Archive for September, 2015

Carlton’s bluebirds

Carlton’s bluebirds

September 24, 2015

Sport, Such was life:

In the 1970s and 80s, the Carlton Bluebirds added a touch of glamour and excitement to Carlton home games with their high leg kicks, cheeky dance routines, and dedicated pom pom waving.

The letter that changed history

The letter that changed history

September 23, 2015

Our stories:

On this day 100 years ago, journalist Keith Murdoch penned the Gallipoli letter. The highly critical account, written to Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, is said to have influenced the withdrawal of allied troops from the peninsula.

I’d rather be at home having a cuddle with Gwen!

I’d rather be at home having a cuddle with Gwen!

September 22, 2015

Family matters:

FAMILY HISTORY FEAST BLOG “I’d rather be at home having a cuddle with Gwen!” These are words that Trooper Clarence ‘Clarrie’ Atkinson wrote in his diary while on active military… Read More ›

Catherine the Great by Johann Baptist von Lampi

From Russia with love: treasures from the Hermitage

September 18, 2015

Arts, Decorative arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Melbourne is currently experiencing a little bit of Imperial Russia with the exhibition, Masterpieces From the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great, now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here at the State Library of Victoria you can bury yourself in these treasures all year round.

European labour stamps on Australian furniture

European labour stamps on Australian furniture

September 11, 2015

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Why did furniture made in Victoria prior to 1960 have to be stamped ‘European labour only’?

The Ian Potter Foundation donates $10 million to restore iconic Queen’s Hall

The Ian Potter Foundation donates $10 million to restore iconic Queen’s Hall

September 10, 2015

News:

State Library Victoria is delighted to announce that The Ian Potter Foundation will become the lead philanthropic donor for the refurbishment of the Library’s historic Queen’s Hall through a $10 million donation from the Foundation.

New creative play activities for children

New creative play activities for children

September 8, 2015

News:

Today we’re celebrating our younger readers at the Library for International Literacy Day, with a brand new Play Pod theme inspired by Alison Lester’s classic children’s book ‘Are we there yet?’

The 2015 State Library Victoria Fellows

Introducing the 2015 Library Fellows

September 4, 2015

News:

A playwright, a documentary filmmaker, a historian, an Iranian photographer, a novelist and graphic design duo are among the recipients of State Library Victoria’s Fellowships this year.

Stormy weather, and all that jazz

Stormy weather, and all that jazz

September 3, 2015

Arts, Music:

If you haven’t dipped into the online Naxos Jazz Library before, do yourself a favour……