This first issue of Provenance is a commemorative one, marking the 30th Anniversary celebrations of PROV’s establishment in April 2003. Professor Russell explores the significance of this state’s landmark Public Records Act 1973. This is the first part of a two-part essay on the history of the Victorian State Archives. The second part of the essay appears in Volume 1, Number 2 of Provenance.
Original archival research for this article was undertaken by Charlie Farrugia, one of the most experienced archivists currently on staff at PROV, having joined in late 1985. He has worked in most areas of the Office and is currently a Team Leader within Agency Services. In his time at PROV, Charlie has worked in sixteen different PROV locations.