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Australia’s golden age of cycling

Australia’s golden age of cycling

July 20, 2018

Exhibitions, Our stories, People & professions, Uncategorized:

Cheering echoed throughout the streets of Sydney in November 1937 as some 60,000 people gathered along the last 80 kilometres of Hubert Opperman’s epic trans-continental ride. Once as famous as cricketer Don Bradman, endurance cyclist ‘Oppy’ is currently featured in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition. Discover objects from his career, loaned to us by Museums Victoria.

Dan Morgan: bushranger

Dan Morgan: bushranger

April 7, 2015

People & professions, Such was life, Uncategorized:

It is 150 years since the death of the bushranger known as Dan Morgan.

Pre-1901 Irish census records available on Find my past Ireland

May 7, 2014

Family matters, Uncategorized, Websites:

Last week the The National Archives of Ireland and  Find my past anounced the release of over 600,000 Irish census records. These records cover the period 1821-1851 and have been made available through… Read More ›

SA postal directories going online

January 9, 2014

Family matters, Uncategorized:

For those of you like me researching South Australian family history you will be pleased to know that the State Library of South Australia is gradually making most of  the… Read More ›

Occupational sources for Family Historians

Occupational sources for Family Historians

November 20, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Researching the occupations of your ancestors can be a great way to flesh out their lives, to demonstrate their social status and possibly to explain why they migrated around the country or… Read More ›

New Research Guide on the Victorian Sheriffs Office Warrants

New Research Guide on the Victorian Sheriffs Office Warrants

October 4, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Our guest bloggers, Lucy Shedden and Shona Dewar from the Australian Manuscripts collection at the Library introduce us to a new online research guide on the Victorian Sheriffs Office warrants… Read More ›

Play essential in early literacy

Play essential in early literacy

August 13, 2013

News, Uncategorized:

On Wednesday 14 August the State Library will host a special Storytime with best-selling children’s author Jeannette Rowe as part of Play Group Victoria’s state-wide library playgroup week. 

UK National Archives Discovery Service

UK National Archives Discovery Service

July 16, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

The  State Library of Victoria  is now subscribing to the UK National Archives Discovery Service .  This provides free access to the digitised documents available on the National Archives website.… Read More ›

NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2013

NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2013

July 4, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

NAIDOC Week is being held in 2013 from 7 to 14 July and it is a good time to remind Family Matters readers of our online family history research guide Aboriginal… Read More ›

Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience. The Eighth Victorian Family History State Conference

Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience. The Eighth Victorian Family History State Conference

May 22, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

From 3-5 May I had the good fortune of attending the conference Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience held in the beautiful grounds of the ACU Aquinas Campus,… Read More ›