Archive for 2010

Rod Marsh: adoption stories and surprises

December 9, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I am always fascinated by the twists and turns of family history. The unfolding story of Rod Marsh’s adopted father and his family in the latest episode of Who do… Read More ›

Christmas Music in Arts

Christmas Music in Arts

December 9, 2010

Arts, Music:

With Christmas fast approaching, the Listening Posts in Arts are alive with festive sounds.   Listening Post 4 – the Christmas Channel, and Listening Post 7 – the Choral Channel, include the following… Read More ›

Catalogue upgrade this weekend – service disruption

December 8, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Uncategorized:

The Library’s catalogue will be upgraded between 5.30pm on Friday 10 December and 10am Monday 13 December. During this time some services will be unavailable.

The art of a great strip…not what you think!

The art of a great strip…not what you think!

December 5, 2010

Arts, Comic books:

No prizes for guessing the theme that leapt (faster than a speeding bullet) off the new books shelf this week!  The rise of the graphic novel continues apace, but it’s good… Read More ›

Australian Women’s Weekly now online

December 2, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The iconic Australian Women’s Weekly is now available to peruse at your pleasure. The National Library has digitized early editions of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933 – 1982, available… Read More ›

Fearless winners emerge in Australian Poetry Slam Victorian final

November 30, 2010

Events, Family history events:

Nour Abouzeid and Tariro Movondo emerged as winner and runner-up in the Victorian final of the 2010 Australian Poetry Slam at the State Library of Victoria on Friday 19 November.

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

November 30, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I found the story of Magda Szubanksi’s family in the first episode of the new Who do you think you are? series quite moving. It focused on the lives of… Read More ›

New books and accidental themes

New books and accidental themes

November 29, 2010

Arts:

I’m hooked! Whenever I look at the new books coming into the Arts Library I now find myself trying to spot a recurring theme that might make an interesting blog post;… Read More ›

Behind the scenes at PROV

November 26, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). The tour was run by a Liz, a… Read More ›

Using wikis for family history

November 24, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

A wiki is a collaborative website, which allows multiple authors to contribute content to its pages. Some wikis allow anyone to add, edit or delete information, while others restrict it… Read More ›