Articles by: Katie Flack

Melbourne Cup facts

Melbourne Cup facts

November 5, 2012

Sport, Such was life:

Celebrate this race that stops a nation by learning some key Melbourne Cup facts.

The Biography Index

The Biography Index

October 18, 2012

People & professions, Such was life:

Have you been researching an elusive Victorian ancestor, only to get stuck when you try to find out more about their life? Are you looking for long-forgotten interviews with prominent… Read More ›



October 17, 2012

Such was life:

Welcome to the State Library of Victoria’s Such was life blog. Here we’ll explore both new and historic Library collections that relate to Australia’s past. We’ll showcase our favourite items,… Read More ›

Save your census!

August 4, 2011

Family matters, Research guides:

Historic census records include a bounty of genealogical details which bring family histories to life. Census records can illuminate where people lived and who they lived with, what kind of work they did, and provide… Read More ›

British parliamentary papers & your family history

June 8, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

British parliamentary papers might seem an unlikely source of information about your family’s history, but they are well worth digging in to. Bearing in mind how far the British Empire… Read More ›

Finding early Australian census records

Finding early Australian census records

January 6, 2011

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Finding early Australian census records, using the Library’s new online research guide.