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The R E Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Award Winners Announced

July 23, 2012

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The 2012 R E Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Award winners have been announced sharing a total of $30,000 in prize money. These annual awards, administered by the State Library… Read More ›

National Family History Week 2012

National Family History Week 2012

July 20, 2012

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National Family History Week is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations and in 2012 will be held from 27 July to 5 August so important dates for… Read More ›

National Year of Reading teen reader prize awarded

July 10, 2012

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  The eight winners of the National Year of Reading’s Read This! creative reading competition were announced today. readthis2012.com The Read This! competition asked 12-18 year-old readers to nominate a… Read More ›

State Library announces 2012-13 Fellowships

July 10, 2012

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The State Library of Victoria is pleased to announce the 2012-13 Creative Fellowships awarded to researchers, writers, artists and scholars who will make creative use of the Library’s rich collections… Read More ›

Queen’s Birthday hours and services (Mon 11 June)

June 4, 2012

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The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
However, requests for items from storage may be affected.

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

May 29, 2012

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This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her  Diamond Jubilee, marking  the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Although she ascended the throne on February 6th, 1952, her coronation… Read More ›

Nation’s history contained in insurance archive

Nation’s history contained in insurance archive

May 16, 2012

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Australia’s earliest surviving life insurance policy and the insurance claim for the destruction of the Glenrowan Inn by the Victorian Police are some of the historical riches to be found in the Suncorp Insurance Archive, donated to the State Library of Victoria today.

Occupations

Occupations

May 4, 2012

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You may have had the good fortune to discover what your ancestors did for a living, by searching through electoral rolls, census records etc. If you’d like to find out… Read More ›

Happy 2nd birthday Family Matters!

Happy 2nd birthday Family Matters!

May 1, 2012

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May 2012 marks our blog’s second birthday. Two years ago we began with our first post “Hello world!” More than 110 posts later we are celebrating our second birthday!

Anzac Day opening

Anzac Day opening

April 12, 2012

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The Library will be open from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday 25 April during the Anzac Day public holiday. However, requests for items from storage for Anzac Day will be affected.