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Public Record Office Victoria’s Koorie Records Unit has produced Finding your mob for Aboriginal people who are researching their Victorian family history. 

Finding Your Mob describes the types of records held in the collections of both Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia and offers advice about how to get started with family history research. It also explains the Koorie Reference Services available to Aboriginal people.  Online tools and resources are listed together with other organisations that may be able to help people reconnect with their history. 

This is a new edition of this publication, updated in August 2017. To download a PDF version, simply click on the top left arrow or via this link.

Click here to learn more about the Koorie Records Unit.


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

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