Victorian Women's Suffrage Bill (Dr Maloney) 1894

First women elected to Victorian Parliament

Women's Advisory Office established in April 1976

This example demonstrates the need to determine where departments sit administratively in order to locate records about them, and that researching government organisations is not always straightforward!

Victorian Advisory Council on the Status of Women established in 1981

This example demonstrates that government agencies are prone to frequent name changes, and you must track these changes, along with the movement of functions (responsibilities) forwards and backwards through time, to locate records.

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