A few weeks ago I published a post about the divorce of my great grandfather James Nicholas Clark from his first wife Eliza (nee Hawley). Until recently my only documentation of this divorce came from newspaper reports of the court proceedings and James's marriage certificate to his second wife Pricilla (nee Mulholland) which describes him as a divorcee.
Then I was exploring new records available on Ancestry and saw they had listed Victorian Divorce Records 1860-1940.
I immediately did a search of this specific record set for James Clark and came up with a listing for his divorce, complete with a link to the original documents.
Viewing the record was the bonanza - some 55 pages of statements and court proceedings and other documents. Full details of the circumstances of the marriage and its breakdown, dates and addresses, and the final Decree Nisi that dissolved the marriage.
These documents fill in the detail of the marriage breakdown and subsequent divorce and are a wonderful find!