|Original minute books of the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria are held at:|
State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071; Boxes 2075/1, 2075/2, 207/3, 2088B/1.
Mostly bound volumes, manuscript, handwritten in ink.
Some missing, some incomplete, and many generally not in chronological order.
The Exploration Committee did not meet in 1871.
19 June 1871 - Charles Gavan Duffy appointed as Chief Secretary, replacing the McCulloch Ministry (to 10 June 1872).