The University of Melbourne's Digitised Collections are now available for searching in Trove. The collection abounds with 4,814 records describing fantastic digitised content.


In the Journals zone you’ll find 21 fully digitised back issues of the Footplate, Journal of the Victorian Locomotive Engine-drivers', Firemen's and Cleaners' Association from the early 20th century; issues of the Australian Medical Journal from the 1850s to 1914; concert programs from the Conservatorium of Music; the architecture magazine Cross-Section from the 1950s and 60s and much more.


Take a look in the Diaries, Letters, Archives zone and you’ll find the diaries kept by the manager of the Dookie Experimental farm in the 1870s and 1880s, what was to become the first farm school in Australia. The first diary from 1879 starts with the manager travelling to sale yards to buy stock and slowly driving the herd back. For something more personal take a look at the letters from the Hayward family collection that span the entire nineteenth century and half the twentieth century, they discuss the running of plantations in the Carribbean, slavery, and the Napoleonic wars just to name a few history-defining topics.


Broadcast classical music recordings in the Music zone, wonderful architectural drawings from the 1920s and 1930s Architecture Atelier including Renaissance Architecture – this is a wonderful collection of digitised material and well worth your time exploring.