Finding immigrants to Victoria

February 1, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Before you can begin searching for your ancestors’ arrival in Victoria, I recommend that you begin by doing some background research to decide when he or she may have arrived.… Read More ›

New books, proceed with caution

New books, proceed with caution

January 27, 2011

Arts, New books:

I know that you can’t (or shouldn’t) judge a book by its cover and maybe the same can be said about the title as well, but some things just demand your attention!… Read More ›

Experimedia closed for upgrade

January 27, 2011

Announcements, Library services, News:

Experimedia will be closed from Friday 4 to Monday 28 February inclusive while an electrical upgrade is done. The room will re-open at 10am Tuesday 1 March.

Library closed for Australia Day public holiday

Library closed for Australia Day public holiday

January 25, 2011

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

The Library will be closed on Wednesday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday.

Advice for salvaging flood damaged belongings

January 24, 2011

Announcements, Library services, News:

If you have personal belongings affected by the recent floods the State Library conservation team can offer advice.

Jumping into the music stream

Jumping into the music stream

January 21, 2011

Arts, Music:

  Online access to well over 49,000 classical recordings, and counting! Over 716,000 individual tracks of music, and counting! Over 300 different record labels available, and counting! That’s what you… Read More ›

Tweeting genealogy

January 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

I know what you’re thinking, Twitter and family history? Could the medium that has so utterly enthralled Gen Y, actually be useful for genealogists? The answer is YES. Twitter, has… Read More ›

High standard of entries in Draw a Story competition

High standard of entries in Draw a Story competition

January 17, 2011

Exhibitions, News:

Judges have their work cut out for them as State Library mail bags fill with high quality entries for the Look! Draw a story competition.

New books in Arts, and some heritage swimwear!

New books in Arts, and some heritage swimwear!

January 15, 2011

Arts, New books:

 A new year, and a shelf of new books! Sole mates : cowboy boots and art  by Joseph Traugott The cowboy boot seen as an American icon, a subject for… Read More ›

New FamilySearch website

January 14, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

FamilySearch have launched their new website and it offers some new features designed to make it easier to find your ancestors. I like how you can simply search by name… Read More ›

Such was life

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

November 26, 2019 5 comments

It is quite a tenuous connection but could our Library claim some credit for the exploration of the Antarctic?

Arts

Pop music ephemera is pop music

October 25, 2019 1 comment

There has been an amazing new collection that has received a steady stream of attention here in the SLV Arts Collection, and it’s more obscure than you might immediately guess:… Read More ›