Zombies, censorship and forbidden films

Zombies, censorship and forbidden films

July 22, 2010

Film, Rare Books & Arts:

The latest offering by renowned gay filmmaker (aka. art-pornographer) Bruce LaBruce, L.A. Zombie, has recently been banned from showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival this year. This is the first… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2 August 2010 Booked Out!

July 22, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The annual Family History Feast to be held at the State Library on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm is now totally booked out! A podcast of the… Read More ›

Plastic bags in Arts

Plastic bags in Arts

July 21, 2010

Film, Rare Books & Arts:

Proof you can make art from anything. still from Plastic Bag, 2010, from Futurestates TV This wonderful little film, by Ramin Bahrani and narrated by Werner Herzog, deserves to be… Read More ›

Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl – free screening.

Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl – free screening.

July 20, 2010

Music, Musicals, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

On Wednesday July 21, the next screening in the fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series will be “Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl“.  Recorded in 1994, this… Read More ›

New microfilm readers

New microfilm readers

July 16, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Uncategorized:

The Library has installed ten new state-of-the-art microfilm readers and they are already a hit with newspaper researchers.

Publish your family history

July 16, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

After years of research, you’re now ready to publish! Congratulations but where to begin and what form should it take? For practical advice and tips on what to include check… Read More ›

Remembering Sir Charles Mackerras

Remembering Sir Charles Mackerras

July 16, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

The sad news of the death at age 84 of the great Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, sees the passing of one of the world’s finest musicians, and one of… Read More ›

Gonzo in the Library

Gonzo in the Library

July 13, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 14th July at 6:30pm, there will be a showing of Gonzo: the life and work… Read More ›

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

July 9, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

At the State Library, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals researching the family history of adopted persons and children brought up in orphanages, homes, institutions… Read More ›

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

July 8, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

On Friday 6 August the Kelly gang will have a reunion of sorts as all four sets of armour go on display in Beechworth as part of the annual Ned Kelly Weekend. Our conservation and registration team has been working to ensure Ned’s armour reaches Beechworth safe-and-sound, though not necessarily in one piece.

Such was life

Houdini visits Australia

Houdini visits Australia

July 12, 2024 0 comments

Houdini remains one of the world’s most famous entertainers. He toured Australia in 1910, performing his feats of escapology in Melbourne and Sydney, diving into the Yarra handcuffed and chained, completing the first powered flight in Australia, and becoming embroiled in a dispute with world champion boxer Tommy Burns about the proprietorship of the milk can escape.

Arts

Nineteenth century Victorians

Nineteenth century Victorians

December 31, 2023 5 comments

The Etkins collection consists of wonderful portraits of people and places throughout 19th century Victoria.