Sandhurst Diocesan Archive, Bendigo, Victoria

Identity area

Identifier

daa/611

Authorized form of name

Sandhurst Diocesan Archive, Bendigo, Victoria

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria

Type

  • Religious

Contact area

 

Donna Bailey, Diocesan Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

172-174 McCrae Street, Bendigo

Locality

Bendigo

Region

Victoria

Country name

Postal code

3550

Telephone

03 5445 3611

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst was founded in 1874 from the Diocese of Melbourne.
Records and objects held in the Sandhurst Diocesan Archive predate the first Victorian gold rushes and originate with Rev Dr Henry Backhaus, the first priest of the Sandhurst Mission, founded in 1852. Items in the collection pertain to the people, places, activities and events that have shaped the memory and history of the diocese since 1852. These include the gold-rushes, immigration patterns, the land acts of 1865 and 1869 and the building of churches, presbyteries, schools and hospitals.

Geographical and cultural context

The geographical area of the Sandhurst diocese ranges over 45,000 square kilometres. It is located in Victoria and its borders (more or less), are the Murray River to the north and east, the Loddon River to the west and the Great Divide to the south.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Diocesan Archivist: The role of the Archives Office is to collect, preserve and manage historical material from all parts of the diocese so that the story of the diocese will be recorded and available to future generations.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Buildings: The archive is located at the Diocesan Chancery.

Holdings

Ecclesiastical records, books, sacramental registers, photographs, vestments and other records and objects pertaining to the history of the Catholic Church at Sandhurst.
For further information, contact the Diocesan Archivist

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

By appointment, Monday to Friday.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Every effort is made to assist researchers. Requests for information or appointments can be made via email or phone.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created 31 May 2021

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Immigration (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

172-174 McCrae Street, Bendigo
Bendigo, Victoria 3550