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State Library seeks help to secure unique diary revealing Australia’s link to the American Civil War

State Library seeks help to secure unique diary revealing Australia’s link to the American Civil War

May 29, 2016

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State Library Victoria is asking for the public’s help to purchase an extraordinary document that chronicles Australia’s involvement in the last year of the American Civil War – the ship diary of Lieutenant Dabney M Scales of the Confederate Steam Ship Shenandoah.

550+ aerial photographs go online

550+ aerial photographs go online

May 17, 2016

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These photographs, covering mostly regional Victoria from Albury to Willaura, are part of the State Aerial Survey that was produced by the Department of Crown Lands & Survey between 1945-1965. They are mosaics, which means multiple photographs were joined together to form one large overall image.

Peter Gouldthorpe, 'The boy felt water swirling about his feet', published in First light by Gary Crew (Lothian Books, 1993)

Story Island: an adventure in pictures tours Victorian public libraries

April 29, 2016

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State Library Victoria announces Story Island: an adventure in pictures, a beautiful touring exhibition and reading experience for young children designed to promote early literacy skills and the joy of children and parents reading together.

Interior of Dokk1 - Urban Mediaspace Aarhus. Photograph: Adam Mørk

Architects announced for State Library redevelopment

April 23, 2016

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A partnership of internationally celebrated and multi-award winning designers has been selected to design the $83.1 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment.

State Library Victoria welcomes significant funding announcement

State Library Victoria welcomes significant funding announcement

April 20, 2016

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State Library Victoria has welcomed significant new funding announced last night by Minister for the Creative Industries, Martin Foley.

Storytime launch for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years

Storytime launch for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years

April 7, 2016

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Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, and Catherine Andrews launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years at the Library this week.

Help us build an archive!

Help us build an archive!

March 30, 2016

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We need your help to capture and record Melbourne’s laneways as they exist now for the State Collection.

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Arts, Photography, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

March 17, 2016

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Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain, that would have far-reaching repercussions here in Australia.

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

March 9, 2016

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The Library has been named a state finalist at the Meetings and Events Association Industry Awards. The awards recognise excellence and best business practice in the meetings & events industry.