Archive for January, 2014

New Listening:  Chain, Cosmic Country & more

New Listening: Chain, Cosmic Country & more

January 30, 2014

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include releases in opera, classical, country,  pop, rock, blues and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD… Read More ›

History and people of early Ballarat

History and people of early Ballarat

January 28, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

If you’re interested in the history and people of early Ballarat, then we’d like to introduce you to a classic research resource, written by journalist WB Withers.

Newspaper and Family History room changes January to April 2014

January 28, 2014

Collections, Family matters:

  The former State Library of Victoria Newspaper Reading Room is currently being refurbished and will reopen in April as the combined home of the Family History and Newspaper services.   Until… Read More ›

Vale Claudio Abbado

Vale Claudio Abbado

January 24, 2014

Arts, Music:

Claudio Abbado, one of the very greatest conductors of the modern era, sadly passed away this week after a long battle with illness. A true gentleman of the podium, he… Read More ›

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

ROME: Piranesi’s vision – a major exhibition of Italy’s master printmaker opens at State Library in February

January 21, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Rome: Piranesi’s vision, the largest Australian exhibition of work from one of Europe’s best known and respected printmakers, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opens at the State Library of Victoria on 22… Read More ›

Gippsland watercolours

Gippsland watercolours

January 20, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

Daniel Long’s sketchbook dates from 1856 and contains charming watercolours and pencil drawings depicting various locations in Gippsland.

New books: if you dare….

New books: if you dare….

January 17, 2014

Arts:

A mixed bag of new books hitting the shelves; just what I love! Circus and stage : the theatrical adventures of Rose Edouin and GBW Lewis by Mimi Colligan Mimi… Read More ›

Digitised Australian military records

Digitised Australian military records

January 16, 2014

Family matters:

A number of ongoing digitisation projects and website developments by Australian and New Zealand archive agencies means that family historians will now have greater access to the military records of their ancestors. Here are… Read More ›

Captain Cook’s cottage

Captain Cook’s cottage

January 15, 2014

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

Captain Cooks’ cottage, located in Fitzroy Gardens, was initially built by Captain Cook’s family in the town of Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England. It is believed to have been built… Read More ›

Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

January 10, 2014

Arts, Music:

Guest blogger extraordinaire, Jane, is inspired by some of the treasures in our sheet-music collection…… I am currently helping out with the sheet-music spreadsheet-cataloguing project (try saying that quickly!) in… Read More ›