National Archives of Australia, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

Área de identidad

Identificador

daa/328

Forma autorizada del nombre

National Archives of Australia, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

Tipo

  • National

Área de contacto

 

Regional Manager South, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

Tipo

Dirección

Dirección (calle)

Reading Room, Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne
Postal address: PO Box 8005, Burwood Heights, Vic 3151

Localidad

Melbourne

Región

Victoria

Nombre del país

Código postal

3051

Teléfono

03 9348 5600

Fax

Correo electrónico

Notas

Área de descripción

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

Estructura administrativa

Officer-in-charge: Regional Manager South, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

Edificios

Fondos

The National Archives Melbourne collection includes records of Commonwealth departments, statutory bodies, royal commissions, lighthouses, naval vessels, courts and tribunals. These records document a wide variety of Commonwealth government activities, including defence, migration, Aboriginal affairs, trade and veterans’ affairs.

Although the records mainly date from Federation, they include a small quantity of 19th century records inherited from the colonies when certain functions, such as customs, postal and telegraphic services, defence and Aboriginal affairs, passed to the Commonwealth. Other notable holdings include meteorological records dating from 1840, records relating to customs dating from 1850s and records relating to the administration of Aboriginal affairs in Victoria from 1860.

The collection in Melbourne is especially rich because the original seat of the Commonwealth government was located there until 1927 and remained a centre for federal government activity until the 1960s. It documents the central offices of many departments of state including the Postmaster-General’s Department and the Departments of Labour and National Service, Civil Aviation and Defence.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

The National Archives’ collection database, RecordSearch, gives online access to the National Archives’ holdings Australia-wide. See https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx

For a guide relevant to Melbourne holdings, see Collections in Melbourne: A Guide to Commonwealth Records, by Celia Blake, revised 2003, 76pp at http://guides.naa.gov.au/melbourne/

For a full list of guides to the National Archives’ collection, see: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/publications/guides/index.aspx

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

The Reading Room is open Wednesday to Friday 10am–4.30pm.
(Please note: Allow up to 48 hours for retrieval of records. You can send an advance request to view records. See http://reftracker.naa.gov.au/reft100.aspx?pmi=hU6OUeo5eq

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Accesibilidad

Maps and information about parking, public transport and onsite wheelchair access to the reading room are available at http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/organisation/locations/melbourne.aspx

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

The Victorian Archives Centre reading room is operated jointly by the National Archives and the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV).

See National Archives of Australia, National Office for information about National Archives research services.

Servicios de reproducción

Information about ordering copies of records and associated fees is available at http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/using/order/index.aspx

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 6 May 2018

Idioma(s)

Escritura(s)

Fuentes

Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Reading Room, Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne Postal address: PO Box 8005, Burwood Heights, Vic 3151
Melbourne, Victoria 3051