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PROV holds a variety of records relating to the establishment and operation of Victorian State Schools. The collection includes plans and photographs of school buildings and correspondence files about many government schools.

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The school's name, its or number (the records which are the subject of the pages below can be searched using either). Public schools in Victoria each have their own number. A school’s number remains the same, even if its name changes.

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Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples

Record Series Number (VPRS): 8796, 8797, 9512, 8800, 8798, 8799, 8801
Record Series Number (VPRS): 795, 3916, 9513, 3851, 3852, 3853, 3854, 796, 640
Record Series Number (VPRS): 11461
Record Series Number (VPRS): 11388
Record Series Numbers (VPRS): 11447
VPRS 10300 (1906-1996)
Record Series Number (VPRS): 3686, 3687, 3821, 11519, 5344