Archive for May, 2013

Music and video online: from Elvis to Tunisia……

Music and video online: from Elvis to Tunisia……

May 31, 2013

Arts, Film, Music, Popular music:

A few selections from our ever-growing range of audio and video streaming services….. There is a select band of performers whose reputations just seems to grow and grow as the… Read More ›

Funding announced for State Library of Victoria’s iconic Dome

Funding announced for State Library of Victoria’s iconic Dome

May 30, 2013

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

As the State Library of Victoria continues to celebrate the centenary of its iconic Domed Reading Room, Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria came to the party with a surprise… Read More ›

Telling time in early Melbourne

Telling time in early Melbourne

May 29, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

In 1853 Melbourne was developing rapidly and the need for consistent, accurate time across the burgeoning colony saw the first observatory built in Williamstown. Time was communicated… ‘by dropping a… Read More ›

New Books: supergods, street-art and a bit of Dickens

New Books: supergods, street-art and a bit of Dickens

May 29, 2013

Arts:

Dickens and the artists: edited by Mark Bills Yale University Press, 2012 So much of the way we think about Victorian England is, I suspect, imagined through the prism of… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Concert for Slim

Arts on Film: Concert for Slim

May 29, 2013

Arts, Music:

Concert for Slim is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday May 29 in Arts. Family and friends gathered at the Tamworth Entertainment Centre… Read More ›

Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience. The Eighth Victorian Family History State Conference

Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience. The Eighth Victorian Family History State Conference

May 22, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

From 3-5 May I had the good fortune of attending the conference Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience held in the beautiful grounds of the ACU Aquinas Campus,… Read More ›

Congratulations – Library wins at MAGNA

Congratulations – Library wins at MAGNA

May 20, 2013

About us, Announcements, Collection, Education, Exhibitions, Family history events, Library services, News:

The Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) and the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) 2013 were announced at a ceremony last night at the Museums Australia National Conference in… Read More ›

Origins of Australian football: Victoria’s early history

Origins of Australian football: Victoria’s early history

May 20, 2013

Sport, Such was life:

Good footballers are often described as ‘dangerous players’, but none more so than Alex Bruce who had a prosthetic hook on one arm, which made him very dangerous indeed! Less… Read More ›

Thank you Ken Fraser

Thank you Ken Fraser

May 16, 2013

About us, News:

This month the Library farewells volunteer Ken Fraser, a dedicated and generous man who has left a lasting legacy for all Victorians. Ken Fraser started at the State Library in… Read More ›

UNESCO adds gold rush diaries to Australian memory of the world register

UNESCO adds gold rush diaries to Australian memory of the world register

May 15, 2013

Announcements, Collection, News:

UNESCO had added three 19th-century goldfields diaries from the State Library of Victoria collection to the Australian memory of the world register. The Life and Adventures of Edward Snell from… Read More ›