National Archives of Australia, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

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Identifiant

daa/328

Forme autorisée du nom

National Archives of Australia, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

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Type

  • National

Zone du contact

 

Regional Manager South, Victoria State Office, Melbourne

Type

Adresse

Adresse physique

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

Localité

Melbourne

Région

Victoria

Nom du pays

Code postal

3051

Téléphone

03 9348 5600

Fax

Courriel

Note

Zone de description

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

Structure administrative

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

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Bâtiments

Fonds

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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

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

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Accessibilité

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

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

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.

Services de reproduction

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

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

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Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 6 May 2018

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Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

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