Shake your family tree in 2011: you might be surprised what you find!

February 13, 2011

Family history events, Family matters:

You’ve thought about it over the Christmas/New Year break. Perhaps you have a family reunion coming up or you’ve been watching Who Do You Think You Are? Now is a… Read More ›

When the Ballets Russes came to town

When the Ballets Russes came to town

February 12, 2011

Arts, Dance:

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is currently showing off its vast and extraordinary collection of Ballets Russes costumes; you have to hurry though, it closes in March. While… Read More ›

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich appointed Director-General of National Library of Australia

February 11, 2011

About us, Announcements, News:

Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, has stepped down as head of the State Library of Victoria at the end of her current contract. The Federal Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, has today announced that she will assume the prestigious role of Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

Hurstbridge Advertiser 1922-39 now available on Trove

February 10, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

Another Victorian newspaper has been added to the growing collection of digitised newspapers available on the Trove website. While you can search and browse some issues of the Hurstbridge Advertiser… Read More ›

Summer Sound Beam 2

Summer Sound Beam 2

February 9, 2011

Arts:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible through headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room. To continue our… Read More ›

Singing cats, crooning pirates, departing friends and surreys with fringes

Singing cats, crooning pirates, departing friends and surreys with fringes

February 4, 2011

Arts:

A few new arrivals in the music collection; something old, something new, something revived…… Seussical: original off-Broadway cast, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens A musical based on the… Read More ›

Locating hard to find immigrants

February 3, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

It can be frustrating when you cant find a records of your ancestors arrival in Victoria after completing the research steps outlined in my previous post. There are a range… Read More ›

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.

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 ›