Researching the State's archival collection can be a rewarding research journey. We offer monthly tours and training throughout the year to help you navigate archival research and find the records you're looking for.

Archiving Living Writers

image of a woman Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

We are delighted to host this lunchtime event on Weds 30 August as part of the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival. Bernadette Brennan chronicles Helen Garner’s life and work in A Writing Life, while Rachel Buchanan is the curator of the Melbourne Uni Germaine Greer Archive. They discuss the process and challenges of researching and archiving living writers. Supported by Ancestry.com.au.

$18.70-$22
$18.70-$22
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Writing Family Histories

handwritten text Talk
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

We are delighted to host this lunchtime event on Tues 29 August as part of the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival. What are the ethical challenges in writing about the people closest to us – and ourselves? Sheila Fitzpatrick, Bram Presser and Henry Rosenbloom share the intricacies of researching and writing their personal family histories. Supported by Ancestry.com.au.

$18.70-$22
$18.70-$22
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Family History Month in Bendigo

Bendigo Library Talk
Bendigo Library

Goldfield Libraries are running a series of events for Family History Month including a special session on Bendigo Regional Archives Centre's petitions on Thursday 24 August, 5.30-6.30pm. Download the full program here. 

Bookings essential via the Goldfields Libraries website. 

FREE
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Behind the Scenes tour

behind the scenes Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Ever wondered what it looks like deep down in the archive? Find out on our free one-hour guided tours that venture beyond the Get Smart security doors, through the air locks and into the repository. Who knows what you might encounter among the 100 kilometres of records and 180 years of history in our collection?

FREE
FREE
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Behind the Scenes tour

behind the scenes Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Ever wondered what it looks like deep down in the archive? Find out on our free one-hour guided tours that venture beyond the Get Smart security doors, through the air locks and into the repository. Who knows what you might encounter among the 100 kilometres of records and 180 years of history in our collection?

FREE
FREE
Book Now

Behind the Scenes tour

behind the scenes Tour
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne

Ever wondered what it looks like deep down in the archive? Find out on our free one-hour guided tours that venture beyond the Get Smart security doors, through the air locks and into the repository. Who knows what you might encounter among the 100 kilometres of records and 180 years of history in our collection?

FREE
FREE
Book Now