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.

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 ›

Such was life

The marvellous and macabre Waxworks, part one: ‘…the more murderers, the more it thrives.’

The marvellous and macabre Waxworks, part one: ‘…the more murderers, the more it thrives.’

March 4, 2020 2 comments

Before true crime podcasts and books on serial killers, where did Melburnians go for their taste of the macabre? To the waxworks of course.

Arts

Jazz Head, 2016

New Sights and Sounds in Arts

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Some great new arrivals include recent releases and acquisitions in popular, rock, musical theatre and film music, classical, jazz, chamber, ballet and opera on CD and Blu-Ray.  All CDs listed… Read More ›