The politics of poster making: the RedPlanet archive

The politics of poster making: the RedPlanet archive

November 11, 2016

People & professions, Such was life:

The years 1992 and 1993, when RedPlanet artists produced 24 house posters, can arguably be called the golden years of poster design in Australia.

Digital publishing partnership supports emerging writers, builds collections

Digital publishing partnership supports emerging writers, builds collections

November 8, 2016

Announcements, News:

State Library announced a partnership with online publishing start-up Tablo – an innovative new platform that supports emerging Victorian writers, connecting them with other writers, readers, industry experts and potential publishers.

Vivid Publishing, 2013

New books, and something très bon from the sixties!

October 28, 2016

Arts, New books:

Classics of all kinds hit the shelves in Arts this week

1000 Books Before School - launched at the State Library of Victoria. Photo Teagan Glenane

State Library Victoria launches early literacy campaign

October 26, 2016

News:

As part of Children’s Week, State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network launches 1000 Books Before School, the first statewide program in Australia designed to work with families to promote early literacy skills, and to combat the scourge of adult illiteracy in our communities.

List betting men on the flat

Murder at the Grand National

October 24, 2016

Sport, Such was life:

On Saturday 14 July, 1906 the Grand National race meeting was held at Flemington. During the afternoon young bookmaker Donald ‘Big Mick’ McLeod was beaten to death by an angry crowd after failing to pay out on winning bets. This shocking event gave great impetus to the strident anti-gambling campaign.

Noel Pearson delivering the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library Victoria

Noel Pearson delivers the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration

October 21, 2016

News:

Noel Pearson delivered the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration at the Library last night, on the topic ‘Still hunting the radical centre: revisiting Daniel Patrick Moynihan 50 years later’.

Rhonda Senbergs

The Rhonda Senbergs photographic collection

October 18, 2016

Our stories:

In this guest post, Jes and Selena Senbergs share the story behind the remarkable collection of photographs taken by their mother, Rhonda Senbergs. Rhonda Senbergs photographed Melbourne’s art world scene for… Read More ›

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

October 18, 2016

Family matters:

Family Historians will be delighted to hear that Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast Australasia have recently added some important Victorian collections to their websites. Here are just a few of… Read More ›

New literary podcast celebrates writers and writing

New literary podcast celebrates writers and writing

October 13, 2016

News:

Recorded at the State Library, The Garret podcast celebrates writers and writing, interviewing leading authors to explore how they start, draft, complete and market their writing.

After-dark game for teens transforms State Library Victoria

After-dark game for teens transforms State Library Victoria

October 7, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria has partnered with La Trobe University to present the Poison Cabinet, an exciting new immersive game for teens.

Such was life

The Fred Boyle Photographic Collection

The Fred Boyle Photographic Collection

March 30, 2017 0 comments

The Fred Boyle Photographic Collection portrays Echuca in the 1950s and ’60s as a town driven by community spirit.

Arts

Maggie 'Herself', Maggie Diaz, 1950-1969

Maggie Diaz: remembering a life as modern as tomorrow

February 17, 2017 0 comments

Maggie Diaz was an American-born Australian commercial photographer. She lived and worked in Melbourne from 1961 until her death in October 2016. She was 90 years old. On Friday 24 February, 2017—on the eve of what would have been her 91st birthday—the State Library of Victoria is holding a public memorial in her honour.