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Martha Needle – Melbourne’s 19th century serial poisoner

Martha Needle – Melbourne’s 19th century serial poisoner

November 20, 2014

People & professions, Such was life:

In 1894, Martha Needle was sentenced to death for the murder of her prospective brother in law, Louis Juncken, and executed in the Old Melbourne Gaol. She was also said to have poisoned her husband Henry, their three daughters Mabel, Elsie and May, as well as attempting to murder Herman Juncken.

Victorian Historical Journal 1911-2010 now online

May 9, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

For over a year, we’ve been providing free access to digitised copies of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s magazine for 1911-1954.  Thanks to the Society, we’re now able to make Victorian Historical… Read More ›

History and people of early Ballarat

History and people of early Ballarat

January 28, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

If you’re interested in the history and people of early Ballarat, then we’d like to introduce you to a classic research resource, written by journalist WB Withers.

Pioneer women of Victoria

Pioneer women of Victoria

July 26, 2013

Such was life:

Are you researching: women in Victoria? the lives of Victorian settlers? Aboriginal/settler interactions? women’s experiences of migration?

Memories of the Great Depression

Memories of the Great Depression

June 28, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

An interesting and amusing memoir of a Melbourne boy growing up during the Depression is the book The Palace of Signs: memories of hard times and high times in the… Read More ›

Albert Purchas: architect, soldier, inventor

Albert Purchas: architect, soldier, inventor

June 19, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

A common question we get asked at the Library is where can I find information about a particular person?

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 ›