State Library Victoria and Redbubble #createarthistory together

State Library Victoria and Redbubble #createarthistory together

September 18, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria is opening up its collection to the world through a new partnership with global creative marketplace Redbubble. Artists around the world will be invited to participate in a major international competition to create new works that draw inspiration from the Library’s collection.

Young Dick from Slate and pencil-vania

Illustrated Children’s Books: Walter Crane (1845-1915)

October 11, 2017

Our stories:

Walter Crane (1845-1915) is today best known for his ornately illustrated 19th century children’s books. He designed artwork for the British master printer Edmund Evans in a variety of capacities for ten years, before Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway joined him as Evans’ triumvirate of children’s Toy Book illustrators.

Upcoming family history expos

Upcoming family history expos

October 4, 2017

Family matters:

Staff from the Family History team are delighted to be representing the State Library at two upcoming genealogy expos in Deniliquin and Colac.

Baker of ours

Baker of ours

October 3, 2017

Such was life:

Kate Baker’s autograph book bears witness to her passionate advocacy for Australian literature. Manuscripts librarian Sandra Burt tells us more.

2017 Inky Award winners for best young adult literature announced

2017 Inky Award winners for best young adult literature announced

October 2, 2017

News:

The winners of the 2017 Inky Awards for young adult literature were announced today by The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria.

Princes Court postcard series. H84.507/15

Around the world with State Library Victoria

September 27, 2017

Our stories:

To celebrate World Tourism Day (27 September), we’re taking a trip around the globe with some amazing photographs, photo albums, diaries and posters from our collection. Enjoy!

Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer ALMA 93.2/34

The life and death of master magician Chung Ling Soo

September 20, 2017

Arts, Our stories, Performing Arts:

Magician William Ellsworth Robinson left behind his plain name and New York background and reinvented himself as the Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer, complete with an imaginative and fictitious life story, In the great days of vaudeville he achieved world fame and in 1909 embarked on a wildly successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A decade later, still at the height of his career, Chung Ling Soo was mortally wounded on stage undertaking his sensational bullet catch trick.

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

September 19, 2017

News:

Australia’s YA community was deeply saddened to learn that Agnes Nieuwenhuizen passed away last week at her home in Woodend, Victoria.

Hoddinott family portrait, glass negative, c 1890–1910

New online family history course

September 19, 2017

Family history events, Family matters:

Interested in researching your Victorian family history? Why not try the Library’s new online family history course Branching out.

Mother Goose: or old nursery rhymes, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, Frederick Warne and Co., London, [190?].

Illustrated Children’s Books: Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)

September 15, 2017

Our stories:

Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) was an English children’s book illustrator. She was a remarkable success during her lifetime, pleasing audiences with her form and originality.

Such was life

Baker of ours

Baker of ours

October 3, 2017 0 comments

Kate Baker’s autograph book bears witness to her passionate advocacy for Australian literature. Manuscripts librarian Sandra Burt tells us more.

Arts

Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer ALMA 93.2/34

The life and death of master magician Chung Ling Soo

September 20, 2017 2 comments

Magician William Ellsworth Robinson left behind his plain name and New York background and reinvented himself as the Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer, complete with an imaginative and fictitious life story, In the great days of vaudeville he achieved world fame and in 1909 embarked on a wildly successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A decade later, still at the height of his career, Chung Ling Soo was mortally wounded on stage undertaking his sensational bullet catch trick.