New FamilySearch website

January 14, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

FamilySearch have launched their new website and it offers some new features designed to make it easier to find your ancestors. I like how you can simply search by name… Read More ›

Summer Sound Beam

Summer Sound Beam

January 13, 2011

Arts, Music, Popular music:

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. The current program… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›