Archive for March, 2013

New books: the joy of photography and the pleasure of prints

New books: the joy of photography and the pleasure of prints

March 28, 2013

Arts, New books, Photography:

Our wonderful collection of photography books welcomes a few new titles, and the book on prints was just too charming to leave out! Photography and play by Erin C. Garcia… Read More ›

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

March 25, 2013

Such was life, War:

Over 70 Victorian newspapers covering 1914 to 1918 are now freely available on Trove, the digitised Australian newspapers website. These titles have been digitised to support the commemoration of the… Read More ›

Who turned off the lights?

Who turned off the lights?

March 21, 2013

Announcements, News:

We did. The Library is again participating in Earth Hour which will be held between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Foundation… Read More ›

Tenth Family History Feast approaches

Tenth Family History Feast approaches

March 21, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

In 2013 the State Library of Victoria will again host the annual Family History Feast (the tenth) to be held at the Library on Monday 5 August during National Family History… Read More ›

Curiouser and curiouser: following Alice down that rabbit hole…..

Curiouser and curiouser: following Alice down that rabbit hole…..

March 19, 2013

Arts:

Children’s Research Librarian Juliet O’Conor has sent through this fascinating piece about the many curious lives of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:   A selection of illustrated versions of Lewis… Read More ›

Melbourne’s bohemians

Melbourne’s bohemians

March 19, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Bohemian: noun 1. a person with artistic or intellectual tendencies or pretensions who lives and acts without regard for conventional rules of behaviour (Macquarie dictionary online).

New books: Dingoes, Musicals, Korean art and Kiki!

New books: Dingoes, Musicals, Korean art and Kiki!

March 15, 2013

Arts, New books:

Mixing up the new books a bit this week: The Hollywood film musical by Barry Keith Grant A bit like the symphony in classical music, every so often the cry… Read More ›

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

March 14, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Manuscripts Librarian Kevin Molloy examines a little known Irish-Australian treasure:

Community Heritage Grant applications open

March 12, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Applications for the Australian Government’s Community Heritage Grants are now open. ‘The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives,… Read More ›

Why a duck? Leunig and the joys of unanswered questions

Why a duck? Leunig and the joys of unanswered questions

March 8, 2013

Arts, Visual arts:

Paul Dee from our Australian History and Literature collection has been getting to grips with the pleasures and charms of Michael Leunig’s unique take on life: ‘Yes but what does… Read More ›