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These collections were taken by government photographers employed by agencies to capture various developments or projects undertaken in Victoria. They range from glass plate slides, captured at the turn of the century, to recent photographs taken during Melbourne events. Tip: Samples of some of these archival photographic collections can be found on our Flickr site

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples