Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria

The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria is the official publication of the Royal Society of Victoria. It has been published annually, with various name changes, since 1854.

The society has played an important role in Victoria's scientific history, including establishing the Melbourne Museum in 1854 and organising the Burke and Wills expedition in 1860.

Still in print today, the Proceedings features articles on a wealth of historical and scientific topics. Subjects include Aboriginal rock painting in the Victoria Range, the mineral waters of Victoria and observations of comets.

There are also abstracts of proceedings, reports of committees and minutes of meetings.

You can browse the journals by year or search the full text contained in the journals.

Our digitised collection of the journal will span from 1854 to the present day, except for the last five years. While not all the issues from this period are available yet, we are continuously adding newly-digitised editions.

Digitisation of the Proceedings is supported in by the Helen McPherson Smith Trust and the State Library of Victoria.

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