Research guides help you find your family

June 24, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Websites:

Our librarians are now publishing some exciting research guides to help you find the information you want. There are a number of excellent family history guides written by our Genealogy… Read More ›

Music and the passing of a good friend

Music and the passing of a good friend

June 23, 2010

Arts:

Kevin McBeath in Facade by William Walton Not a recent recording by any means, but a fitting tribute to the passing of one of the State Library’s great friends and… Read More ›

Turandot – Free Screening.

Turandot – Free Screening.

June 22, 2010

Arts, Music:

On Wednesday June 23rd one of our fortnightly screenings is scheduled in Arts. A spectacular production of Puccini’s classic opera, Turandot, will be playing. Recorded Live in an open-air performance at… Read More ›

2010 Library Fellowships announced

June 18, 2010

Announcements, News, Uncategorized:

Today, the recipients of the 2010 Library Creative Fellowships program and Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Awards were announced.

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival

June 17, 2010

Arts, Film:

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is upon us yet again. Along with the many new names and wildly varied images on display, there are also a number of showcases covering… Read More ›

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

June 16, 2010

Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 16th June at 6:30pm you can catch the recent rockumentary, CSNY: Déjà vu. The film… Read More ›

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

CSNY Déjà vu and more in Arts

June 15, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 16th June at 6:30pm you can catch the recent rockumentary, CSNY: Déjà vu. The film… Read More ›

Family History Feast bookings now open!

June 15, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family History Feast : our annual day of free information sessions for family historians is to be held on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the State… Read More ›

What’s new on the Arts shelves

What’s new on the Arts shelves

June 13, 2010

Arts, Film, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

The Drawings of Bronzino This beautiful new book from Yale University Press highlights the wonderful draughtsmanship of Mannerist artist Agnolo Bronzino who was a pupil of the great Pontormo. It can be found… Read More ›

Vicnet wins internet best practice award

June 11, 2010

Announcements, News:

Vicnet has won the Best Diversity Initiative of 2009 in the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards.

Such was life

Baker of ours

Baker of ours

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Kate Baker’s autograph book bears witness to her passionate advocacy for Australian literature. Manuscripts librarian Sandra Burt tells us more.

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.