Archive for January, 2013

Early closure of La Trobe Reading Room on Sunday 3 February

January 29, 2013

Announcements, Family history events, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 1pm for a literary event on Sunday 3 February. It will reopen at 10am the following morning. While the browsing collection will… Read More ›

Seeing the new year in with a rather large white whale…..

Seeing the new year in with a rather large white whale…..

January 25, 2013

Arts, Film:

During my short Xmas/New Year break I didn’t get around to reading that pile of books glaring at me from my bedside table; I didn’t even get started on the… Read More ›

Fire fighting in Victoria

Fire fighting in Victoria

January 24, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The first fire in Melbourne, after European settlement, is believed to have occurred in Melbourne’s first gaol in 1838. The incident was later depicted in watercolour by WFE Liardet in 1875.

‘How to start your family history research’, updated research guide now available

‘How to start your family history research’, updated research guide now available

January 22, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

The How to start your family history research guide has recently been expanded and updated to include detailed information on how to find Victorian genealogy resources. It is ideal for anyone new to family history research or… Read More ›

Library open for Australia Day public holiday

January 21, 2013

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be open on Monday 28 January for the Australia Day public holiday from 10am to 6pm. Galleries will close at 5pm. To view books, journals and newspapers… Read More ›

Listening Post Music: New Selections.

Listening Post Music: New Selections.

January 21, 2013

Arts, Music:

Latest listening post selections in Arts include the following new CD arrivals. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There are eight jukebox listening posts… Read More ›

Australia’s first state funeral

Australia’s first state funeral

January 18, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

One hundred and fifty years ago Melbourne came to a standstill for the funeral procession of Robert O’Hara Burke (1821-1861) and William John Wills (1834-1861).

but what did they die of?

January 14, 2013

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Death certificates can be a gold mine for family historians. They’re fantastic sources of information and often include the stated cause of death. This can be quite handy for those… Read More ›

Sleeping Beauty: on the stage and on the page

Sleeping Beauty: on the stage and on the page

January 13, 2013

Arts:

With Richard Gill’s Sleeping Beauty pantomime about to hit the stage for the Victorian Opera,  the State Library of Victoria’s Children’s Research Librarian, Juliet O’Conor, takes us through the history… Read More ›

Fire claims Carngham Station again

Fire claims Carngham Station again

January 11, 2013

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

On Tuesday 8 January, the historic Carngham Station Homestead was destroyed by bushfire. Sadly, Carngham Station is no stranger to fire. The original homestead burnt down in 1918, the cause… Read More ›