Join Scott Whitaker, author of Railway Hotels of Australia for an informative and entertaining talk about the history of Railway Hotels in Victoria.
This talk will be of great interest to local historians, rail enthusiasts, researchers, genealogists and those interested in hotels and the past.
Presented as part of the 2017 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.> read more
The PMI Library will be closed for the ANZAC Day public holiday on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Our returns chutes will be open. You can also renew your items online, via our catalogue.> read more
The Police Gazettes are an underappreciated resource.
They are one of the many fascinating directories and databases that the we hold.
These gazettes are a wonderful resource to discover any way a family member or a person you are researching might have come into contact with the law. The police gazettes can be found on the library computers.> read more
Electronic databases are often overlooked, and the PMI’s collection can provide a myriad of information.
They range from directories like the Sands and McDougall’s directories which cover addresses in first Melbourne and then Victoria, to hospital indexes, to registries for example cemetery burial registries from a wide variety of Victorian cemeteries, to gazettes for example the police gazette, which covers all sorts of ways that people came into contact with the law. These are just examples of some of these sorts of resources and they can be invaluable as they can give you firsthand primary information.> read more
The PMI Library has more than 30,000 books for loan and a professional information service for our members, we provide a central resource for research into the history of Victoria. We hold many titles that are unavailable elsewhere. It is the only lending collection of its kind in Australia that is available for loan to the general public.> read more