Archive for 2013

Library open for Australia Day public holiday

January 21, 2013

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be open on Monday 28 January for the Australia Day public holiday from 10am to 6pm. Galleries will close at 5pm. To view books, journals and newspapers… Read More ›

Listening Post Music: New Selections.

Listening Post Music: New Selections.

January 21, 2013

Arts, Music:

Latest listening post selections in Arts include the following new CD arrivals. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There are eight jukebox listening posts… Read More ›

Australia’s first state funeral

Australia’s first state funeral

January 18, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

One hundred and fifty years ago Melbourne came to a standstill for the funeral procession of Robert O’Hara Burke (1821-1861) and William John Wills (1834-1861).

but what did they die of?

January 14, 2013

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Death certificates can be a gold mine for family historians. They’re fantastic sources of information and often include the stated cause of death. This can be quite handy for those… Read More ›

Sleeping Beauty: on the stage and on the page

Sleeping Beauty: on the stage and on the page

January 13, 2013

Arts:

With Richard Gill’s Sleeping Beauty pantomime about to hit the stage for the Victorian Opera,  the State Library of Victoria’s Children’s Research Librarian, Juliet O’Conor, takes us through the history… Read More ›

Fire claims Carngham Station again

Fire claims Carngham Station again

January 11, 2013

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

On Tuesday 8 January, the historic Carngham Station Homestead was destroyed by bushfire. Sadly, Carngham Station is no stranger to fire. The original homestead burnt down in 1918, the cause… Read More ›

Findmypast Australasia now available

Findmypast Australasia now available

January 4, 2013

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

We are pleased to announce that Findmypast Australasia is now available at the State Library! Search over 50 million historical records, including directories, gazettes, electoral rolls, cemetery records and other… Read More ›

Some cool jazz for a hot 2013!

Some cool jazz for a hot 2013!

January 4, 2013

Arts, Music:

No better way to welcome in 2013 than by welcoming the wonderful online Naxos Jazz Library to our growing collection of music streaming services! With over 65,000 tracks from over… Read More ›