Portrait of a woman in a Melbourne street
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Identity

Yours, mine, ours: Who we are, who others think we are, and what it means to belong and not belong in Australia.

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Origins

What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? This website presents government census information on Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin.

Cable Tram
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Marvellous Melbourne

By world standards, Melbourne is a young city but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.

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Journeys to Australia

Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.

An apprehensive young woman is about to eat a mouthful of food.
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Fusion, feminism and food

Flavours that flipped Australian kitchens.

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map
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First Peoples

The First Peoples exhibition is a shared endeavour of Museums Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal community. The First Peoples Yulendj Group of Elders and community representatives have brought their knowledge, stories, culture, objects and images to guide the exhibition's development.

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Fashion Redux at Melbourne Museum

Major fashion names used the Museums State Collection, in collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Festival, to create a completely unique look.

Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection
Museums Victoria Collections

Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection

In 2006 over 1000 favourite photographs of Melbourne were collected from Melburnians' private albums.

Tapestry with outline of Australia and text.
Museums Victoria Collections

The Federation Tapestry

Almost 41m long and 20,000 hours in the making, the tapestry marks the centenary of Australia's Federation.

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