Archive for March, 2014

Relocation of the Genealogy & Newspaper Room on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 April

March 27, 2014

Family matters:

Please note that the temporary Genealogy and Newspaper Room will close at 6pm on Sunday 13 April. The combined Family History (Genealogy) and Newspaper services will reopen at 10am on… Read More ›

Children take on family history

Children take on family history

March 20, 2014

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of children in our Genealogy Centre. During school holidays in particular, the centre is buzzing with enthusiastic kids, helping their parents and grandparents research… Read More ›

Collectors, museums and curious cabinets…….

Collectors, museums and curious cabinets…….

March 20, 2014

Arts, Decorative arts, Painting:

The glorious Piranesi exhibition currently on show here at the State Library has me thinking about the whole passionate business of collecting. The British as art collectors : from the… Read More ›

Inky Awards longlist announced

Inky Awards longlist announced

March 20, 2014

Announcements, Education, Events, Family history events:

The 2014 Inky Awards longlist for peer-recommended, high quality young adult fiction has been announced by the Centre for Youth Literature (State Library of Victoria) at the Somerset Celebration of… Read More ›

News by telegraph; the 19th century internet

News by telegraph; the 19th century internet

March 18, 2014

Social life & customs, Such was life:

On 21 October 1872 readers of Melbourne newspapers scanned the latest news from Europe. The reports included news that the Emperors of Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary had met to discuss… Read More ›

Rob Roy hill climb

Rob Roy hill climb

March 12, 2014

Sport, Such was life:

The Rob Roy hill climb is a car time trial in Smiths Gully, Victoria. It was initially established by the Light Car Club of Australia and began in 1937 and ran… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2014 : a date for your diary!

March 11, 2014

Family matters:

The 2014 Family History Feast is going to be held on Monday 25 August at the State Library of Victoria  from 10am to 4pm (exact times to be confirmed) during… Read More ›

Roman Holiday: Piranesi and the Grand Tour

Roman Holiday: Piranesi and the Grand Tour

March 6, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

The Library’s new exhibition, Rome: Piranesi’s Vision, is now showing in the Keith Murdoch Gallery and is nothing short of splendid. Curated by Dr Colin Holden, it brings together material… Read More ›