Such was life

Keening Kellys

Keening Kellys

October 9, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The State Library has been given an extraordinary letter that gives an eyewitness account of the aftermath of the 1880 Glenrowan siege, where bushranger Ned Kelly was captured by police.… Read More ›

Posters of the National Safety Council of Australia

Posters of the National Safety Council of Australia

October 3, 2013

Arts & literature, Such was life:

The National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) is a non-government, not-for-profit, membership based occupational health and safety service provider. It offers training, consulting, auditing and risk management solutions.

Are you a fan too?

Are you a fan too?

September 23, 2013

Sport, Such was life:

Without the crowd, it would be just another game of footy.

Picture this: Black Rock

Picture this: Black Rock

September 13, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Black Rock, in Melbourne’s bayside east, was named after Charles Hoston Edben’s Black Rock house which, in turn, was named from Black Rock, Dublin.(1)

Local History Grant Program applications open

September 3, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Applications for theĀ 2013-2014 Local History Grants Program are now open. This program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations to support the cost of projects that preserve, record… Read More ›

Love and larceny at the Melbourne Hospital

Love and larceny at the Melbourne Hospital

August 29, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

The winter of 1849 was an exciting time at the Melbourne Hospital as love blossomed between the resident apothecary and matron.

Tango in Melbourne

Tango in Melbourne

August 6, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

‘When an Argentinean dance called the tango arrived in Melbourne in 1913, the wowsers were shocked by dancers who danced cheek-to-cheek and whose legs and arms pressed against each other… Read More ›

Pioneer women of Victoria

Pioneer women of Victoria

July 26, 2013

Such was life:

Are you researching: women in Victoria? the lives of Victorian settlers? Aboriginal/settler interactions? women’s experiences of migration?

Clunes – the golden town

Clunes – the golden town

July 21, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Sitting in a steep valley surrounded by extinct volcanoes lies Clunes, a historic gold mining town located in the central goldfields region of Victoria, north of Ballarat. The Djadja Wurrung… Read More ›

Bella Guerin: first female university graduate in Australia

Bella Guerin: first female university graduate in Australia

July 10, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

Julia Margaret Guerin, known as Bella Guerin, became the first woman to graduate from a university in Australia, when she graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1883.