Colour Our Collections


The past wasn’t black and white, so let's fill it with colour!

In celebration of the Australian Heritage Festival, we've dug into our archives (with thanks to State Library Victoria) and made some of our favourite, most unique, and most distinctly Yarra photos available here for you download and remix. We'd love to see new life in these photos and welcome you to re-colour, re-invent and re-imagine the past by colouring and editing these photos.

Please share your artwork on social media with the hashtags #ColourYarra and #YarraLibraries. All images provided are out of copyright, though we ask that you credit Yarra Libraries whenever they are used.

Printed colouring sheets will also be available in the library between 18 April - 19 May and at selected Kids Creative Club sessions.

Click on the images below to view and download them in full-size. The colouring sheets at the bottom print best on A4.