Post Tagged with: "Christmas"

Santa at McCallums Wangaratta, Victoria, 1970. Photo by Le Dawn Studios. This work is in copyright; H2006.100/1738

How to train your Santa

December 20, 2021

Ask a librarian, Victorian history:

Have you spotted Santa in a department store lately? There’s more to being Santa than you might think! Let’s take a look at the history of department store Santas and explore what they learn at Santa School.

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

December 21, 2020

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

This cherished Aussie Christmas institution is now in its 82nd year, and still bringing people together across the nation.

Lyric, [2017]

New listening in Arts: holiday selections

December 20, 2018

Film, Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Find out what’s new on the listening post in the Arts reading room. We’re featuring a holiday season selection of festive, popular, opera and film music on CD.

The Myer Christmas windows

The Myer Christmas windows

December 19, 2018

Social life & customs, Such was life:

The Myer Christmas windows hold a special place in the heart of most Melburnians. The brainchild of Fred Asmussen (1913-1974), who began his career at the Myer emporium in 1928 as a ‘wheeler’ boy, moving products from one place to another in wicker cart, the much-loved tradition is now in its 63rd year.

ABC-Universal, 2017

Festive Sights & Sounds in Arts

December 18, 2017

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

New arrivals include this festive season selection of popular, classical and choral music, children’s songs and ballet. From the Wiggles and Nutcracker to the Melbourne Symphony and Amber Lawrence, there is… Read More ›

Umbrella Entertainment, 2014

Festive Sights and Sounds: Bandstand, Shakespeare, Mozart, Carols and much more.

December 7, 2016

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

The sounds of Melbourne Music Week may be fading into the distance, but there’s still lots to listen to here at the State Library.

A Christmas Listening List

A Christmas Listening List

December 24, 2015

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Christmas always brings with it a wealth of seasonal music, and who could resist the Wiggles and Santa Claus?

H98.100/3885. "Sgt. G. Spedding enjoying Christmas dinner at Caulfield Military Hospital". ca. 1940-ca. 1941.

A very Argus Christmas

December 18, 2015

Such was life, War:

The Library’s Argus Collection consists of thousands of newspaper photographs, mainly related to WW1 and WW2, many of which have been digitised.

Christmas Listening in Arts.

Christmas Listening in Arts.

December 19, 2014

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

As Christmas approaches the Listening Posts in Arts are alive with festive sounds including new releases and old favourites.

Visiting the Library this Christmas

Visiting the Library this Christmas

December 18, 2014


The Library will be open during the Christmas period, with a range of exhibitions ready and waiting for you.