Post Tagged with: "newspapers"

Melbourne’s first newspaper

Melbourne’s first newspaper

January 1, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

On New Year’s Day, 1838, pioneer John Pascoe Fawkner published Melbourne’s first newspaper. Printing presses were scarce in the colony, so Fawkner handwrote the newspaper himself…

Catalogue upgrade: Introducing some new features

Catalogue upgrade: Introducing some new features

May 19, 2020

Ask a librarian, Research tips, Tips and tricks:

Save, share and export multiple results and search curated newspaper collections using new features recently added to the Library catalogue.  Save, share and export Found a collection of items in… Read More ›

The Spare Corner Club

The Spare Corner Club

May 17, 2019

People & professions, Social life & customs, Such was life:

It was a cool summer’s day in 1940 when around fifty members of the Spare Corner Club met in the Fitzroy Gardens for lunch…

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

September 6, 2018

Social life & customs, Such was life, Theatre:

Under the eye or the corner of the mouth? Does the position of your beauty spot mean you are a flirt, engaged or just cheeky? Stars, pigs and horses; from the eighteenth century onward, the beauty spot has an alluring past.

Love, conflict, religion, politics, tragedy…

Love, conflict, religion, politics, tragedy…

May 16, 2018

People & professions, Such was life:

A minister of religion and a young lady confronted by a rejected suitor and his angry mother, a court case, battles over alcohol laws, fiery preaching, love, tragedy and death. Just one small story in the pages of Trove historical newspapers.

Digitising newspapers

Digitising newspapers

August 19, 2015

Our stories, Preservation, Such was life:

Learn how the Library digitises newspapers; from selection of titles through conservation to the scanning of the pages.

The SLV paper run

The SLV paper run

June 26, 2015

Collection, Our stories:

So we’ve all heard that newspapers are on their last legs, right? To be replaced entirely by digital editions? Well the Library still receives about 280 papers each week.

News by telegraph; the 19th century internet

News by telegraph; the 19th century internet

March 18, 2014

Social life & customs, Such was life:

On 21 October 1872 readers of Melbourne newspapers scanned the latest news from Europe. The reports included news that the Emperors of Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary had met to discuss… Read More ›

History and people of early Ballarat

History and people of early Ballarat

January 28, 2014

Cities & towns, Such was life:

If you’re interested in the history and people of early Ballarat, then we’d like to introduce you to a classic research resource, written by journalist WB Withers.

Bendigo or Sandhurst? History through newspapers

Bendigo or Sandhurst? History through newspapers

May 10, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Did you know that Bendigo used to be called Sandhurst? And then changed its name back to Bendigo?