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 ›

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 ›

Such was life

The collar king

The collar king

January 15, 2020 2 comments

A chance find in an opportunity shop sets the finder on the trail of Melbourne’s former ‘Collar King’.

Arts

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

December 25, 2019 3 comments

State Library Victoria, and specifically the History of the Book and Arts Collections here, lost a rare treasure earlier this month. On the night of Sunday 8th December 2019, volunteer… Read More ›