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Erica Wagner, 2017 Dromkeen Medal winner, and Megan Daley, 2017 Dromkeen Librarian’s Award winner.

Erica Wagner Awarded the Dromkeen Medal For Children’s Literature

November 30, 2017

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State Library Victoria today awarded the 2017 Dromkeen Medal to esteemed editor and publisher Erica Wagner.

Gordian knot

Gordian Knot tapestry gifted to State Library Victoria

November 29, 2017

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UK artist and Turner Prize recipient, Keith Tyson’s Gordian Knot Tapestry has been gifted to the State Library of Victoria by Elisabeth Murdoch.

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright named Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature

November 27, 2017

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The award-winning Indigenous novelist Alexis Wright has been appointed as the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne.

Two copies of the Sands and McDougall directories.

Seven million insights into the past shape a safer future for Victoria

November 27, 2017

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Around 7 million records detailing the history of land use in Victoria are now available online after a major digitisation project, funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, was released today at State Library Victoria.

View of the north shore, Port Melbourne by WFE Liardet

Uncover a piece of history

November 10, 2017

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Imagine tall ships, schooners and yachts crowding the shimmering waters of Hobsons Bay for a grand regatta. Gleaming white sails unfurl and colourful flags fly in the seabreeze. This spirit of joy and the confidence of a young city are captured in an exquisite watercolour of early Melbourne, not seen publicly since it was painted in 1862.

2017 Inky Award winners for best young adult literature announced

2017 Inky Award winners for best young adult literature announced

October 2, 2017

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The winners of the 2017 Inky Awards for young adult literature were announced today by The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria.

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Vale Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

September 19, 2017

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Australia’s YA community was deeply saddened to learn that Agnes Nieuwenhuizen passed away last week at her home in Woodend, Victoria.

State Library Victoria and Redbubble #createarthistory together

State Library Victoria and Redbubble #createarthistory together

September 18, 2017

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State Library Victoria is opening up its collection to the world through a new partnership with global creative marketplace Redbubble. Artists around the world will be invited to participate in a major international competition to create new works that draw inspiration from the Library’s collection.

Memorial collection honours victims of Bourke Street tragedy

Memorial collection honours victims of Bourke Street tragedy

September 14, 2017

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The survivors and families of those impacted by the Bourke Street tragedy this morning viewed a collection of the thousands of cards, soft toys and condolence messages left by Melburnians and visitors after the devastating incident on 20 January 2017.

Meet the curators behind our exhibitions

Meet the curators behind our exhibitions

September 13, 2017

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Is there anything you’ve ever wanted to know about our exhibitions? Maybe you’ve wondered how we sort through our massive collection to put things on display, or you’ve seen something you want to know more about. Now’s the best time to find out.