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Victoria through the decades

Travel through time with State Library Victoria!

Join us each week as we journey through Victoria's history, highlighting some of the milestone moments of each decade.

Explore these moments below and take a closer look at each image by clicking the catalogue link.

Discover more through the Library's research resources.

State Library Victoria acknowledges that Victoria has many histories and has been known by many names. Aboriginal people have lived here for at least 40,000 years, and Victoria's European history covers little more than 200 years.