Going coastal

Going coastal

January 10, 2011

Arts:

The wind in the ash-tree sounds like surf on the shore at Truro. I will shut my eyes… Edna Saint Vincent Millay:  Memory of Cape Cod (The harp weaver, and other… Read More ›

Finding early Australian census records

Finding early Australian census records

January 6, 2011

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Finding early Australian census records, using the Library’s new online research guide.

Merry Xmas and happy new year

Merry Xmas and happy new year

December 24, 2010

Arts:

Looking forward to resuming our blogging activities in January!    

“What a dodgy dude” Shane Bourne talks family history

December 24, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

An underage bride, desertion, divorce, larceny and fraud made for fascinating viewing as Shane Bourne explored the ins and outs of his grandparent’s lives in the latest episode of Who… Read More ›

In the mix

In the mix

December 24, 2010

Arts, Music, Visual arts:

Within the last week, I made my final venture to a university graduate exhibition for the year. It’s a busy season to negotiate, with some institutions staging numerous events over… Read More ›

Family history highlights of 2010

December 20, 2010

Family matters, Uncategorized:

2010 has been a fascinating and vibrant year for genealogy at the State Library of Victoria. Of course, this blog was created this year and it is a fun and… Read More ›

A mixed bag of new books

A mixed bag of new books

December 19, 2010

Arts:

The new books just keep coming in, a bit like having Xmas every week! Today’s post is just me choosing some titles that instantly appealed. Working with Bernstein : a memoir by… Read More ›

“History repeats itself”. Tina Arena

December 17, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Arriving at my office at the State Library on Monday morning I found the latest edition of the journal, Comunes of Italy on my desk. A coincidence I thought, having… Read More ›

Sound Beam for Christmas.

Sound Beam for Christmas.

December 16, 2010

Arts, Music:

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

Who ran the Belgravia hotel, Footscray in 1950?

December 15, 2010

Collections, Family matters:

Who did run the Belgravia hotel in Nicholson Street Footscray in 1950? The answer is, George Stanley and Eva May Quinn. This reference inquiry was answered by searching the online,… Read More ›

Such was life

Cataloguing detective work, exploring the SLV ‘unknowns’

Cataloguing detective work, exploring the SLV ‘unknowns’

October 30, 2019 2 comments

Can you help us identify people and places in our digitised collections?

Arts

Pop music ephemera is pop music

October 25, 2019 0 comments

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 ›