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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Naked democracy

The Naked democracy exhibition celebrated the 150th anniversary of self-government in Victoria, revisiting the highs and lows of Victorian government, politics and democracy.

It spanned the introduction of the secret ballot, women's struggle for voting rights, the emergence of political parties, the 1923 police strike, the Bolte years and the constitutional reforms of 2006.

Naked democracy was curated by former creative fellow and current Library Board member Robyn Annear.

This exhibition was held from 2 June to 1 October 2006.