St Paul’s Cathedral Archives acknowledges most gratefully the grant of $2394 in terms of the Local History Grants program, administered by Public Record Office Victoria. The funds were given for the digitisation of the first three volumes of the Minutes of meetings of the Cathedral Chapter.
The volumes record the decisions made by the governing body of the Cathedral between 1878 and 1944 and are crucial to the history and decision-making processes of the Cathedral. They also record much that is of interest to the life of the City of Melbourne during that period.
The work has been completed and the old and fragile volumes can now be packed away safely. Access to the digitised copy will be available in the Cathedral Archives by appointment. The earliest volume may be made available online in the future.