Archive for 2012

2012 – the year that was for the Genealogy Team!

2012 – the year that was for the Genealogy Team!

December 10, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

A very active year  : 31 March   Participation in the annual Shake Your Family Tree Day organised by National Archives of Australia 28-31 March 13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry Your… Read More ›

Listening Post Sounds: Angels, Follies, Wiggles & more…

Listening Post Sounds: Angels, Follies, Wiggles & more…

December 6, 2012

Arts, Music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There are eight jukebox listening posts in… Read More ›

A Koori protest against the Nazis

A Koori protest against the Nazis

December 6, 2012

Such was life, War:

Kristallachnacht (also known as ‘The night of broken glass’, 9-10 November 1938) was a major escalation in the persecution of the Jews in Germany by the Nazi government. Nearly 100… Read More ›

Recent additions to the Genealogy collection

Recent additions to the Genealogy collection

December 5, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Guides to researching British Indian ancestors, the Huguenots in Australia and sporting records are among the new additions to our Genealogy collection in the last few months.

Secret histories of queer Melbourne

Secret histories of queer Melbourne

December 4, 2012

Social life & customs, Such was life:

This new publication from the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives is an eye-opening and immensely readable introduction to Melbourne’s queer scenes, both private and public.

End of year opening times and services

December 3, 2012

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours, Search, Updates:

The Library will be closed or have reduced opening times for a number of days between the Christmas and New Year period. The Library’s opening hours will be: • Monday 24 December, 10am-6pm… Read More ›

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 ›