Open House Melbourne is celebrating the organisation’s 10th Anniversary. On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, over 200 buildings around Melbourne will open their doors to the public.
The Victorian History Library is one again taking part in the Open House Melbourne weekend and will be open on Saturday 29 July from 10am-4pm.> read more
Find out how you can get organised and save time and money when researching your family history with our National Family History Month Family History Lesson.
Wendy and Jill will also walk you through various websites including Ancestry, the State Archives and Trove and give you tips on how to make good use of the Victorian History Library and search the catalogue.> read more
Alison Boundy is a retired teacher-librarian who has been researching her family history since 1995. Using the research of her Mother’s family as an example, Alison will discuss how beginner family historians can explore their family history.> read more
Our railway and transport collection is growing all the time, and soon members will have access to the library of the Australian Railway Historical Society as well.
Our collection is extensive in its own right. Everything from histories of specific lines, to more general company histories, to history of bus lines and car manufacturers.
So whether you’re simply a railways and transport fan, or you’re researching a location, the PMI’s railway and transport collection can help.
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The core of the PMI’s collection is its selection of books on individual towns in Victoria and wider Australia. We hold books on the vast majority of towns in Victoria and a growing collection of books in interstate towns. Histories of towns and institutions within towns, such as churches and schools, not only give an excellent impression of what the town was like, they also often include information on the townspeople and institutions. The PMI is the only institution that is actively collecting these resources to ensure that the history of Victoria and interstate towns are preserved.
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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