The Big Map (2007)

Led by Dr Cate O’Neill, the University of Melbourne completed this project in partnership with Public Record Office Victoria to digitise a 4.5 x 6 metre map of Victoria, created by the Parliament of Victoria in 1862. Digitisation of the map (VPRS 7664/P3 Unregistered maps and plans, Unit 1) made this resource readily accessible to the public for the first time. Cate reflected on the digitisation process as well as the way in which project enables new representations and understandings of land settlement in ‘Putting Colonial Victoria on the Map: The 1862 Land Act and its “big map”’, Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 6, 2007.

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