Online heritage exhibitions

The following is a selection of exhibitions that have been curated from the Port Phillip City Collection and presented for public viewing in recent years.

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Badges and Buttons, Bits and Bobs

Badges are seen as a token of loyalty to a cause, or as a sign of protest by community activists. 


Beginnings of the Borough: Celebrating 150 years of Port Melbourne

This exhibition examines the people, and events that led to the Borough of Sandridge becoming a self-governing municipality.


 From Dreamland to Dodgem Cars: 100 Years of Luna Park

Luna Park has inspired visual artists, photographers and families for generations with its laughing facade and promise of fun. Including significant contemporary art and heritage artefacts from the Port Phillip City Collection, the exhibition explores the artistic influence and social impact of this iconic pleasure park over the last one hundred years.

From Dreamland to Dodgem Cars

Port Phillip on Postcards

 A nostalgic snapshot of the history, development, and diversity of the City of Port Phillip using postcards from the Port Phillip City Collection. 


St Kilda By The Sea

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the municipal district of St Kilda in 1857.


Supply and Demand, 140 years of the South Melbourne Market

In 1856 a petition from local householders was sent to the Emerald Hill Council, highlighting the need for the establishment of a market.


 The Butcher, the Baker, the Bicycle Maker, Clarendon Street 1855-2006

The beginning of South Melbourne’s development was marked by two key events in 1851: the separation of the Colony of Victoria from New South Wales and the discovery of gold.