Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Maps

 

Also see Gazetteers.

Also see Directories and Handbooks.

Also see Plans.

Also see Land Records.

 

MAPS

 

The National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria have map collections; many of these have been digitized and may be seen online. Local libraries also hold maps. See Libraries.

 

TROVE - IMAGES, MAPS AND ARTEFACTS

This includes

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Images, Maps and Artefacts".

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA - MAP COLLECTION

The map collection includes over 800,000 maps, from early European charts to current mapping of Australia, in print and digital form. All online maps are freely available for download, in high resolution.

https://www.nla.gov.au/what-we-collect/maps

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MAP COLLECTION

Australian maps, especially those covering Victoria, are the main focus of this collection, though the Library also has many maps from overseas. As well as over 110,000 maps the collection includes geographical and cartographic reference books and atlases. Over 25,000 maps and plans have been digitised and made available online through the catalogue including the majority of their historical Victorian county and parish maps, MMBW, auction and fire insurance plans.

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MAPS FOR FAMILY HISTORY

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/mapsforfamilyhistory

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MAPS FOR LOCAL HISTORY

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/mapsforlocalhistory

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - MAP OF VICTORIA SHOWING PARISHES

This has been digitized.

https://viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE9535218&mode=browse

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA - ISOMETRICAL PLAN OF MELBOURNE AND SUBURBS 1866

This map shows a point-in-time (1866) layout of Melbourne streets, the Yarra, Port Phillip Bay in the distance, and parts of Collingwood and East Melbourne. A closer examination reveals some of the fledgling city's most important social, economic and civic locations and buildings, as well as parks and reserves, many of which remain today.

https://find.slv.vic.gov.au/discovery/fulldisplay?context=L&vid=61SLV_INST:SLV&tab=searchProfile&docid=alma9916563443607636

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, MAP COLLECTIONS

http://hdl.handle.net/11343/298064

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - ARROWSMITH'S AUSTRALIAN MAPS

John Arrowsmith produced the largest scale maps, constructed mostly from official government sources, of the British colonies during the early to mid nineteenth century period.

http://www.asmp.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/

 

OLD MAPS ONLINE

This is a gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.

https://www.oldmapsonline.org/

 

INDEXES

BENDIGO REGIONAL ARCHIVES CENTRE - CITY OF SANDHURST-BENDIGO MAPS PLANS INDEX

https://www.brac.vic.gov.au/_files/ugd/cdba08_92d246b15cba4ea9b099a5f5dfa32f51.pdf

 

GEOLOGICAL MAPS

 

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF VICTORIA GEOLOGICAL QUARTER SHEETS

https://digitised-collections.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/23981

 

GEOVIC - EARTH RESOURCES

GeoVic is a free online mapping application that enables you to build your own earth resource related maps, perform searches and access data, using a huge range of data sources.

https://earthresources.vic.gov.au/geology-exploration/maps-reports-data/geovic

 

GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA - MAPS OF AUSTRALIA

https://www.ga.gov.au/data-pubs/maps

 

RAILWAY MAPS

 

VICTORIAN RAILWAYS RESOURCES

This website contains information about the history of the Victorian Railways, the state railways of Victoria, Australia. The focus is on the infrastructure of the railways, with a particular emphasis on signalling. This website includes detailed histories of individual stations and Victorian railway maps.

https://www.vrhistory.com/

INDIGENOUS VICTORIAN MAPS

 

VICTORIAN MAPS

 

WIKIPEDIA - MAP OF VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE TERRITORIES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_Victorians

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA - MAP SHOWING APPROXIMATELY SOME OF THE AREAS OCCUPIED BY THE ABORIGINAL TRIBES OF VICTORIA COMPILED BY R. BROUGH SMYTH

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231570037/view

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - MAP OF VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL MISSION STATIONS RESERVES AND SETTLEMENTS

This is not currently operational.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/In%20The%20Community/Mission%20Map.jpg

 

AUSTRALIAN MAPS

 

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION AND FIRST LANGUAGES AUSTRALIA - GAMBAY: A MAP OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST LANGUAGES

https://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/gambay-languages-map

 

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDIES - MAP OF INDIGNEOUS AUSTRALIA

This map attempts to represent the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia. It shows only the general locations of larger groupings of people which may include clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. It used published resources from the eighteenth century to 1994 and is not intended to be exact, nor the boundaries fixed. It is not suitable for native title or other land claims.

https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA - MAP SHOWING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE ABORIGINAL TRIBES OF AUSTRALIA BY NORMAN B. TINDALE

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-230054338/view


PLACENAMES


VICNAMES - THE REGISTER OF GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

This allows you to search all registered and recorded place names in Victoria; it holds approximately 200,000 road names and approximately 45,000 place names.

https://maps.land.vic.gov.au/lassi/VicnamesUI.jsp


GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA - PLACE NAME SEARCH

The Gazetteer provides information on the location and spelling of more than 370,000 geographical names across Australia and its external Territories as at January 2012. The supply of data is coordinated by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping and is derived from State, Territory and Commonwealth Government agencies.

http://www.ga.gov.au/placename

 

FAMILYSEARCH - PLACE SEARCH

This provides various locations for a given name as well as alternate names. It provides the exact location, historical information and research links.

https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/

 

THE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - GETTY THESAURUS OF GEOGRAPHIC NAMES ONLINE

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/tgn/index.html

 

PLACENAME ABBREVIATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE NAMES

 

Victorian Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes have place name abbreviations which may be difficult to correctly interpret.

Adding to the difficulty there were many place name changes over the years.

 

STEVE PARKER - VICTORIAN BDM PLACE NAME ABBREVIATIONS LIST

https://bdmabbreviations.steveparker.id.au/

 

INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE, VICTORIAN PLACE NAME ABBREVIATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE NAMES - A GENEALOGY RESEARCH AID

This was provided by Kathleen M Fanning. This screenshot is dated 16 May 2022.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220516075837/https://fanningfamilyhistory.com/index.php/2016/05/02/place-name-abbreviations-in-victorian-australia-records/

 

TALL TREES FAMILY HISTORY - VICTORIAN PLACE NAME ABBREVIATIONS

http://myweb.westnet.com.au/talltrees/services4.html

 

SUSIE ZADES - PLACE NAMES IN VICTORIAN BDM INDEXES

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php/thisthat/vicbdmind

 

PLACES

 

WIKIPEDIA

Places may be found on Wikipedia.

https://www.wikipedia.org/

 

VICTORIAN PLACES

This includes 1600 destinations throughout Victoria, Australia. It looks at the history of every town, city, suburb, village and settlement with a population of over 200 people.

https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/

 

 

 

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