Archive for August, 2014

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

August 28, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, New books, Popular music, Television:

Our collection of ebooks continues to grow, and these are just a few of my current personal favourites; I can’t wait to get home to read them! You can too… Read More ›

Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily

Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily

August 26, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

The second presenter of Family History Feast was Diana Hookham, with her talk ‘Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily’. Diana’s husband comes from… Read More ›

More than suitcases: collecting migrant stories at Museum Victoria

More than suitcases: collecting migrant stories at Museum Victoria

August 25, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Kicking the ball off rolling in this year’s Family History Feast was Dr Moya McFadzean’s (Museum Victoria) presentation ‘More than suitcases: collecting migrant stories at Museum Victoria’ and what a… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2014 is here

Family History Feast 2014 is here

August 25, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Good morning all! Today is Family History Feast day and we have a great program lined up for you. This year’s event includes presentations by the State Library, Public Record… Read More ›

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

August 23, 2014

Arts, Dance, Music, Musicals, Painting, Performing Arts, Popular music, Television, Visual arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts. Gene Kelly : anatomy of a… Read More ›

Melbourne’s historic skyline

Melbourne’s historic skyline

August 19, 2014

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

Melbourne’s skyline developed rapidly once the first passenger lifts were installed. The L. Stevenson & Sons warehouse in Flinders Lane had two of the first hydraulic goods lifts installed in… Read More ›

Victor Hugo, Rigoletto and a charming battleship

Victor Hugo, Rigoletto and a charming battleship

August 15, 2014

Arts, Film, Music:

  With the State Library’s major exhibition, Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, currently showing, I thought it might be timely to delve into just a few… Read More ›

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Arts, Music, Painting, Popular music, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

Musicals in Town

Musicals in Town

August 3, 2014

Arts, Music, Musicals:

Wicked  : original Broadway cast recording : a new musical: music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.   The King and I : original cast album: music by Richard Rodgers ;… Read More ›

National Family History Month 2014

August 1, 2014

Family history events, Family matters:

Family matters is pleased to welcome our special guest blogger for August, Shauna Hicks, national coordinator of National Family History Month. August is National Family History Month in Australia which… Read More ›