Archive for 2018

Meet our new volunteer greeters

Meet our new volunteer greeters

May 23, 2018

News, Our stories:

Our greeters come from diverse backgrounds and have unique reasons for deciding to join the Library as volunteers. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, let us introduce you to four members of the first ever cohort!

Eagle Hawk, Bendigo. 1852, ST Gill

An American on the goldfields of Victoria

May 22, 2018

People & professions, Such was life:

The rich goldfields of Victoria attracted thousands of migrants and prospectors from all corners of the globe, but they were not rich for everyone.

Love, conflict, religion, politics, tragedy…

Love, conflict, religion, politics, tragedy…

May 16, 2018

People & professions, Such was life:

A minister of religion and a young lady confronted by a rejected suitor and his angry mother, a court case, battles over alcohol laws, fiery preaching, love, tragedy and death. Just one small story in the pages of Trove historical newspapers.

Isabella Fraser Room design render

State Library Victoria named best specialty venue in Australia

May 11, 2018

Events, News:

State Library Victoria has been named one of Australia’s best venues by the events industry national peak body. The Library won the ‘best unique event venue without accommodation’ category at… Read More ›

Haruki Murakami viewing the iconic the Latrobe Reading Room.

Behind the scenes with a special guest, Haruki Murakami

April 27, 2018

News:

State Library Victoria was delighted to host a special guest recently – internationally acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who visited the library for a special behind-the-scenes tour on a recent… Read More ›

Nicolaus Copernicus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the revolutions of celestial spheres), Basil, Ex officina Henricpetrina, 1566

Books that changed the world

April 24, 2018

Arts, Arts & literature, Exhibitions:

Some books alter the course of history; others have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves. Books can change the wider world, and also change our personal worlds; no two… Read More ›

Piecing together the lives of soldiers

Piecing together the lives of soldiers

April 20, 2018

Such was life, War:

This ANZAC Day we remember some Bendigo soldiers who are included in the Vincent Kelly photographic archive.

Decca, 2016, c1971

New Sights and Sounds: Rigoletto, Walkabout, and much more

April 2, 2018

Arts, Music, Popular music, Visual arts:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include latest releases in art documentary, pop, rock, jazz, classical, opera, musical theatre and film soundtracks in various audio and video formats such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and online… Read More ›

Illustrated children’s books: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

Illustrated children’s books: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)

March 23, 2018

Our stories:

Edmund Dulac published in the first decades of the twentieth century, at a time now recognised as a golden age of children’s book illustration.

Speculating upon the archive: woman+pants=key search

Speculating upon the archive: woman+pants=key search

March 12, 2018

Our stories:

This is where it starts, in the pictures archive, where visual records are kept. Accompanying the images are written descriptions with misplaced pronouns and sometimes unstable definitions of gender. You have questions: is there something else to be seen here?