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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'The independent type' education kit

Trace Victoria's literary evolution from traditional Indigenous storytelling through colonial classics to the vibrant contemporary writing scene by using this education kit. It has background information and discussion ideas, drawn from our exhibition The independent type.

The kit is aligned with VELS and targeted at years 5 to 10 history and English students.

An overview of the exhibition's educational themes for student discussion and investigation is covered as well as 10 classroom activities, in-class material and a list of useful books and websites.