Can labels be helpful? Are they as accurate as we like to think? Do they mislead us?
People Like Me
Why do we need to belong? Who do you belong with?
People Like Them
Who fits in? Who doesn’t? And who gets to decide?
This timeline traces how prejudice has affected who we are, how we govern and what we believe.
Objects in the exhibition
Over 150 objects are included in the exhibition. Popular culture, racist and anti-racist ephemera, religious and sporting items, Aboriginal historical and contemporary cultural material, and an eclectic mix of artworks are combined and interpreted creatively to challenge visitors beyond conventional stories of migration.
Immigration to Victoria
This timeline provides a brief overview of key moments in Victoria's immigration history by highlighting significant policy and social developments, shifts in population and demographics, and the impact of immigration upon Indigenous Australians.
What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come?
Origins is based on government census information gathered in Victoria since 1854. Origins contains information about Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin selected on the basis of population size.