Archive for March, 2013

New books in the Genealogy Centre

New books in the Genealogy Centre

March 5, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Preserving family heirlooms, making the most of your iPad, advanced genealogical research techniques, getting to grips with online resources and finding Polish records – these are the topics of some… Read More ›

Vale James Strong AO

March 5, 2013

About us, Announcements, News:

The State Library of Victoria is saddened by the news of the passing of James Strong AO.

Cobb  and Co

Cobb and Co

March 5, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

On 30 January 1854, American businessman Freeman Cobb and three associates started a passenger coach service to Castlemaine and Bendigo.

Houdini flies in Diggers Rest

Houdini flies in Diggers Rest

March 1, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

On 18 March 1910, Harry Houdini, the world famous escapologist, made what is claimed to be the first controlled powered flight in Australia.

Wagner, Verdi and Britten: birthday greetings in 2013

Wagner, Verdi and Britten: birthday greetings in 2013

March 1, 2013

Arts, Music:

If you are even slightly interested in classical music you will have found it hard to avoid some of the major musical anniversaries happening this year. Richard Wagner and Giuseppe… Read More ›