The La Trobe Journal No 103 September 2019

In issue No 103 of the La Trobe Journal, Nikita Vanderbyl looks at the work of Aboriginal Australian artist William Barak, while Myles Russell-Cook gives a personal reflection on the artist.

Catherine Padmore revisits the archive of Joan Lindsay, author of Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Patricia Clarke tells the story of Frances Taylor, founder and editor of the journal Woman's world. Edited by Shona Dewar, the reminiscences of Ursula O’Connor look back at her influential 38-year career as a librarian at the Library.

Libby Melzer describes the production and likely origin of a remarkable 13th-century pocket Bible, one of the first medieval manuscripts acquired by the Library. Finally, the editor of this issue, Shane Carmody, tells the story of the library of Carlos Barron Lumsden, one volume of which was recently acquired by the Library.