State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 57 Autumn 1996

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The State Library of Victoria

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

The La Trobe Library

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.

The Friends of The State Library of 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 Friend's Patrons are: The Honorable Joan Kirner; The Honorable John Cain, Q.C.; The Honorable Rupert Hamer, K.C.M.G., E.D.; Margaret Carnegie, A.O., O.A.M.; and Mrs E.M. Borrow
The Friends' Office Bearers are: President, John Arnold; Vice-president, Assoc. Professor Wallace Kirsop; Hon. Treasurer, Gertraud McDonald; Hon. Secretary, Sandra Burt
The Committee of the Friends comprises: Yvonne Hurley; Beverley Joyce; Andrew Lemon and Jonathan Wantrup. The Director of the State Library of Victoria (Helen Tait), the La Trobe Librarian (Dianne Reilly) and the Hon. Editor (Professor John Barnes) are ex officio members of the Committee.
New Friends are welcome. The annual subscription for ordinary members is $45. Bookplate membership is available at an annual subscription of $100. Concessional membership (for pensioners and full-time students) is $20 pa. Family and joint membership is $60.00 pa. Journal subscription is $20.00 pa and single issues are available at $12 plus postage. 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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Back page illustration: John Pascoe Fawkner, Carte-de-visite [by George William Perry,], 1863. (H4303, La Trobe Library Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria)
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