Petitions are a way for individuals or groups to officially present their concerns to Parliament and ask for action to be taken. Signed petitions are a vital feature of democratic societies as they provide an opportunity for citizens to have their voices heard. This series of petitions are currently held within Public Record Office Victoria, Australia (the state government archives). This exhibition displays a range of historical petitions presented to the Victorian Parliament over the past 150 years. These petitions were chosen to reflect the social concerns of the time. Click on the link within the image description to view the petition in detail.