Archive for September, 2014

Joyeux anniversaire Jean Philippe Rameau

Joyeux anniversaire Jean Philippe Rameau

September 26, 2014

Arts, Music:

You’ll have to excuse me while I celebrate an important birthday….. Happy birthday Jean Philippe Rameau, born September 25, 1683, in Dijon, France, and destined to become one of that… Read More ›

Condolence books for MH17 victims now housed in State Library of Victoria

Condolence books for MH17 victims now housed in State Library of Victoria

September 26, 2014

Announcements, Collection, News:

Condolence books containing thousands of messages to families affected by the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy are now housed within the State Library of Victoria.

Flashpoint – exclusive preview of new Victorian theatre

Flashpoint – exclusive preview of new Victorian theatre

September 24, 2014

Events, News:

On Thursday 25 September theatre goers will get an exclusive preview of works in development by some of Victoria’s most exciting playwrights in Flashpoint, a series of play readings that… Read More ›

How many games did you play again?

How many games did you play again?

September 23, 2014

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Achieving success at the elite level of sport has been an important part of Australian life for much of its modern history. In Victoria one of the highest achievements is to have played senior football in the Victorian Football League (VFL) or its direct descendent the Australian Football League (AFL).

The Anti-Football League

The Anti-Football League

September 22, 2014

Sport, Such was life:

Melbourne is routinely depicted as a sport loving city with our devotion to Australian Rules football characterised as an obsession. The writer George Johnston, author of the novel My Brother… Read More ›

Photography: in and out of focus

Photography: in and out of focus

September 19, 2014

Arts, New books, Photography:

Photography continues to be a major part of our contemporary art collecting, and here are just a few new titles to tempt you into the building (and one you can… Read More ›

Elves and fairies by Ethel Jackson Morris

Elves and fairies by Ethel Jackson Morris

September 12, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

For many months a charming illustration of a fairy child and a kookaburra has graced the walls of the Library’s Cowen Gallery in the exhibition Once upon a time: a… Read More ›

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

September 12, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Theatre:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical guitar, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Arts, Film, Popular music, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

Records of non-British migrants in the Archives

Records of non-British migrants in the Archives

September 4, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Picking up where I left off last week, the next two Family History Feast speakers were Liz Denny from the Public Record Office Victoria and Andrew Griffin from the National… Read More ›