Folk music indoors and out

Folk music indoors and out

March 7, 2011

Arts:

The Port Fairy Folk Festival is coming up later this month and continues its amazing tradition of presenting a vast array of performers and musical styles from across Australia and… Read More ›

Visiting Bairnsdale for the March long weekend?

Visiting Bairnsdale for the March long weekend?

March 7, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

If you are or if you live in the area, you might like to visit the East Gippsland Family History Group (http://home.vicnet.net.au/~egfhg/) at 21 Morgan Street, Bairnsdale on Saturday afternoon 12… Read More ›

Shake Your Family Tree 2011 style

Shake Your Family Tree 2011 style

March 1, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

Friday 25 February at the Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne, the annual Shake Your Family Tree event organised by National Archives of Australia. More than 200 genealogists, six stands including… Read More ›

Congratulations Shaun Tan!

February 28, 2011

Announcements, Exhibitions, News:

Melbourne based illustrator and filmmaker Shaun Tan has won an Academy Award® for best animated short film with The Lost Thing.

Furious love, and a bit of Gunk Punk in Arts

Furious love, and a bit of Gunk Punk in Arts

February 28, 2011

Arts:

Furious love : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger   I’m sorry, but some titles are just irresistible, and when… Read More ›

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

Ned Kelly’s armour travels to the National Museum

February 25, 2011

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, News:

Ned Kelly’s armour, one of Australia’s most iconic objects, is leaving its home at the State Library of Victoria today bound for Canberra where it will be displayed in the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition ‘Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia’.

All the world’s a stage, and screen!

All the world’s a stage, and screen!

February 23, 2011

Arts, New books, Performing Arts:

Am I giving away my age if I say that I grew up watching the marvellous Margaret Rutherford on TV in those wonderful Miss Marple movies, not to mention other… Read More ›

What every genealogist should know: making the most of indexes

February 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians love an index, especially if it is online. While there is no doubt that indexes are essential tools for doing genealogy, I would like to share with you… Read More ›

New books: industrious Victorians, artistic Italians and books best judged by their covers

New books: industrious Victorians, artistic Italians and books best judged by their covers

February 17, 2011

Arts:

I have always (unfashionably) had a bit of a soft spot for art of the Victorian era,  generally dismissed as kitsch, garish, old-fashioned, etc., etc., etc.; I know all of… Read More ›

Premier announces Library Corporate Membership Program

February 16, 2011

News, Uncategorized:

The Honourable Ted Baillieu, MP, Premier of Victoria launched the State Library of Victoria Foundation’s Corporate Membership Program today.

Such was life

Original writing box containing correspondence, from the Syme Family Papers collection

A lesser known story of the Syme family

February 5, 2020 0 comments

Found within the family papers of The Age editor-in-chief David Syme, are a set of letters that give a small insight into the women of the Syme family.

Arts

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

December 25, 2019 3 comments

State Library Victoria, and specifically the History of the Book and Arts Collections here, lost a rare treasure earlier this month. On the night of Sunday 8th December 2019, volunteer… Read More ›