|Posted by Mark @ Archival Access Victoria on December 12, 2011 at 1:15 AM|
They were doing it 150 years and we are still doing it now – complaining to the Government!
The above series contain a combined 175 petitions sent, for the most part, to the Governor of Victoria between 1854 and 1893. The correspondence covers a range of issues including requests for assistance, addresses of loyalty to the Governor, calls for amnesty towards a condemned individual and many others.
We’ve put together a list of the petitions contained in both these series which can be searched using the ‘Find’ function (Ctrl+F) in your PDF viewer or browser. Petitions usually came from the members of a town, suburb or organisation, so check out the list and see what the hot topics were back in colonial times. To access this list, click here.