Archive for February, 2014

Melbourne’s newest newspaper hits the streets Monday

Melbourne’s newest newspaper hits the streets Monday

February 28, 2014

Announcements, Grants, News:

This Monday The Melbourne Sirius will launch as Melbourne’s newest newspaper. It’s first edition will also be it’s last. The paper is a record of Melbourne’s rich newspaper history listing… Read More ›

Food in early Victoria

Food in early Victoria

February 27, 2014

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Eating in early Victoria was a different proposition for the Aborigines than for early Europeans. The Aborigines lived off the land. The women, in the main, collected vegetable foods and… Read More ›

New books: flashbacks, familiar faces and a bit of clowning around

New books: flashbacks, familiar faces and a bit of clowning around

February 25, 2014

Arts, New books:

Entertainers come in all shapes and sizes…….  All my flashbacks by Lewis Gilbert You may not recognise the name but if you are at any kind of film-buff at all… Read More ›

Using maps for family history research

Using maps for family history research

February 20, 2014

Family matters:

Family Matters is pleased to welcome our February guest blogger, Blair Gatehouse, Digital Resources Graduate.   While maps may not be the first resource that spring to mind when investigating your… Read More ›

Tickets on sale now for Library’s biggest-ever exhibition

Tickets on sale now for Library’s biggest-ever exhibition

February 14, 2014

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Tickets are now on sale for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition and the biggest to ever be staged at the State Library of… Read More ›

Picture this: Maryborough, Victoria

Picture this: Maryborough, Victoria

February 14, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Did you know you can view over 200,000 digitised images on the State Library’s online catalogue? To find pictures of your favourite Victorian town, simply head to the catalogue, and click… Read More ›

New books: the Duke, Sydney Moderns, glorious Sargent, and some nude men…..

New books: the Duke, Sydney Moderns, glorious Sargent, and some nude men…..

February 13, 2014

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

Nude men : from 1800 to the present day: edited by Tobias G. Natter and Elisabeth Leopold This is the catalogue to a groundbreaking exhibition held at the Leopold Museum… Read More ›

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

February 10, 2014

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Many of us have forebears who worked for the Victorian Government in some capacity. This may not always be obvious though, as records like electoral rolls, directories and birth, death… Read More ›

Clarice Cliff: ceramic designer extraordinaire

Clarice Cliff: ceramic designer extraordinaire

February 6, 2014

Arts, Decorative arts:

Serial-blogger Jane has been watching Bargain Hunt again….. If you do an internet search on Clarice Cliff, eBay is regularly included in your first page of hits.  Eminently collectable, the… Read More ›

History fellowships at the Library

History fellowships at the Library

February 3, 2014

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

This year the State Library of Victoria is offering several fantastic research opportunities for people who propose thoughtful and innovative ways of using our collections.