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Website archive

Some earlier versions of the State Library of Victoria website can be found on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, a service which allows people to access and use archived versions of websites. The database holds snapshots from 1997 to 2003

Other archiving of the Library's website has been captured in the PANDORA web archive hosted by the National Library of Australia. The following sites are available in PANDORA's 'State Library of Victoria online exhibitions' collection.

  • Life on the Goldfields
    Material taken from the State Library's rich collections of paintings, postcards, books, maps, theatre posters and diaries illustrates the world of the miners.
  • Eureka Stockade
    This is an online version of a publication produced by the Education Centre of the State Library of Victoria.
  • 1956 Melbourne Olympics
    This exhibition site explores the history of Australia's first experience hosting an Olympic Games in 1956, and the impact it had on Australia as a nation.
  • Federation of Australia
    This website covers the key figures, main themes, reports in newspapers and an image gallery. 
  • Victorian Rules Football
    In 1996 when the original of this exhibition was presented at the State Library of Victoria, there was much to celebrate, particularly the centenary of the Victorian Football League (VFL) and the Australian Football League (AFL).