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Catalogued Collection



You can now find a full, searchable listing on the PROV website HERE or use the Bendigo Reading Room-specific search function HERE.


For some of our more regularly accessed records, we have more detailed Guides available that gives examples of contents, descriptions of geographic coverage, and how to navigate the records for your research:

NEW! Collection Guide Bendigo Health Records

Collection Guide – Rate Books

Collection Guide – Council Correspondence

For more information on ordering and accessing records, visit the Access page.

For a quick step-by-step Guide on ordering through the PROV catalogue HERE.



Some of the records held at BRAC or relevant to the BRAC coverage area have been digitised and others have digital indexes available.

Records Available to View Online

Bendigo Receiving Ward Register of Patients 1874-1908 (VPRS 7493)

Refer to the Index in the section below to navigate this record.

NEW! City of Sandhurst-Bendigo Rate Books 1856-1930 (VPRS 16267)

Refer to the Index in the section below for records up to 1903.

NEW! Borough of Eaglehawk Rate Books 1864-1930 (VPRS 16263)

NEW! Shire of Marong Rate Books 1864-1929 (VPRS 16266)

Shire of Cohuna Rate Books 1922-1932 (VPRS 7181)

Waranga Shire Rate Books 1870-1964 (VPRS 3988)

Municipal District of Inglewood Rate Books 1864 (VPRS 12571)

Municipal District of Inglewood Outward Letter Books 1861-1868 (VPRS 12572)

Shire of Gordon Rate Books 1926-1960 (VPRS 10541)

East Loddon Shire Rate Books 1865-1985 (VPRS 16552-3)

Korong Shire Rate Books 1867-1938 (VPRS 16554)

East Loddon Shire Minute Books 1870-1995 (VPRS 16928)

Korong Shire Minute Books (VPRS 10168)


PROV has a full guide to their online collections and indexes which may include people and places from the BRAC catchment area. These series include wills, probate, inquests, children's ward registers, immigration records, defunct hotels indexes, divorces, teacher records and more.

Indexes Available to View or Download

NEW! Bendigo Receiving Ward Petty Sessions Registers 1942-1950 Index (VPRS 18842)

See the PROV catalogue for information about this new record set.

UPDATED! Bendigo Receiving Ward Patient Records 1908-1941 Index (VPRS 18845)

See the PROV catalogue for information about this new record set.

Bendigo Receiving Ward Register of Patients 1874-1908 Index (VPRS 7493)

City of Sandhurst-Bendigo Rate Books 1856-1899 (VPRS 16267)

Index to Inquest Deposition Witnesses (Gannawarra Shire) 1859-1937 (VPRS 24)

City of Bendigo Building Registers 1926-1969 Simple Index

City of Bendigo Permit Applications Index

City of Sandhurst Inward Correspondence 1855-1899 Index (VPRS 16936)

City of Sandhurst Petition Signatories Index (VPRS 16936)

For the time being, petitions can only be viewed at the Reading Room. Note the date of the petition in the signatories index above and order the City of Correspondence packet covering that date from the PROV Catalogue.

Digital Indexes & Records Available On Site Only

Borough of Eaglehawk Rate Books 1864-1899

        This index is in the Library DataBase Search program on the Bendigo Library          Family History Computer 1 (Upstairs)

Court of Petty Sessions Registers

        Registers for the Courts listed below are available on Find My Past which can          be accessed for free on Goldfields Library computers or when connected to            library Wi-Fi, or from home with a Find My Past paid subscription.

Bendigo (1858-1965), Eaglehawk (1858-1972), Castlemaine (1862-1958), Chewton (1858-1915), Heathcote (1888-1941), Huntly (1879-1915), Inglewood (1863-1888), Maldon (1862-1890), Newstead (1863-1890), Pyramid Hill (1885-1963), Raywood (1865-1938), Swan Hill (1862-1969), Tarnagulla (1860-1888) & Wedderburn (1859-1889).

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