Articles by: Jane Miller

Night city Skyline, John Gollings

Federation Square — a brief history

October 26, 2022

Ask a librarian, Our stories, Victorian history:

A look back, tracing some of the history of Melbourne – on and around the site of Federation Square.

International Day for Universal Access to Information

International Day for Universal Access to Information

September 28, 2022

Ask a librarian:

The Library was founded in 1854 on principles of the right to access to information – one of the first free public libraries in the world. The UNESCO International Day for Universal Access to Information highlights the role access to information can play in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16, which is to promote ‘just, peaceful and inclusive societies.’

National Organic Week

National Organic Week

September 12, 2022

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

The thrill – and challenge – of growing your own vegetables – from pots on a balcony to rural holdings can be given another dimension by growing organic. National Organic Week (12-18 September) is an opportunity to celebrate all things organic.

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.

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 Australian Joint Copying Project and family history research

The Australian Joint Copying Project and family history research

May 30, 2022

Family matters, Research guides:

Explore these primary source documents for your family history research.

Australian houses and European migration: architects, designers and builders.

Australian houses and European migration: architects, designers and builders.

May 7, 2022

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

See some of the contribution of European migrants to architecture, design and home-making in Melbourne.

Lina Bryans & Melbourne’s modernist art scene

Lina Bryans & Melbourne’s modernist art scene

March 12, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

Discover the work of artist Lina Bryans and the modernist art scene in Melbourne.

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Online Collection Spotlight: Oxford reference online

January 14, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

In Mozart’s opera ‘The marriage of Figaro’ who married Figaro?
The world at your fingertips! Explore the riches of the Oxford Reference Online collection.

Aerial view of Coburg and Pentridge Prison Victoria

Glimpses of life in and around Pentridge Stockade

January 3, 2022

Our stories, Victorian history:

Pentridge Stockade housed men, women and children for nearly 150 years, as the suburb of Coburg developed around the bluestone edifice.