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Forgotten faces: Chinese and the law is an online exhibition based on a series of nineteenth century photographs of Chinese prisoners held in Public Record Office Victoria’s collection. Together the photographs and text help us to understand what it must have been like to be a Chinese settler in nineteenth-century Australia. 

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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