Marxism for t-shirts

Marxism for t-shirts

August 11, 2010

Arts, Photography:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 11 August at 6:30pm you can catch the recent documentary about the most re-produced photograph ever… Read More ›

Rhythm on film

Rhythm on film

August 6, 2010

Arts, Film, Music, Popular music:

The Backbeat section of the Melbourne International Film Festival is known for highlighting a variety of fascinating films on various aspects of popular and un/non-popular music and music culture over… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2010 podcast now available!

August 5, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The podcast of our annual Family History Feast held on Monday 2 August  2010 is now available on the State Library of Victoria website. There is also a vidcast of… Read More ›

Where’s Ned?

August 5, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour has been lent to Beechworth for the annual Ned Kelly Weekend and will not be on exhibition at the State Library between Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 11 August 2010.

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

August 4, 2010

Arts, Comic books, Film, Painting, Visual arts:

French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century byPhilip Conisbee British paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575-1875  by Katharine Baetjer The Greek body by Ian Jenkins and Victoria… Read More ›

The Salzburg Festival – free screening.

The Salzburg Festival – free screening.

August 3, 2010

Arts, Music, Theatre:

The Salzburg Festival is an international festival of music and drama, held each European Summer in the Austrian town of Salzburg – birthplace of Mozart and location for the classic movie… Read More ›

The 2010 Don Grant Lecture : Professor Geoffery Blainey

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

This afternoon, attendees at the Family History Feast, had the great pleasure of hearing Professor Geoffery Blainey deliver the 2010 Don Grant lecture on the topic of Victoria in the… Read More ›

On the record: Archives for family historians

August 2, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters:

At every Family History Feast, a presentation is delivered about a different State Library collection. At this year’s event, Sandra Burt, Librarian in the Australian Manuscripts Collection presented On the… Read More ›

Find your ancestors in archives

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The range of records available for family history research in state and national archives is extraordinary!  Talks from different government archives during this years Family History Feast provided a terrific… Read More ›

Embrace the mystery in your family history

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family history is fundamentally about the stories of your ancestors. In his talk as part of the annual Family History Feast, Philip Theil, Coordinator of the Discovery Centre at Museum… Read More ›

Such was life

Convict tattoos

Convict tattoos

October 18, 2017 0 comments

What do the following things have in common: candlesticks, beehives, cock fights, drinking glasses, swans, flowerpots, crucifixes, stags, comets, and roses? Give up? They’re all convict tattoos.

Arts

Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer ALMA 93.2/34

The life and death of master magician Chung Ling Soo

September 20, 2017 2 comments

Magician William Ellsworth Robinson left behind his plain name and New York background and reinvented himself as the Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer, complete with an imaginative and fictitious life story, In the great days of vaudeville he achieved world fame and in 1909 embarked on a wildly successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A decade later, still at the height of his career, Chung Ling Soo was mortally wounded on stage undertaking his sensational bullet catch trick.