November 17, 2015
People & professions, Such was life:
This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first geological map of England and Wales, laying the foundations for geological surveys across the world.
November 10, 2015
Politics, Such was life:
Forty years ago this week saw the climax of one of the most dramatic events in Australian political history when the Whitlam government was dismissed by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr.
October 26, 2015
Sport, Such was life:
Did daylight ever really come second or is it just another part of Melbourne Cup folklore?
October 13, 2015
Buildings & streets, News, Such was life:
The Melbourne University architecture includes stunning plans of Melbourne houses, which you can now view online.
September 24, 2015
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.
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’?
August 19, 2015
Our stories, Such was life:
Learn how the Library digitises newspapers; from selection of titles through conservation to the scanning of the pages.
August 6, 2015
As far back as the 1850s, slums existed in inner city Melbourne. In the 1930s, Frederick Barnett began taking photos of the slums, using them in a push for social reform.
July 20, 2015
Buildings & streets, Such was life:
In July 1891, non stop rain over a weekend saw the Yarra break its bank and flood surrounding suburbs- leaving thousands homeless.
July 7, 2015
Such was life, War:
Read an extract from a talk by war correspondent and author Jill Jolliffe on the reporting of World War I and, in particular, the work of official historian C.E.W. Bean.