Archive for November, 2012

Pianos, pianos everywhere……

Pianos, pianos everywhere……

November 30, 2012

Arts, Music:

If you havent yet caught up with the remarkable performance currently happening in our Cowen Gallery then you had better get your skates on before December 6th, when Stop, Repair,… Read More ›

Even in 1888 you needed a security ID photo!

Even in 1888 you needed a security ID photo!

November 28, 2012

People & professions, Such was life:

When the idea of celebrating a century of European settlement in Australia was first raised in 1886, Victoria volunteered to host an international exhibition of arts and industries. The resulting… Read More ›

What is Australia’s earliest surviving printed document?

What is Australia’s earliest surviving printed document?

November 23, 2012

Arts & literature, Such was life:

Australia’s earliest surviving printed document is a playbill which advertises a performance of the tragedy, Jane Shore, followed by a comic dance, The Wapping landlady and a farce, The miraculous… Read More ›

Music, music everywhere…..

Music, music everywhere…..

November 21, 2012

Arts, Music:

November is host to both Australian Music Month and Melbourne Music Week, so I’ve dipped into the Naxos Music Library to see what local treats are on offer: An Australian… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Wonderful Town!

Arts on Film: Wonderful Town!

November 20, 2012

Arts, Musicals:

Wonderful Town! : excerpts from the musical in concert, is the next program in the Arts on Film series for 2012, to be screened this coming Wednesday November 21 in Arts.… Read More ›

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

November 19, 2012

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The most complete popular & mercantile map of Melbourne, Victoria was produced by Frederick Proeschel in the early 1850s. Proeschel describes the map as ‘giving most useful information as to… Read More ›

Stop, Repair, Prepare: the Dome receives a birthday present

Stop, Repair, Prepare: the Dome receives a birthday present

November 16, 2012

Arts, Music:

To celebrate the centenary of our beautiful Domed Reading Room (aka. the LaTrobe Reading Room), the Library is kickstarting a full year of celebrations in 2013 this month with a… Read More ›

Forgotten Australians and former child migrants

November 15, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the National apology to Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. ‘Forgotten Australians’ is a term the Australian Senate has used to describe children who… Read More ›

View the 2012 Keith Murdoch Oration delivered by the Honourable Paul Keating, former Prime Minister

November 15, 2012

Family history events, News, Talks, Uncategorized:

View the 2012 Keith Murdoch Oration that was delivered by the Honourable Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia, last night. A copy of his oration follows.

Picture makes history! The Argus newspaper in colour

Picture makes history! The Argus newspaper in colour

November 13, 2012

Social life & customs, Such was life:

On Monday 28 July 1952, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper in the world to print in full colour. In what was a technological marvel for its time, there… Read More ›