Such was life

Picture makes history! The Argus newspaper in colour

Picture makes history! The Argus newspaper in colour

November 13, 2012

Social life & customs, Such was life:

On Monday 28 July 1952, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper in the world to print in full colour. In what was a technological marvel for its time, there… Read More ›

Diggers’ diaries

Diggers’ diaries

November 11, 2012

Such was life, War:

‘Well I have been to gay Paris and all I can say is it is wonderful…Melbourne is like the smallest of bush towns compared with it, wishing that dear old… Read More ›

Melbourne Cup facts

Melbourne Cup facts

November 5, 2012

Sport, Such was life:

Celebrate this race that stops a nation by learning some key Melbourne Cup facts.

The Biography Index

The Biography Index

October 18, 2012

People & professions, Such was life:

Have you been researching an elusive Victorian ancestor, only to get stuck when you try to find out more about their life? Are you looking for long-forgotten interviews with prominent… Read More ›

Welcome

Welcome

October 17, 2012

Such was life:

Welcome to the State Library of Victoria’s Such was life blog. Here we’ll explore both new and historic Library collections that relate to Australia’s past. We’ll showcase our favourite items,… Read More ›