Victorian Genealogy

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Vaccinations

 

OVERVIEW

In 1854 compulsory vaccination was enacted in Victoria. There was a requirement for all children of a certain age to be vaccinated against smallpox. The District Registrar was required to keep a register of all children vaccinated within their respective district.

Parents or guardians who did not vaccinate their children could be fined. See Victorian Courts of Petty Sessions. This may have been reported in newspapers. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

RECORDS

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - REGISTERS OF VACCINATIONS (VPRS 3654)

These have been digitised and they are online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/archive/VPRS3654

 

FAMILYSEARCH - PORT ALBERT VACCINATION RECORDS 1878

Original records were in possession of the Port Albert Maritime Museum, Port Albert.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/60196?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - PORTLAND VACCINATION REGISTER 1858-1859

Original records were at History House, Portland.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/571311?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

 

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