Archive for November, 2013

Joyeux anniversaire, Charles Valentin Alkan!

Joyeux anniversaire, Charles Valentin Alkan!

November 29, 2013

Arts, Music:

This has been a big year for musical birthdays, with Wagner and Verdi celebrating their 200th and Benjamin Britten clocking up his 100th, but as these noisy gentlemen hog the… Read More ›

Victorian will and probate index updated

November 27, 2013

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

Good news from the Public Record Office Victoria – they’ve updated their online will and probate index! You can now search for will and probate records from 1841 – 2007.… Read More ›

Inky Awards teen choice literary prize winners announced at State Library of Victoria

Inky Awards teen choice literary prize winners announced at State Library of Victoria

November 27, 2013

Announcements, News:

The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria today announced the winners of the 2013 Inky Awards – Australia’s only national teen choice literary prize.

Bird’s-eye views of Melbourne

Bird’s-eye views of Melbourne

November 26, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The bird’s-eye view is a representation of a city from above and was popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It can be an aerial photograph or a… Read More ›

Occupational sources for Family Historians

Occupational sources for Family Historians

November 20, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Researching the occupations of your ancestors can be a great way to flesh out their lives, to demonstrate their social status and possibly to explain why they migrated around the country or… Read More ›

Baths, and how to take them.

Baths, and how to take them.

November 18, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Need advice on washing up? Want to compute the area of an irregular sized paddock? Or maybe you require some hints when ordering windmills? Then check out our 1930s housewifery pamphlets.

New books: landscapes, furniture and bathing in St. Kilda

New books: landscapes, furniture and bathing in St. Kilda

November 18, 2013

Arts, Furniture, Painting:

  Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria by Dr Peter Dowling and Daniel McOwab This might seem like an odd title, until you realise just how little… Read More ›

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

A Melbourne icon turns 100 today

November 14, 2013

About us, Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

The iconic domed reading of the State Library of Victoria, first opened to the public in 1913, turns 100 today.

Baroque and beyond: streaming now!

Baroque and beyond: streaming now!

November 13, 2013

Arts, Film, Music:

More wonders from our online Naxos video and music libraries  John Eliot Gardiner in Rehearsal: J.S.Bach, “Christen, atzet diesen Tag”, BWV 63 Arthaus/Naxos It’s almost hard to imagine a time… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Nutcracker

Arts on Film: Nutcracker

November 12, 2013

Arts:

Graeme Murphy’s production of Nutcracker : the story of Clara is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be held this Wednesday November 13 in Arts. Adapted from… Read More ›