Thursday, 3 December 2015–Monday, 31 October 2016
Footy finals fever
Strutt's sketching studio
Heroes and villains: Strutt's Australia
Closing 3 Oct
2016 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture
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ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR
Digital collections will be unavailable between 6pm Fri 23 Sep and 6pm Sat 24 Sep. The Library will be open on Grand Final Eve, 30 Sep. READ MORE
The State Library is the keeper of Victoria's history – and home to millions of stories. Get to know the treasures and curiosities from our incredible collection, and hear tales from our community and from inside the Library.
In January 1916, the Ross Sea Party had little chance of survival. Whatever hope they had relied on their four sled dogs.
On 20 September 1866 Mrs Matilda Butters attended the Mayor’s Fancy Dress Ball in the new exhibition buildings in 'The Press' dress.
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In mid-2003 the State Library formally acquired the Australian writer Henry Lawson’s walking stick and shirt.