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Ouyen District History and Genealogy Centre

Court House, 77 Oke Street OUYEN Phone: (03) 5092 1763 Visit Website

This Centre was established in 1984 as part of the Victoria 150th Celebrations. The collection is housed in the former Ouyen Courthouse building, the material collected from the southern part of the Rural City Council area. The photographic collection is a special feature, comprising approximately 2,500 black and white photographs. The aim of the centre is to make local history information accessible to everyone.

Our Collection

The centre houses material collected from the southern part of the Mildura Rural City Council area (formerly the Shire of Walpeup). The photographic collection is a special feature, comprising approximately 2,500 black and white photographs. Microfilm of the early Ouyen newspapers from 1911, including some early copies from Underbool and Murrayville; oral history recordings; maps; books; district records and ephemera are also included. The centre has many local school and cemetery records. The collection also includes the following CDs and microfiche: Pioneer Index 1836-1888, Federation Index 1889-1901, Edwardian Index: 1902-1913, Great War Index: 1914-1920, Victorian Births to 1920, Victorian Deaths 1921-1985, Victorian Marriages 1921-1942, Immigration to Victoria 1852-79 Other records held: Australian Births, Deaths & Marriages; Some English Births, Deaths & Marriages; Ballarat Hospital Records; Ballarat and District Cemetery Records; Bendigo and District Shipping Records; Shipping Records for Victoria; Some Land and Police Records; Numerous other records

Most comprehensive, public accessible source of information on the southern sector of Mildura Rural City Council (Former Shire of Walpeup). Recognised Place of Deposit by Public Records Office.

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