Archive for June, 2014

Unexpected sketches

Unexpected sketches

June 28, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

A library patron recently led me to a beautiful book containing sketches by the prison artist William Stanford. The patron had an old newspaper article which mentioned the book, but… Read More ›

Woof woof woof: or the dog in art…..woof

Woof woof woof: or the dog in art…..woof

June 26, 2014

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Now for some total self-indulgence! Having just welcomed two beautiful Whippets into the family (don’t get me started…), it seems like the ideal time to explore the central, if under-appreciated,… Read More ›

Is your Victorian history project award-worthy?

June 24, 2014

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Nominations for the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s 2014 Victorian Community History Awards are now open. The awards recognise ‘excellence in historical method’, and the types of works that can be… Read More ›

New soundtracks: Gravity, Cromwell, Superman, and more.

New soundtracks: Gravity, Cromwell, Superman, and more.

June 20, 2014

Arts, Film, Music:

New CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include some great film soundtrack releases. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There… Read More ›

It will look better embossed!

It will look better embossed!

June 19, 2014

Such was life:

Frank Firestone was responsible for many examples of iconic design and advertising imagery for predominantly Australian brands and products.

Music here, there and everywhere: on a stream near you!

Music here, there and everywhere: on a stream near you!

June 13, 2014

Arts, Music, Popular music:

It is simply amazing the type of library we can have in our own homes, and without taking up all that shelf space!   This opera gala from Cologne comes… Read More ›

Victoria’s lost places

Victoria’s lost places

June 10, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Here’s a test of your local history knowledge: where is Emerald Hill? What about Sandhurst, Sandridge, Hotham or Phillipstown? If you’re not sure, don’t worry! Gazetteers and atlases are rich… Read More ›

Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices 1971 – 1990 and 1997 – 2013

June 2, 2014

Family matters:

The State Library of South Australia has recently published on their website the Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices covering 1971 -1990 and then from 1997 to 2013. From… Read More ›