State Library Victoria calls for 2019 fellowship applications

State Library Victoria calls for 2019 fellowship applications

February 20, 2019

News:

Applications are now open for State Library Victoria’s major annual fellowships program, which encourages creative Australians to draw on the Library’s extensive collection for new work.

A love story in the archives

A love story in the archives

February 12, 2019

Our stories:

Letters from the Victorian goldfields reveal a love story, filled with dramatic highs and lows.

Women in science at the Library

Women in science at the Library

February 11, 2019

Our stories:

Believe it or not, science is a vital part of the State Library’s day-to-day operations. In the Library’s Preservation and Conservation department we celebrate 16 brilliant women of science.

Bushfire and aftermath

Bushfire and aftermath

February 6, 2019

Our stories:

Flying over fire-ravaged land, photographer John Gollings looked down on the Hume Highway as Victoria reeled from the deadliest fires in recorded history.

Miss Talbot’s gift

Miss Talbot’s gift

February 6, 2019

Arts & literature, Such was life:

In 1937 the Library received 24 original works by William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the inventors of photography.

Melbourne Writers Festival moves to State Library Victoria

Melbourne Writers Festival moves to State Library Victoria

February 5, 2019

Announcements, News:

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) and State Library Victoria today announced a major partnership that will see our city’s biggest and best literary arts festival take up residence in Australia’s busiest… Read More ›

A $2 million donation to State Library Victoria puts kids in charge

A $2 million donation to State Library Victoria puts kids in charge

January 29, 2019

News:

Young Victorians keen to read and learn will be the main beneficiaries of the most recent $2 million donation to State Library Victoria.

New Gold Mountain

New Gold Mountain

January 29, 2019

Our stories, People & professions:

For the Chinese immigrants who flocked to Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, the journey began in Canton or Hong Kong and included several months at sea before arriving in Victoria, or ‘New Gold Mountain’.

What about the women? – Part 2

What about the women? – Part 2

January 22, 2019

Our stories, People & professions, Social life & customs:

Piece together the stories of Mary Ann and Eliza Henty and their role in Victoria’s first European settlement.

2018 in ebooks

2018 in ebooks

January 18, 2019

Our stories:

Our Ebook collection is growing each month. We currently have over 16,000 ebooks available, including autobiographies, literary fiction, travel guides, young adult non-fiction, health and medicine, home and garden and much more. Explore the titles that were most popular in 2018.

Such was life

Walking the blue lake

Walking the blue lake

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Dr David Sornig ponders the history of West Melbourne’s lost wetlands, and takes us on a collective journey around the area.

Arts

New listening in Arts : Easter selections

New listening in Arts : Easter selections

April 16, 2019 0 comments

New arrivals include this Easter selection of popular, jazz, musical theatre, classical and film music on CD, currently showcased on our wonderful listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, during… Read More ›