Archive for 2022

When the boat comes in : voyages to Victoria

When the boat comes in : voyages to Victoria

August 8, 2022

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Welcome to National Family History month! Each week of August we will publish a new family history blog to help you with your research. In this week’s blog we look at how to research your ancestor’s journey to Victoria. We explore immigration records, shipboard diaries and how to track down an elusive ancestor.

Miss Anderson’s motor service

Miss Anderson’s motor service

August 5, 2022

Ask a librarian, Our stories, Victorian history:

In 1919, at just twenty years of age, Alice Anderson founded Victoria’s first all female motor garage. Her vision, as she would later tell magazine ‘Woman’s World’, was ‘to turn a trade into a profession for women.’

New Idea turns 120

New Idea turns 120

August 1, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

On 1 August 1902, a magazine called ‘New Idea’ was published for the first time. Its aim was ‘to present the newest ideas continually arising in every branch of a woman’s life and interest.’

Wedding ceremony and guests, [197-?]. Photo by Maggie Diaz. This work is in copyright. H2013.261/547

Researching births, deaths and marriages in Victoria

July 31, 2022

Branching Out, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Welcome to National Family History month! Each week of August we will publish a new family history blog to help you with your research. In this week’s blog, we explore birth, death and marriage records in Victoria.

Neon magic!

Neon magic!

July 28, 2022

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

There is something magical about the sight of neon against the backdrop of an evening sky. Whilst neon signs have fallen out of favour in recent years, many of those remaining have achieved iconic status. We look back at some of the highlights.

Independents Day: Collecting the 2022 Federal Election on the Web

Independents Day: Collecting the 2022 Federal Election on the Web

July 24, 2022

Collection spotlights, Federal election, Our stories, Politics, Web Archiving:

When a Federal election approaches, PANDORA web archiving prepares for a massive collection. Each election collection on the web has it’s own character. 2022’s made history.

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

July 21, 2022

Exhibitions, Rare Books & Arts:

A is for Alhambra On display for the very first time is a magnificent work by English designer Owen Jones and French architect Jules Goury about one of the world’s… Read More ›

Winter illuminations: snow and shadows

Winter illuminations: snow and shadows

July 14, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, People & professions, Such was life:

With winter well upon us, these images from our photographic collections evoke some of the seasonal experience of snow, ice, and shadows; as senses are sharpened by a chill in the air, the brightness and contrast of snow and subject, or the blanketing fogs.

The woman behind London’s first daily newspaper

The woman behind London’s first daily newspaper

July 11, 2022

People & professions, Such was life:

Printer Elizabeth Mallet has her place in the ‘hall of fame’ of women who tried something new and changed the world; women who had a vision and went for it!

Vale Frank Moorhouse

Vale Frank Moorhouse

July 7, 2022

Announcements, News, Updates:

State Library Victoria was saddened to learn this week of the death of prominent Australian writer Frank Moorhouse. Des Cowley and Maxine McKew reflect on his life and works.