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Senior Communications Advisor

New to our collection this month and available for researchers to view in our North Melbourne reading room are records from the Maroondah City Council and probate records from 2018.

Maroondah City Council records

The City of Maroondah was created in December 1994 comprising the former Cities of Croydon and Ringwood, part of the former City of Doncaster and Templestowe (the North Ringwood Area) and part of the former Shire of Lilydale (the Kilsyth South area). Maroondah City Council papers have been transferred to PROV including: 
Ringwood notices of motion, consisting of notice papers for council meetings between 1936 and 1994; Ringwood council minutes 1924-1994, agendas 1990-1994, and committee minutes 1951-1994; Croydon council agendas 1981-1994, and council and committee minutes and reports to council from various officers such as the building surveyor and town clerk 1961-1994; Croydon notices of motion 1961-1994; Croydon council agendas and minutes in camera 1990-1994 consisting of papers for meetings held in camera; and  Maroondah council minutes and agendas 1994 to 2017.

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Multiple volumes from the Maroondah City Council


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Pages from VPRS 12128 C1 Minute Book 1-3-1934 to 21-12-1944


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Page from VPRS 12220 C1 Officers Reports 5-3-1962 to 10-12-1963


View all records from Maroondah.

Probate records

Probate records contain documents received or created by the Supreme Court certifying the deceased’s will's validity and confirming the appointment of an Executor to administer the estate. Letters of Administration is the Court's approval to administer the estate of a person who dies without a will. In most instances Letters of Administration will be granted to the next of kin of the deceased e.g. a spouse, domestic partner or a child of the deceased. 

Probate records from 2018 have now been added to our collection, as well as various files from 2013 to 2017 finalised in 2018, and are available for copy requests or to order for viewing in our North Melbourne reading room. This transfer is in addition to last month’s 2017 files totalling 44,000 new probate records added to our collection over the last two months. 

You can search the collection on our wills and probates topic page.  

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