Archive for October, 2011

When Briseis won the Cup…

When Briseis won the Cup…

October 31, 2011

Family matters, Research guides:

and who was his jockey known as Peter St Albans? Briseis, Melbourne, Hugh George for Wilson and Mackinnon, 25 November 1876, wood engraving     A/S25/11/76/136 Briseis is regarded as one of… Read More ›

And they’re off…….

And they’re off…….

October 31, 2011

Arts:

Horses don’t just run around race tracks you know!  The horse in art by John Baskett One of the loveliest creatures on the planet has long played a prominent role in all forms… Read More ›

Behind the scenes, on the wall, up in the air and a spot of decapitation

Behind the scenes, on the wall, up in the air and a spot of decapitation

October 27, 2011

Arts, New books:

A mixed bag from the new books shelf, and all the better for that! Designs on film : a century of Hollywood art direction by Cathy Whitlock and the Art Directors… Read More ›

The idiosyncracies of fashion

The idiosyncracies of fashion

October 26, 2011

Arts:

Boutique magnifique is the final film in the Outside-in cinema calendar this year, and also a good excuse to point out how darn tricky it can be to track down… Read More ›

La Fille Mal Gardee : Ballet Screening

La Fille Mal Gardee : Ballet Screening

October 26, 2011

Arts, Dance:

La Fille Mal Gardee : a ballet in three acts is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 26 October in Arts.… Read More ›

Tales of wonder, love and daring…the story of your family

Tales of wonder, love and daring…the story of your family

October 25, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family history can be so much more than a list of names and dates. Dedicated genealogists with an interest in the background story of their families often find themselves doing… Read More ›

I am a camera

I am a camera

October 23, 2011

Arts, New books, Photography:

Even in its earliest days when it was often seen as a “mere mechanical” process, photography was producing images of startling artistry and sophistication, as well as capturing worlds that were… Read More ›

Discover the wonders of Victoria’s past …

Discover the wonders of Victoria’s past …

October 21, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

In 2011 Victorian History Week will be held from Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 October – a week of walking tours, exhibitions, talks and much more, all relating to this State’s history. Check… Read More ›

Let me entertain you!

Let me entertain you!

October 19, 2011

Arts, Music, New books, Performing Arts:

 They called him Al : the musical life of Al Bowlly by Ray Pallett Al Bowlly’s name is emerging from the shadows as reissued recordings show him to have been one of the loveliest vocalists… Read More ›

Cup day closure

Cup day closure

October 19, 2011

Announcements, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed on Tuesday 1 November due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday. Readings bookshop and Mr Tulk cafe will also be closed.