Archive for July, 2013

Carnival shows Melbourne’s a curious place

Carnival shows Melbourne’s a curious place

July 11, 2013

Events, Family history events:

The State Library was alive with excitement and activity last Sunday as more than 5,500 Victorians attended the first Carnival of Curiosity.

Library welcomes Justine Hyde

July 10, 2013

About us, Announcements, News:

Sue Roberts, CEO and State Librarian, has announced the appointment of Ms Justine Hyde to the position of Director Library Services and Experience to complete the new State Library leadership… Read More ›

Bella Guerin: first female university graduate in Australia

Bella Guerin: first female university graduate in Australia

July 10, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

Julia Margaret Guerin, known as Bella Guerin, became the first woman to graduate from a university in Australia, when she graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1883.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Arts Library

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Arts Library

July 10, 2013

Arts:

Here we are in the midst of NAIDOC Week, so what better time to celebrate the extraordinary diversity and beauty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture! Tribal Voice by… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Swan Lake.

Arts on Film: Swan Lake.

July 9, 2013

Arts:

Swan Lake : a ballet in four acts is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday July 10. Please note that due to… Read More ›

Carnival of Curiosity – it’s happening now!

Carnival of Curiosity – it’s happening now!

July 7, 2013

About us, Announcements, Events, Family history events:

The State Library’s Carnival of Curiosity has just kicked off and already there’s a lot happening. Come on down to the Library and be part of this special day of… Read More ›

Early Alphabet Books and other Curiosities

Early Alphabet Books and other Curiosities

July 4, 2013

Arts:

Children’s Research Librarian Juliet O’Conor has sent in another fascinating post, this time focusing on alphabet books and learning tools stretching back to the 15th century. You will be able… Read More ›

NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2013

NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2013

July 4, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

NAIDOC Week is being held in 2013 from 7 to 14 July and it is a good time to remind Family Matters readers of our online family history research guide Aboriginal… Read More ›