Post Tagged with: "world war 1"

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

April 21, 2016

Arts & literature, Social life & customs, Such was life, Visual arts, War:

State Library Victoria has a significant collection of British, French and Australian WWI posters. As the war progressed, changes emerge in the content and themes of the images; through recruitment, the symbolism of women and to our heroes on the Front.

Museum to memorial…

Museum to memorial…

April 24, 2015

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I’m very pleased to welcome guest blogger and fellow librarian, David Flegg. David is currently researching soldiers who are listed on the Public Library and Museum’s World War 1 honour board. Welcome David!

Researching your military ancestors

Researching your military ancestors

April 22, 2014

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

In the lead-up to the centenary of the start of the First World War, there has been a proliferation of commemoration plans and projects including online record releases, digitising projects,… 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 ›

Military research in the archives

Military research in the archives

August 27, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

No Family History Feast is complete without hearing how the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and National Archives of Australia (NAA) can help us with our research. With the military… Read More ›

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

August 8, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

On Monday 5th August, the Library hosted its 10th annual Family History Feast. This year’s feast was truly a memorable experience. To celebrate our 10th year, we dedicated the day… Read More ›

Anzac Day opening

Anzac Day opening

April 12, 2012

Library services, News, Opening hours, Uncategorized:

The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday 25 April during the Anzac Day public holiday. However, requests for items from storage for Anzac Day will be affected.

Experience of War: WWI Seminar – 24 September 2011

Experience of War: WWI Seminar – 24 September 2011

September 30, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Saturday, I had the good fortune to attend the Genealogical Society of Victoria’s Experience of War: WWI Seminar. There were 4 speakers over the course of the day each… Read More ›

Lest we forget : the World War 1 experience

April 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

The published collections of the State Library of Victoria contain a variety of portrayals of the war experience from the horror of war to heroic accounts. Most modern histories of World… Read More ›

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… Read More ›