State Library Victoria to open its doors on 5 December

State Library Victoria to open its doors on 5 December

October 1, 2019

News:

State Library Victoria today announced that it will open the doors to its transformed library on 5 December. This will mark the completion of an ambitious $88.1 million redevelopment that… Read More ›

Murder, mayhem and misdeeds: read all about it in the Police News

Murder, mayhem and misdeeds: read all about it in the Police News

September 18, 2019

Social life & customs, Such was life:

The ‘Police News’ had nothing to do with the police- it was a scandalous Melbourne weekly publication which relished depicting all manner of crime.

A considered approach to the conservation of the McCrae family collection

A considered approach to the conservation of the McCrae family collection

September 17, 2019

Our stories:

Kathleen Rowbottom, Professional Placement, Conservation, Collections Care. The papers of the McCrae family collection are extensive and feature a range of different objects: from bound volumes such as scrapbooks, diaries… Read More ›

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

New Sights and Sounds in Arts : Spring menu

September 5, 2019

Arts, classical music, Dance, Film, Popular music:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include recent releases and acquisitions in popular music, rock music, arts documentary, cabaret, country, modern dance, classical music, and film music on CD, DVD… Read More ›

National Family History Month: and that’s a wrap!

National Family History Month: and that’s a wrap!

September 4, 2019

Family history events, Family matters:

Thank you to all those who joined us onsite or online for National Family History Month. All events were completely booked out!

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 ›

Such was life

Ledger recording details and placement of seed varieties sewn in the gardens at Sunnybrae, 1984-2005 (YMS 16267, Box 62)

The archive of a pioneer ‘slow’ food restaurant

May 29, 2020 1 comment

Coinciding with the reopening of many of Victoria’s restaurants after lockdown, we celebrate the story of Sunnybrae, a much-loved regional restaurant ‘in the middle of a paddock’, and the early innovations in food provenance and seasonal, sustainable produce that it became known for.

Arts

Jazz Head, 2016

New Sights and Sounds in Arts

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Some great new arrivals include recent releases and acquisitions in popular, rock, musical theatre and film music, classical, jazz, chamber, ballet and opera on CD and Blu-Ray.  All CDs listed… Read More ›