Archive for January, 2012

Down to the sea in ships

Down to the sea in ships

January 30, 2012

Arts, Painting, Photography:

An enquiry from a customer regarding maritime painting uncovered a watery treasure-trove! The sun rising through vapour : Turner’s early seascapes by Paul Spencer-Longhurst Difficult to go past Turner’s astonishing… Read More ›

New Music Tracks.

New Music Tracks.

January 27, 2012

Arts, Music, Popular music:

New CDs in Arts include Greatest Voices of Bolshoi, from the record library of Melbourne broadcaster, John Cargher.  There is the self-titled best seller from popular crooner Michael Buble, the classic album,… Read More ›

A nautical Australia Day

A nautical Australia Day

January 26, 2012

Arts, Photography:

New online catalogue

January 25, 2012

About us, Announcements, Collection, Library services, News:

The Library’s new online catalogue launched in November last year, and we are keen to hear your feedback. As well as a shiny new look, the revamped catalogue boasts a… Read More ›

Happy Australia Day 2012!

Happy Australia Day 2012!

January 25, 2012

Collections, Family matters:

Thursday 26 January – a good day to catch up on your family history research at home as the State Library of Victoria is closed all day.     Sports meeting on… Read More ›

Art from the Low Countries to the Yarra River

Art from the Low Countries to the Yarra River

January 20, 2012

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

A swag of books relating to the visual arts have appeared on the new book’s shelf this week; from the sublime to the sublime! Van Eyck to Durer : the… Read More ›

A ship and its voyage

A ship and its voyage

January 15, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

So you’ve trailed through immigration indexes and passenger lists and found your ancestor arriving into Australia. You may have discovered their age, their occupation, their nationality and possibly even details… Read More ›

Silence can be golden

Silence can be golden

January 15, 2012

Arts:

Over the Christmas/new-year break I managed to catch up with at least a few of the DVDs that have been waiting for some attention next to my TV set. Included… Read More ›

Library closed for Australia Day public holiday

January 12, 2012

News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed on Thursday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday.

Happy new year and some dates for your 2012 family history diary

Happy new year and some dates for your 2012 family history diary

January 9, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

Christmas 2011 has come and gone and over the holidays you spent time catching up with family members. Family stories have been shared as well as questions asked about events… Read More ›