Archive for September, 2013

Are you a fan too?

Are you a fan too?

September 23, 2013

Sport, Such was life:

Without the crowd, it would be just another game of footy.

Music and video online: it’s a wonderful world!

Music and video online: it’s a wonderful world!

September 18, 2013

Arts:

It’s always worth checking in on our audio and video streaming databases, just to see what new treasures have been added: Star Wars, Episode VI, “Return of the Jedi”: John… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Opera & Musical Double

Arts on Film: Opera & Musical Double

September 18, 2013

Arts, Musicals:

An opera and musical double bill is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday September 18. At 12.00 noon is the acclaimed 1957… Read More ›

Picture this: Black Rock

Picture this: Black Rock

September 13, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Black Rock, in Melbourne’s bayside east, was named after Charles Hoston Edben’s Black Rock house which, in turn, was named from Black Rock, Dublin.(1)

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

September 13, 2013

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include latest releases in film, musical theatre, opera, classical & popular music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post… Read More ›

Using the State Library of Victoria From Afar!

Using the State Library of Victoria From Afar!

September 13, 2013

Collections, Family matters, Research guides:

I am very pleased to welcome Shauna Hicks as our guest blogger. Shauna has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years primarily… Read More ›

Where do our treasures come from?

Where do our treasures come from?

September 12, 2013

About us, Exhibitions, News:

Last night CEO and State Librarian Sue Roberts spoke with Lindy Burns on ABC Radio 774 about love poetry and one of the Library’s most treasured and mysterious books, a… Read More ›

Never Sorry at Outside-in cinema

Never Sorry at Outside-in cinema

September 11, 2013

Arts, Film, Visual arts:

This week in Experimedia, Outside-in cinema will be showing the recent documentary on the work and activism (often, one and the same thing) of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Renowned for… Read More ›

New Books: luminous pencils and noisy roosters

New Books: luminous pencils and noisy roosters

September 6, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

 Balinese art : paintings and drawings of Bali 1800-2010 by Adrian Vickers Balinese art over the last 200 years draws on a rich tradition of local village-based artistic styles as… Read More ›

That elusive Digger – 2013 Don Grant Lecture

That elusive Digger – 2013 Don Grant Lecture

September 5, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

The final presentation of Family History Feast was the 2013 Don Grant Lecture, delivered by Lt Col. Neil C Smith, AM. His excellent talk That elusive Digger : tracing your… Read More ›