“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 ›

Christmas and New Year closure

December 14, 2010

Announcements, News:

The Library will close at 6.00pm on Friday 24 December 2010 and reopen at 10.00am on Tuesday 4 January 2011.

Arts Down-Under

Arts Down-Under

December 13, 2010

Arts:

The new books shelf was bit of a challenge this week, lots of very nice arrivals but no particular theme just begging for a blog post, so I’ve decided to… Read More ›

Rod Marsh: adoption stories and surprises

December 9, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I am always fascinated by the twists and turns of family history. The unfolding story of Rod Marsh’s adopted father and his family in the latest episode of Who do… Read More ›

Christmas Music in Arts

Christmas Music in Arts

December 9, 2010

Arts, Music:

With Christmas fast approaching, the Listening Posts in Arts are alive with festive sounds.   Listening Post 4 – the Christmas Channel, and Listening Post 7 – the Choral Channel, include the following… Read More ›

Catalogue upgrade this weekend – service disruption

December 8, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Uncategorized:

The Library’s catalogue will be upgraded between 5.30pm on Friday 10 December and 10am Monday 13 December. During this time some services will be unavailable.

The art of a great strip…not what you think!

The art of a great strip…not what you think!

December 5, 2010

Arts, Comic books:

No prizes for guessing the theme that leapt (faster than a speeding bullet) off the new books shelf this week!  The rise of the graphic novel continues apace, but it’s good… Read More ›

Australian Women’s Weekly now online

December 2, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The iconic Australian Women’s Weekly is now available to peruse at your pleasure. The National Library has digitized early editions of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933 – 1982, available… Read More ›

Such was life

Duels in Melbourne

Duels in Melbourne

August 16, 2019 1 comment

Early one Thursday morning in June 1839, two young men at an empty racecourse stood 16 paces from one another armed with pistols. They were preparing to engage in Melbourne’s first duel.

Arts

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Some great new arrivals in Arts include recent releases and acquisitions in popular music, rock music, arts documentary, cabaret, country, modern dance, classical music, and film music on CD, DVD… Read More ›