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Melbourne Zoo and you is an online story on the Culture Victoria website created by Public Record Office Victoria and tells the story of the Melbourne Zoo over its 150 year history. This online story explores the Zoo’s transformation from its early days of collecting and displaying species for public viewing to its current role in fighting extinction.  Click on the image below to see our collection images on Culture Victoria. 




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.

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