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Victorian Archives Centre public opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

We will be closing the Reading Room at 1pm on Fri 19 Dec

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Melbourne 1956 Olympics

An epic moment in Melbourne’s sporting history, the 1956 Olympics proved to be a major drawcard for people all over the world introducing our city to millions. View the thousands of images of the ‘Friendly Games’.

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AusVELS (1-6) domains: Health & PE, interpersonal development, civics and citizenship, English, economics, history, maths, science, communication, design, ICT, thinking.

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