This report will introduce the Melbourne Story exhibition held in the Museum of Victoria and make discussion about how the Melbourne history presented illustrate the Australian history. The Melbourne Story demonstrates six periods of the Melbourne history from 1835 to 1980, from the past to the present. Each period is characterized with a development which is quite similar to that of Australia. After making a comparison between the history and the whole country based on the time line, it is clear that both have undergone the same process in history: the history of aboriginal people, the history of immigration and colonization, the history of developing capitalism and the history of developed capitalism.
This report is to explain the Melbourne history as exhibited in the Melbourne Story , an exhibition held in the Museum of Victoria and explore how the Melbourne history reflects the history of Australia. With more than 1200 articles exhibited, the exhibition receives much attention and is widely praised for its value in making people understand the Melbourne history. Then, thanks to its popularity, many reviewers have written reviews articles about it and put up with many enlightening thoughts about their personal feelings and its academic values. This field report is written based on the first-hand material gained from the visit to the exhibition and many valuable materials of some distinguished writers. This report explains the Melbourne history as exhibited and it is very clear that the history of Melbourne is similar to that of Australia after digging it deep.
The Melbourne Story exhibition held in the Museum of Victoria makes a vivid description of the history of Melbourne from the birth of the city to the modern times. It is quite clear that Rome was not built in a day. Thanks to the pains and sweats of immigrates and aboriginals, Melbourne achieved great development. The wisdom and hard work of ancestors are quite extraordinary. With their wisdom, Melbourne becomes a famous city for its wealth, its beautiful environment and its tolerance. Though there are still some problems appearing in the process of development, there are no doubts that they can be solved perfectly and Melbourne will have a brighter future. What is more, it is quite clear that the history of Melbourne is quite the same with Australia after making a comparison of them. They all went through the same process, though maybe the time was a little different.