UK 1911 census soon to be available on Ancestry.com

November 12, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry.com will publish the 1911 England and Wales census online, having has acquired the rights from National Archives (UK). The census returns will be added one county at a time,… Read More ›

Remembering Ned Kelly, Armistice Day

November 12, 2010

Collection, News:

On the 130th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s death Shane Carmody, the library’s Director of Collections and Access speaks about the importance of the State Library in discovering our history.

Zines

Zines

November 10, 2010

Arts:

The State Library of Victoria has the largest public collection of zines – independent, not-for-profit, and often hand-made publications – in Australia. Despite fears that the form would fade away… Read More ›

The Nutcracker – free Christmas screening.

The Nutcracker – free Christmas screening.

November 9, 2010

Arts, Dance:

The Nutcracker : a ballet in two acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, and the first of two special Christmas screenings.  It will be… Read More ›

Newspaper Reading Room works

Newspaper Reading Room works

November 8, 2010

Announcements, News:

The Library will be conducting maintenance work in the Newspaper Reading Room from Monday 8 – Friday 12 November. The room will remain open during this time.

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… Read More ›

Serial lunacy in Arts

Serial lunacy in Arts

November 5, 2010

Arts:

Are you a serial lunatic? By which I mean, do you love browsing through magazines at your local newsagent, incurring the filthy looks of the staff behind the counter as… Read More ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›

New CDs & Listening Post Music in Arts.

New CDs & Listening Post Music in Arts.

October 30, 2010

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

New CDs arriving into the collection include the following mix of Broadway Cast albums, pop and rock favourites and film music. Some of these are already available on – Listening Post… Read More ›

New books in Arts

New books in Arts

October 27, 2010

Arts:

A selection of new books hitting the shelves in the Arts Library, from a biography of one of the greatest of all horror movie stars to essays exploring sexuality in… Read More ›

Such was life

Duels in Melbourne

Duels in Melbourne

August 16, 2019 0 comments

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 listening in Arts: Winter collection

New listening in Arts: Winter collection

July 9, 2019 0 comments

New arrivals include this collection of popular, jazz, classical, opera, musical theatre and film music on CD, to warm up those cold winter days. All are currently showcased on our… Read More ›