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"Bruce Fletcher ... in the attic-like studio ... in Howard St., Glen Iris" Herald & Weekly Times Limited portrait collection. This work is in copyright. H38849/5350.

Long Tan at 50

August 18, 2016

Our stories:

Half a century has now passed since Australia’s most well known battle of its decade long involvement in South Vietnam. 18 diggers were killed and another 24 were wounded in the dramatic fighting that took place in the rubber plantation near the village of Xa Long Tan on the 18th August 1966.

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Arts, Film, Popular music, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Arts, Music, Painting, Popular music, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

That elusive Digger – 2013 Don Grant Lecture

That elusive Digger – 2013 Don Grant Lecture

September 5, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

The final presentation of Family History Feast was the 2013 Don Grant Lecture, delivered by Lt Col. Neil C Smith, AM. His excellent talk That elusive Digger : tracing your… Read More ›

Well armed! The military history collection at the Library

Well armed! The military history collection at the Library

September 2, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

The 2nd last presentation of Family History Feast was our very own Steven Kafkarisos, with his talk Well armed! The military history collection at the State Library of Victoria. Steven… Read More ›

Remembering Ned Kelly, Armistice Day

November 12, 2010

Collection, News:

On the 130th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s death Shane Carmody, the library’s Director of Collections and Access speaks about the importance of the State Library in discovering our history.