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

Collection spotlights:

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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

Bliss’s book marks

Bliss’s book marks

April 19, 2021

Collection Development & Description:

Provenance research in rare book cataloguing by Derrick Moors

Canvas Town: ‘a floating city, devoured by the sun’

Canvas Town: ‘a floating city, devoured by the sun’

March 31, 2021

Ask a librarian, Our stories, Victorian history:

It was November, 1852, when almost overnight, a strange sight sprang up, near Princes Bridge, in Melbourne. Canvas Town, as it came to be known, was a large tent city, set up to accommodate people on their way to the goldfields…

Journey through the collection: Rick Amor

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March 31, 2021

Collection spotlights, Painting:

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An ‘ordinary great woman’: Anna Vroland

An ‘ordinary great woman’: Anna Vroland

March 31, 2021

Family matters:

Upon her death in 1978, Victorian woman Anna Fellowes Vroland (1902-1978) was described by a colleague as being ‘one of the ordinary great women of our time’. Anna was a school teacher, writer, radio commentator, and political activist in the areas of Aboriginal rights, women’s rights and the peace movement. She held many views that seem entirely contemporary, but were not at all commonplace at the time she aired them. 

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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