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The Great War – personal stories: Alice Kitchen

See words and pictures from the WWI diaries of nurse Alice Kitchen, who sailed with the AIF's first convoy.

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Percival Langford

See images from the front sent home to his students back home by teacher Percival Langford.

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George Auchterlonie

Watch images and words from the WWI diaries of George Auchterlonie come to life in this short film.

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Eric Chinner

The thoughts of a front-line soldier are brought alive in this reading of Eric Chinner's WWI letters home.

3:53
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Alice Kitchen

See words and pictures from the WWI diaries of nurse Alice Kitchen, who sailed with the AIF's first convoy.

3:10
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Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his print-making.

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Colin Holden describes the aristocrats and Grand Tourists in Piranesi's print from Vedute di Roma.

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Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.

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Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.

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Colin Holden contrasts the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in this print by Piranesi.

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Colin Holden points out the visitors Piranesi brings to life in his print of this pilgrimage church.

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Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.

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Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.

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Listen to Professor Harriet Edquist reflect on the intersections of design and architectural history i...

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Portrait of Jim Davidson

Hear award-winning biographer Jim Davidson discuss 'Biography as periscope: exploring Australian ambiences'.

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Ramona Koval

Listen to our 2012 Redmond Barry Lecture, presented by broadcaster and writer Ramona Koval.

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Listen to a lively discussion about Sir Redmond Barry, an influential but controversial figure in early Melbourne....

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Aftermath 3 (detail), 2011

Hear a panel conversation about the Library's domed reading room as a source of creative inspiration.

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Sepia photo showing bird's eye view of the State Library of Victoria domed reading room

David Pearson argues for the importance of recognising the lasting cultural value of libraries and books.

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Portrait of author Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas discusses his forthcoming novel Barracuda and the challenge of 'going to the difficult pla...

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Dan Donahoo and Tony Wilson

Literacy and technology commentator Daniel Donahoo reviews online literacy tools and apps for 5 to 8-year-olds.

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Cath Crowley

Australian author Cath Crowley talks about writing for young adults.

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Family historian Shauna Hicks discusses how to make the most of Google's free tools to research your family's history...

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Mark Brennan discusses how to access pictorial records at the National Archives of Australia.

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Cameron Douraghy talks about the Rostam: Tales from the Shahnameh comic book series.

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Percival Langford

See images from the front sent home to his students back home by teacher Percival Langford.

3:24
video
George Auchterlonie

Watch images and words from the WWI diaries of George Auchterlonie come to life in this short film.

4:47
video
Eric Chinner

The thoughts of a front-line soldier are brought alive in this reading of Eric Chinner's WWI letters home.

3:53
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Alice Kitchen

See words and pictures from the WWI diaries of nurse Alice Kitchen, who sailed with the AIF's first convoy.

3:10
video

Colin Holden outlines the skill and artistry Giovanni Battista Piranesi brought to his print-making.

12:13
video

Colin Holden describes the aristocrats and Grand Tourists in Piranesi's print from Vedute di Roma.

3:14
video

Colin Holden explains how Piranesi’s exaggerated scale celebrates the ancient Romans’ engineering work.

2:52
video

Colin Holden notes how this portrait of Piranesi as an ancient Roman reflected Piranesi's values.

2:57
video

Colin Holden contrasts the Grand Tourists and beggars seen in this print by Piranesi.

3:27
video

Colin Holden points out the visitors Piranesi brings to life in his print of this pilgrimage church.

3:39
video

Colin Holden reveals why Piranesi included ground staff amongst the well-to-do visitors in this print.

3:10
video

Colin Holden provides insights into the activities of the people portrayed in this Piranesi print.

3:17