Archive for October, 2017

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.