Archive for February, 2016

774 ABC Melbourne takes up residence at the Library

774 ABC Melbourne takes up residence at the Library

February 24, 2016

News:

774 ABC Melbourne is packing up its Southbank headquarters to take up residence at the State Library from Friday 26 to Monday 29 February.

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

February 23, 2016

Family matters:

Great news for anyone interested in British genealogy. The 1939 Register has been released online by Findmypast, in partnership with The National Archives UK, and can now be freely accessed… Read More ›

View of the Dome during Ideation. Photograph: James Braund

21,000 enjoy White Night Melbourne at the Library

February 22, 2016

News:

The Library was flooded with bright lights and sweeping soundscapes on Saturday 20 February for White Night Melbourne, a dusk ‘til dawn celebration of culture and creativity across the city.

Elektra, 2014, 2000

New Sights and Sounds: Boheme & Bowie, Classics & Colleen, and lots more

February 18, 2016

Arts, Music:

Many great new arrivals for the New Year include latest releases and favourite titles in pop, rock, jazz, rhythm & blues, film soundtracks, opera, dance, classical and children’s songs.  They include baubles, bangles and beads… Read More ›

The discovery of a plan

The discovery of a plan

February 17, 2016

Buildings & streets, People & professions, Such was life:

Edna Walling created beautiful watercolour designs of her gardens and now Manuscripts staff have just discovered another one, found in the papers of a former Victorian Premier.

Celebrating Indigenous children’s books

Celebrating Indigenous children’s books

February 15, 2016

Our stories:

The Legends of Moonie Jarl (1964) was the first Indigenous children’s book published in Australia. Here, Juliet O’Conor explores this extraordinary book and the contemporary diversity of Indigenous children’s literature.

Passengers in History : a major new resource for arrivals to South Australia 1836 – 1961

Passengers in History : a major new resource for arrivals to South Australia 1836 – 1961

February 12, 2016

Family matters:

The South Australian Maritime Museum has recently launched an exciting new database Passengers in History which includes entries for 328,000 passengers and 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and… Read More ›

State Library Victoria: open for 160 years

State Library Victoria: open for 160 years

February 11, 2016

Cities & towns, Such was life:

On the Library’s 160th birthday we look at events which have shaped Victoria since 1856.

State Library celebrates 160 years of serving Victoria

State Library celebrates 160 years of serving Victoria

February 11, 2016

News:

Today State Library Victoria celebrates 160 years since first opening to the public on 11 February 1856. It is Australia’s oldest free public library and the nation’s busiest with nearly 1.8 million visitors a year.

Rubble remains after shelling of Abbey Street and Sackville Street (O’Connell Street), Keogh Brothers, 1916, courtesy National Library of Ireland

Melbourne to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

February 8, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne partner to commemorate the centenary of Ireland’s historic 1916 Easter Rising and its effect on Australia during a time of war.