Archive for January, 2015

State Library Victoria calls for Fellowships for 2015

January 30, 2015

News:

Applications open for Australia’s largest fellowship program.

Kevin James Collection

If it’s not vinyl, it’s not a record…..

January 29, 2015

Arts, Film, Music:

A few years back we were extremely fortunate to be on the receiving end of a marvellous collection of vinyl record albums from the estate of Kevin James, a passionate collector.

Before it was the Australian Open it was the…

Before it was the Australian Open it was the…

January 27, 2015

Sport, Such was life:

The first Victorian tennis championships took place in 1880 just three years after the first Wimbledon tournament.

Summer sound tracks & jukebox bop

Summer sound tracks & jukebox bop

January 23, 2015

Arts, Film, Music, Popular music:

Summer holiday sounds with a 60s flavour currently feature on Listening Posts in Arts.  They include new releases and old favourites in film sound tracks and popular music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available… Read More ›

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

January 19, 2015

Family matters:

The Victorian Police Gazette present a fascinating and unique view of social and family history in Victoria. Not only does it provide a detailed record on the history of policing in Victoria but it also include valuable information on individuals – the police, the criminals and the victims.

The Naked Lunch (London, John Calder, 1964)

William Burroughs: Beat Icon

January 15, 2015

Arts:

This year, Mirror of the World features a selection of works by William Burroughs (1914–1997), who, in the centenary year of his birth, still casts a long shadow on literary and cultural landscapes.

Live music at the Library in January

Live music at the Library in January

January 14, 2015

News:

This month musicians Robert Muinos and Ella Hooper will fill the Cowen Gallery with the sounds of their latest solo projects.

2015 – Some dates for your family history diary!

2015 – Some dates for your family history diary!

January 8, 2015

Family history events, Family matters, Training:

2015 is going to be an exciting year for Australian family historians with a major Australasian congress and a number of State level events.

The history of hello

The history of hello

January 8, 2015

Social life & customs, Such was life:

You’re the first person in the world to answer the telephone- so what do you say; Hello? Hulloa? Hi? Anybody there?

New things for the New Year

New things for the New Year

January 7, 2015

Arts, Film, Music, New books:

A mixed bag of New Year goodies, a bit like those Xmas raffles which I never seem to win………