Refereed articles

The first years of the Victorian Archives
In this essay Provenance celebrates the centenary of the collection, and focuses on the founders and records they collected.
Professor EW (Bill) Russell
This is the second part of a two-part essay on the history of the Victorian State Archives. The first part of the essay, which appeared as Volume 1, Number 1 of Provenance, put into context the fight for archival legislation, as part of the celebration of thirty years of the Victorian Public Records Act.
 
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.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Victorian Public Records Act
Marking the centenary of public archives in Victoria 1903-2003.
Professor EW (Bill) Russell

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.