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Victorian Historical Journal 1911-2010 now online

May 9, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

For over a year, we’ve been providing free access to digitised copies of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s magazine for 1911-1954.  Thanks to the Society, we’re now able to make Victorian Historical… Read More ›

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

December 19, 2012

Such was life, War:

On 28 October 1916 the first of two controversial conscription referendums was held in Australia. Military training for men between 18 and 60 had been compulsory since 1911, but the… Read More ›

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

A marvellous mercantile map of Melbourne

November 19, 2012

Cities & towns, Such was life:

The most complete popular & mercantile map of Melbourne, Victoria was produced by Frederick Proeschel in the early 1850s. Proeschel describes the map as ‘giving most useful information as to… Read More ›

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

September 28, 2012

Collections, Family matters:

The current library exhibition Gusto! a culinary history of Victoria, explores the role food has played in Victoria’s history.  One food topic that’s of great interest to many family historians is… Read More ›

Australian passenger lists to go online

Australian passenger lists to go online

September 7, 2012

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

In a move likely to cause much excitement in genealogy circles, the National Archives of Australia have recently announced a new partnership with Ancestry.com.au, which will see incoming Australian passenger… Read More ›

A ship and its voyage

A ship and its voyage

January 15, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

So you’ve trailed through immigration indexes and passenger lists and found your ancestor arriving into Australia. You may have discovered their age, their occupation, their nationality and possibly even details… Read More ›

Tales of wonder, love and daring…the story of your family

Tales of wonder, love and daring…the story of your family

October 25, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family history can be so much more than a list of names and dates. Dedicated genealogists with an interest in the background story of their families often find themselves doing… Read More ›

Life on board a migrant ship

Life on board a migrant ship

August 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I always love speaking with our Rare Books Librarian, as I often learn about remarkable items in our collection. Yesterday, I was introduced to the publication Instructions for the Surgeons… Read More ›

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

June 14, 2011

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

We are pleased to announce that findmypast.co.uk is now available at the State Library. With approximately 750 million historical records, this database is a fantastic addition to our growing collection… Read More ›

What’s new in the Genealogy collection

March 25, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

I think that Pitfalls and possibilities in family history research by Pauline Litton is essential reading for all genealogists: If your ancestors are proving elusive and the records are not… Read More ›