Victorian State Family History Conference, Mulwala NSW May 2010

Victorian State Family History Conference, Mulwala NSW May 2010

May 31, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Two and a half days of family history by the Lake albeit a cold and rainy Mulwala! An excellent range of speakers and very well organised by the Victorian Association… Read More ›

State Library of Victoria announces new board appointments

May 26, 2010

About us, Announcements, News:

The President of the Library Board of Victoria, the Hon. John Cain, has welcomed the appointment of Bruce Akhurst, Sylvia Geddes and Dennis Goldner to the Library Board of Victoria.

Family History Feast 2010

Family History Feast 2010

May 25, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

         Family History Feast is a day of free information sessions for family history researchers at the State Library.It includes the annual Victorian Association of Family History Organisations… Read More ›

Hello world!

Hello world!

May 22, 2010

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Welcome to the Family Matters blog at the State Library of Victoria, one of several new blogs that are available through the Library’s new website. We hope that our posts… 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.