Archive for November, 2013

National Adoption Awareness Week

November 12, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

This week is National Adoption Awareness Week, so what better opportunity to blog about adoption records for family historians.

Sketchbooks of Victoria

Sketchbooks of Victoria

November 12, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

Charles Edward Bruges Hammond was born in London in 1870. He left home at fifteen, sailing to New Zealand and Australia. For some years he moved between England and Australia… Read More ›

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Arts, Music, New books, Painting, Popular music:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›

Temporary relocation of Newspapers Reading Room 2 November 2013 to 31 January 2014

November 1, 2013

Collections, Family matters:

  Newspaper resources will be relocated to the Genealogy Centre during the weekend of 2-3 November in preparation for essential building works in the Newspapers Reading Room.   The Newspapers… Read More ›

RIP Lou Reed

RIP Lou Reed

November 1, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Being a musician with little to no rights to such a title, I owe a great debt of gratitude to the recently departed Lou Reed. At the same time as… Read More ›