Our new-look catalogue: My favourites, Saved searches and Search history

Our new-look catalogue: My favourites, Saved searches and Search history

August 22, 2019

Tips and tricks:

Learn some catalogue tips which will help manage your research.

Duels in Melbourne

Duels in Melbourne

August 16, 2019

Social life & customs, Such was life:

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.

Image: collage of title pages of various publications in NED.

When NED rode into town

August 14, 2019

Changing libraries, Our stories:

Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection By Kate Torney, Chair of National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) and CEO, State Library Victoria This month something truly remarkable… Read More ›

The Johnny Crow stories

The Johnny Crow stories

July 23, 2019

Arts & literature, Our stories:

In the early twentieth century, author Leslie Brooke developed new techniques that were to influence many in what became the Golden Age of Children’s books.

Five things to keep in mind when researching your family history

Five things to keep in mind when researching your family history

July 16, 2019

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Tips and tricks:

While we’re waiting for National Family History Month to roll around, let’s get a head start by exploring some crucial things to think about when researching your family history. Diving… Read More ›

Our new-look catalogue: personalise your Articles search results

Our new-look catalogue: personalise your Articles search results

July 16, 2019

Tips and tricks:

You can now personalise your Article searches, making the results more specific to your interests.

New listening in Arts: Winter collection

New listening in Arts: Winter collection

July 9, 2019

Arts, classical music, Film, jazz, Music, Musicals, opera, Popular music:

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 ›

The search for Victoria’s top slam poet begins

The search for Victoria’s top slam poet begins

July 3, 2019

News:

From today, poets, rappers and spoken word artists will compete in heats across Victoria as the search for the state’s poetry slam champion begins.

The chaos and order of Marion Page

The chaos and order of Marion Page

June 28, 2019

Our stories, Social life & customs:

Follow the journey of a large, multi-format Manuscript collection belonging to the late Marion Page from a South Yarra storage room to our Preservation team.

Francis Frith in exotic Middle Eastern dress

Extract from ‘True portraiture: David Roberts’ The Holy Land and Francis Frith’s Photographic prints of Egyptian antiquities’

June 27, 2019

Our stories, Painting, Photography:

Europe went crazy for all things Egyptian in the early 19th century, which helps explain why the Library’s collection includes rare works by two famous Egyptologists: painter David Roberts and photographer Francis Frith.

Such was life

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

November 26, 2019 5 comments

It is quite a tenuous connection but could our Library claim some credit for the exploration of the Antarctic?

Arts

Pop music ephemera is pop music

October 25, 2019 1 comment

There has been an amazing new collection that has received a steady stream of attention here in the SLV Arts Collection, and it’s more obscure than you might immediately guess:… Read More ›