Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection

The Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection (GRSC) facilitates research into, and interpretation of, not only the Gippsland region, but also of rural and regional Australia. Present collection strengths include the history, literature, Aboriginal cultures, education, land use, environment and natural resources, and social structure of Gippsland.

These materials include unique photographs and maps of rural and regional Victoria with a focus on Gippsland from the mid-1880s to the 1980s. The photograph collection consists mainly of black and white photographic prints. There are also 35mm colour slides, colour photographic prints and transparencies and postcards. The images cover a large and diverse geographical area, reflecting industrial development, agriculture, country towns and people of the region. Some of the items are photographic copies of originals held elsewhere, such as the State Library of Victoria or a private collection. The maps generally relate to Gippsland and Victoria and include maps of varying scale.

The Collection is managed by the Library, and materials are only available for use within the Collection reading room.

The Collection’s holdings can be identified through Library QuickSearch, Trove and the GippsDoc indexes. Digitised images can be accessed through Trove and ResearchOnline. However, most archival materials are not available digitally.

Updates on goings-on in the Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection can be found at the Friends of the GRSC Facebook page.

Gifts and donations

We welcome donations of relevant Gippsland-related materials. Please note that photographic material should be accompanied by descriptions identifying the photographer, subject, content location, and year, if/when possible. Find out more about making a donation to the library in our gifts and donations guidelines.

Opening hours

The Collection is available for use within the Reading Room 1E-153 at Gippsland Campus Library during the following hours:

DateHours
Monday1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Tuesday - FridayBy appointment

Contact us

Emailgrsc@federation.edu.au
Phone1300 552 567
Postal addressFederation University Australia
Gippsland Campus Library
Attn: Gippsland Regional Studies Collection
PO Box 3191
Gippsland Mail Centre VIC 3841