Archive for 2019

The Spare Corner Club

The Spare Corner Club

May 17, 2019

People & professions, Social life & customs, Such was life:

It was a cool summer’s day in 1940 when around fifty members of the Spare Corner Club met in the Fitzroy Gardens for lunch…

Our new-look catalogue: Resource recommender

Our new-look catalogue: Resource recommender

May 14, 2019

Tips and tricks:

Our online catalogue has had a major redesign. Learn how to use the handy new feature: the Resource recommender.

Our new-look catalogue: An introduction

Our new-look catalogue: An introduction

May 7, 2019

Tips and tricks:

In August 2018, we launched a major redesign of our online catalogue. Learn how to make the most out of its improved, user-friendly design and enhanced functionality with this series of blog posts.

Liverpool to Melbourne: the newspaper

Liverpool to Melbourne: the newspaper

May 7, 2019

People & professions, Such was life:

During her 1854 voyage to Melbourne, the ‘Marco Polo’ published a weekly newspaper for passengers- which provides a vivid description to life on board.

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King Arthur through the ages

May 3, 2019

Arts & literature, Musicals, Such was life:

King Arthur has a rich artistic and cultural legacy. Explore the rise and rise of Arthur, a king for the ages. 

“Mentioned in dispatches”:    ways to research your military ancestors

“Mentioned in dispatches”: ways to research your military ancestors

April 18, 2019

Family matters:

Anzac Day is often a time when people think about the wartime experiences of their ancestors, and may contemplate researching them.

A hidden treasure, no more: Conservation treatment of ‘View of the north shore’

A hidden treasure, no more: Conservation treatment of ‘View of the north shore’

April 18, 2019

Our stories:

Conservation treatment has returned strength and aesthetic unity to this vibrant watercolour, allowing this important artwork to be appreciated by the public once more.

Robert Thomson delivers 2019 Keith Murdoch Oration

Robert Thomson delivers 2019 Keith Murdoch Oration

April 17, 2019

News, Talks:

The Chief Executive of News Corporation, Robert Thomson, delivered the 2019 Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library Victoria on Tuesday 16 April.

New listening in Arts : Autumn selections

New listening in Arts : Autumn selections

April 16, 2019

Arts, classical music, Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Television:

New arrivals include this Autumn selection of popular, jazz, musical theatre, classical and film music on CD. Most are currently showcased on our wonderful listening posts in the Arts Reading… Read More ›

Walking the blue lake

Walking the blue lake

April 16, 2019

Buildings & streets, Cities & towns, Our stories:

Dr David Sornig ponders the history of West Melbourne’s lost wetlands, and takes us on a collective journey around the area.