Dame Joan Sutherland

Dame Joan Sutherland

October 21, 2010

Arts, Music:

News of the death of Dame Joan Sutherland in Switzerland on 10th October at age 83 has been met with a tidal wave of tributes and remembrances right around the… Read More ›

Singing through struggle

Singing through struggle

October 19, 2010

Arts, Film, Music:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 20th October at 6:30pm you can watch the 2002 documentary Amandla! : a revolution… Read More ›

Voting opens for the Inkys

October 18, 2010

Announcements, News:

They’re on again – Australia’s only teen-choice awards for fiction. Now in their fourth year, the Inky Awards give teenagers the chance to vote online for their favourite read from… Read More ›

Index to passengers leaving Victoria extended to 1901

October 16, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The Public Record Office Victoria has just extended its online index to passengers leaving Victoria up to 1901. The Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, U.K. and Foreign Ports, 1852-1901… Read More ›

New DVDs in Arts

New DVDs in Arts

October 13, 2010


Just as our book collection continues to grow, so too does our collection of DVDs. Here are a few recent arrivals to whet the appetite, covering everything from the sleeping… Read More ›

New research guide on tracing ancestors

October 12, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

A new research guide, Tracing a person in Australia can help you find your relatives.  The guide is the latest in a growing collection of family history guides published by the State… Read More ›

Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake’ – free screening in Arts.

Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake’ – free screening in Arts.

October 12, 2010

Arts, Dance, Music:

Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake‘ : a ballet in four acts, is the next screening in the Music and Dance on Film series to be held this Wednesday October 13.  Swan Lake is… Read More ›

Dr Bostjian Zeks on the Iconotheca Valvasoriana

October 8, 2010

Collection, News:

The Minister for Slovenes Abroad, Dr Bostjan Zeks, talks about the Iconotheca Valvasoriana and its significance as a collection.

Listen up in Arts

Listen up in Arts

October 7, 2010

Arts, Music, Musicals:

The Arts Reading Room has eight listening posts where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.   Playlists on some of the listening posts have recently been updated.  New… Read More ›

Slovenian treasure donated to the Library

Slovenian treasure donated to the Library

October 5, 2010

Collection, News, Uncategorized:

Last night, Minister for Slovenes Abroad Dr Bostjan Zeks presented the Australian nation with a valuable gift from the people of Slovenia.

Such was life

Original writing box containing correspondence, from the Syme Family Papers collection

A lesser known story of the Syme family

February 5, 2020 0 comments

Found within the family papers of The Age editor-in-chief David Syme, are a set of letters that give a small insight into the women of the Syme family.


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 ›