Welcome to the State Library of Victoria’s Such was life blog. Here we’ll explore both new and historic Library collections that relate to Australia’s past. We’ll showcase our favourite items, and give advice on using the collections and Library services to research Australian history.

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Male and female librarians looking at a book together

[Scenes of the State Library of Victoria from 1954 Age newspaper], H27642b

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