Land & exploration

Since European settlement, explorers have been fascinated by the land beyond what they know.

Victoria has been the launching point for many important expeditions through Australia and to Antarctica.

But human activity has changed Victoria's natural bushland, and the way we live in the environment. The current state of Victoria's landscape can be traced back through history.

Erosion, mining, water and extinction - learn how human activities have changed Victoria's landscape.
Discover Victoria's history of exploration, from the harsh Australian bush to dangerous Antarctic waters.
Find out how European farming techniques came into conflict with traditional Indigenous land use.
Many of Victoria's wealthiest land owners claimed vast areas of farm land without paying a cent.