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 ›

Fearless winners emerge in Australian Poetry Slam Victorian final

November 30, 2010

Events, Family history events:

Nour Abouzeid and Tariro Movondo emerged as winner and runner-up in the Victorian final of the 2010 Australian Poetry Slam at the State Library of Victoria on Friday 19 November.

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

November 30, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I found the story of Magda Szubanksi’s family in the first episode of the new Who do you think you are? series quite moving. It focused on the lives of… Read More ›

New books and accidental themes

New books and accidental themes

November 29, 2010

Arts:

I’m hooked! Whenever I look at the new books coming into the Arts Library I now find myself trying to spot a recurring theme that might make an interesting blog post;… Read More ›

Behind the scenes at PROV

November 26, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). The tour was run by a Liz, a… Read More ›

Using wikis for family history

November 24, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

A wiki is a collaborative website, which allows multiple authors to contribute content to its pages. Some wikis allow anyone to add, edit or delete information, while others restrict it… Read More ›

Dreaming of Britten

Dreaming of Britten

November 24, 2010

Arts:

Opera Australia is rolling back into town and bringing with it one of my favourite 20th century operas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten. This is Baz Luhrman’s wildly… Read More ›

Christmas Concert Screening in Arts.

Christmas Concert Screening in Arts.

November 23, 2010

Arts, Music:

A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert is the next program in the Music & Dance on Film series, and the second of two special Christmas screenings.  It will be held in Arts… Read More ›

Sound Beam for Spring

Sound Beam for Spring

November 22, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular 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 ›

Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow

November 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Friday, I had a fascinating morning at Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow in Melbourne. I listened to an interesting talk from Elaine Collins of findmypast.co.uk about their… 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.

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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 ›