read More ›

Finding immigrants to Victoria

February 1, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Before you can begin searching for your ancestors’ arrival in Victoria, I recommend that you begin by doing some background research to decide when he or she may have arrived.… Read More ›

Finding early Australian census records

Finding early Australian census records

January 6, 2011

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Finding early Australian census records, using the Library’s new online research guide.

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›

Index to passengers leaving Victoria extended to 1901

October 16, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The Public Record Office Victoria has just extended its online index to passengers leaving Victoria up to 1901. The Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, U.K. and Foreign Ports, 1852-1901… Read More ›

Find your ancestors who migrated to Victoria

September 17, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

Our new online guide to Victorian migration records is now available. Many family historians ask the question “When did my ancestors arrive in Victoria?” This new guide is designed to… Read More ›