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Bees, Blocks & Bodies

A great little case study using the Bennett family of Axedale to showcase how some of the BRAC collection can be used in writing short local histories. Click HERE to read.

2021 Autumn Newsletter

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BRAC Reading Room Reopening Details

BRAC is pleased to be welcoming researchers back to the Reading Room but with a few new processes to keep us all safe. Find out how to go about visiting us in the coming months HERE

2020 Summer Newsletter

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International Rural Women's Day

There is a wealth of information in BRAC's collection that shines light on the experience of women in rural communities. Our short case study is just one story of hundreds, if not thousands, of women working and living on the land across north-west Victoria...

Read our piece for Rural Women's Day HERE

2020 Spring Newsletter

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History Never Repeats?

BRAC explores the collection by taking a look back at Bendigo's response to the outbreak of another infectious disease - smallpox - in 1872 and see no matter how much changes, some things seem to stay the same...

Read our piece on the smallpox outbreak in Bendigo HERE

2020 Winter Newsletter

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2020 Autumn Newsletter

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2019 Summer Newsletter

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2019 Bendigo Cup Closure

BRAC will be closed as part of wider library closures for Bendigo Cup Day - in the meantime, read up on a little Cup history and stories of some past winners of the prestigious event. Read our piece on a few selected Bendigo Cup winners HERE

Locals Shortlisted for Victorian Community History Awards

Congratulations to these local groups who have been shortlisted for the Public Records Office Victoria - Royal History Society Victoria's annual awards series; winners will be announced at a special event to launch History Week on Monday 12 October:


East Loddon P-12 College, East Loddon Historical Society and East Loddon Shire, East Loddon Remembers Memorial

The school, historical society and Loddon Shire worked together to research, plan and create a World War One memorial. Eight pillars include stories and images of local service men and women, a timeline of the local home front and an honour roll which links to the East Loddon Remembers website.

Castlemaine Historical Society, Gold Diggings map

This indexed map of the Castlemaine Gold Diggings is a compilation of historic and modern place and gully names. It was produced by Castlemaine Historical Society member Clive Willman. The index includes place names from numerous 19th century sources enabling easy access to information that is often hard to find.

Bendigo Art Gallery, Vale exhibition

'Vale' was an exhibition presented at Post Office Gallery in Bendigo from 13 December 2018 to 31 March 2019, supported by a publication of the same name. The exhibition explored the protocols, practices and systems for managing human death in Bendigo's history.

Read more about the 2019 Awards HERE

2019 Spring Newsletter

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