State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 45 Autumn 1990

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W. J. H. (Jeavons) Baillie is the Chief Conservator at the State Library of Victoria. Before commencing at the Library in 1990, he held the position of Director, Preservation Services at the Public Records Office of Victoria and was formerly the Conservation Officer at the National Library of New Zealand.
Deborah Breen is a paper conservator at the State Library of Victoria whose professional interests include conservation training and education.
Mimi Colligan is a senior research officer with Australia Post. Her PhD thesis dealt with wax-works, panoramas and cycloramas in Australia and featured the Jackson and Hennings panoramas of early Melbourne.
Des Cowley works in the La Trobe collection at the State Library of Victoria.
Mary Cox is the Photographic Conservator at the State Library of Victoria. She has qualifications in photography and librarianship and has been with the Library for seven years.
David G. Harris was ingested into the staff of the SLV on 19 February 1973. He subsequently became a document restorer, invented the term bookminder to de-scribe his vocation and enjoyed a two-year hiccup studying Paper Conservation at the Camberwell School of Arty Crafts (London).
Michael Lester is the Supervisor of the Conservation Bindery at the State Library of Victoria, and an active member of the Victorian Bookbinders’ Guild.
J. A. (Jackie) Millard is the Acting Senior Conservator in the Paper Conservation Laboratory at the State Library of Victoria. Her background is in the analytical and applied chemistry field, and she has been with the Library since 1985.
Robin Tait is a Book Conservator who trained in conservation at the University of Canberra, and in hand bookbinding and book restoration at the Camberwell School of Art and Craft, London. She has since worked with James Brockman in Oxford, and now operates a private conservation bindery in Canberra.


This issue of the La Trobe Library Journal has largely been put together by the staff of the Conservation Department of The State Library of Victoria.
I am particularly grateful to the following people for their assistance:
Layout and Design: David G. Harris Photography: Adrian Flint and Mary Cox Line Drawings: Chollie Garcia Editorial Advice and Proofreading:
John Arnold, Mandy Bede and Marg McCormack
Glossary and list of suppliers:
Mary Cox, Alison Humphreys, Graham Harrison, David Harris and Jackie Millard
Typing: Ides Bactol and Dianne Sillman
Deborah Breen, Guest Editor
The paper used in this issue is APPM Glopaque. It complies with the Permanent Paper Standard of the US National Information Standards Organization.
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is Victoria's major reference and research library. As well as its general collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and other materials, it has a separate wing known as


which is Victoria's chief research centre and reference library for Australian history and literature. It is the State principal repository for manuscripts, historical pictures, newspapers and other library material relating to the history of Australia and the Pacific, and especially to Victoria.


is a society founded in 1966 and, until 1984, known as the Friends of the La Trobe Library. Its objects are to assist, encourage and promote the interests of the State Library, by seeking sponsorship and gifts for the Library and by searching for and obtaining books, manuscripts, pictures and other library material, particularly that which is of Australian interest.
The Friends’ Patrons are: The Honorable Joan Kirner, M.L.A.; The Honorable John Cain, Q.C., M.L.A.; The Honorable Rupert Hamer, K.C.M.G., E.D.; Professor R. M. Crawford, O.B.E., Mrs. Margaret Carnegie, A.M.; and Mrs. E. M. Borrow.
The Friends’ office bearers are: President, Andrew Lemon; Vice-president, John Arnold; Hon. Treasurer, Greville Prideaux; Secretary, Judy Macdonald.
The Committee of the Friends comprises: Mandy Bede; Giovanna D'Abaco; John Holroyd; Yvonne Hurley; Beverley Joyce; and Wallace Kirsop. The Director of the State Library of Victoria (Mrs. Leah Mann), the La Trobe Librarian (Miss Dianne Reilly) and the Hon. Editor (Dr. Mimi Colligan) are ex officio members of the Committee.
New Friends will be welcomed. The annual subscription for ordinary members is $36. Bookplate membership is available at an annual subscription of $100. Concessional membership (for pensioners and full-time students) is $16 per annum. Sponsor and donor memberships are also available. Membership and other enquiries can be addressed to the Friends of the State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria
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