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Welcome to the Bendigo Regional Archives Centre

A repository and research centre for North Central and Western Victorian history


2024 Autumn Newsletter

Did you miss BRAC's latest quarterly newsletter? Download it HERE and subscribe to get future editions straight to your email box HERE.

Year of the Dragon

Pop up to the Bendigo Library first floor to see our Year of the Dragon display, any time during library opening hours. BRAC has delved into the archives to find evidence of the long history of the region's Chinese community for several former Years of the Dragon.


Churning Through History: Discovering Dairy Through The Archives

Our latest research piece showcasing the sort of information that can be found in the BRAC and PROV collections is now online to view, take a look HERE, using the controls at the base to pause or rewind as needed.


NEW! Bendigo, Marong and Eaglehawk Rates Collection Digitised

The collection of City of Sandhurst and City of Bendigo Rate Books (1856 to 1930), Shire of Marong (1864-1929) and Borough of Eaglehawk (1864-1930) have now been digitised and is available online. The layouts are in street order, and your can learn more bout navigating these series with THIS GUIDE


New Collection Guide Available For Researchers

The recently transferred Bendigo Health collection is huge and diverse, so BRAC have developed an in-depth Guide to help you navigate the various series by explaining what the purpose of each was and what sort of information might be included - you can download it HERE. A History Month talk that explores what the collection has to offer is coming up in FEBRUARY.

Interested in Land Titles?

While BRAC can help researching the history of local properties (using parish plans, rate books and permit registers), we do not hold information on titles - documents and records around land ownership, transfer, encumbrances etc are held by LandData, and much of it can be accessed online (sometimes with a fee). Find out more HERE.

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