New online collections

New online collections

June 4, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Our stories:

With 20+ new additions to our databases, there’s something for everyone – always available online.

Fanfare for a new Dome

Fanfare for a new Dome

May 31, 2021

Ask a librarian, Our stories, Victorian history:

Brass instrumentalists from the Victorian College of the Arts were positioned in the upper galleries of the State Library’s La Trobe Reading Room (‘the Dome’), and the composer, George Dreyfus, stood on the podium below. There was a sudden, hushed silence. It was Tuesday, 8 July 2003, and the Dome was about to come alive with a bold, bright fanfare written to mark the occasion of its re-opening.

Rev Pastor Abbott

Shonky celebrants and wonky marriages ….. Holt’s matrimonial agency and the Free Christian Church

May 24, 2021

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

The Free Christian Church and Holt’s Marriage Agency first operated in Melbourne in the late 19th century. They were never far from controversy and the law.

Celebrating State Library Victoria’s volunteers

Celebrating State Library Victoria’s volunteers

May 20, 2021

About us, Library services:

It’s National Volunteer Week! And what better way to revel in their return to State Library Victoria by expressing how much we’ve missed them, and how eager we are for their return.

King George’s donation

King George’s donation

May 14, 2021

Collection Development & Description:

Book plates have been used to establish ownership for centuries. They also grant us the ability to trace the fascinating journey of the book itself.

Sarah Firth on neurodivergence and creativity

Sarah Firth on neurodivergence and creativity

May 13, 2021

Talks:

Following her appearance on the Library’s Afternoon Tea & Talk series, Sarah talked to us about her experiences as a neurodivergent person and the creativity that flows from her neurodivergence.

Armchair travel with State Library Victoria

Armchair travel with State Library Victoria

May 5, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Our stories, Research tips:

After over a year of international travel restrictions and domestic border closures, many of us are longing for a holiday. State Library Victoria collections can take you to faraway places – and back in time – without leaving your home.

Victoria through the ages: the boom years

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April 30, 2021

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Collection of published materials

Children’s fiction translated into French & Kaz Cooke donation

April 30, 2021

Collection Development & Description:

New to SLV Collections includes a collection of children’s fiction books translated into French and a suite on 20th century comic artists.

Golden elms beside the bowling green, Ireland St. Bright.

Bright: a town for all seasons

April 27, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

In normal times, the final week of April into the first week of May would see the Victorian town of Bright celebrating its Autumn Festival. Sadly, due to the pandemic, the festival was not able to run last year and has also been cancelled for this year. To mark the occasion, we take a look back over previous festivals and the history of the Town of Bright through some of the Library’s wonderful digitised images

Such was life

Country tennis in Victoria

Country tennis in Victoria

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The Australian Open came via courts in paddocks in rural towns and coastal getaways, built to attract tourists, inspire social events and to hold tournaments.

Arts

Journey through the collection: Rick Amor

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