State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 71 Autumn 2003

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Notes on Contributors

John Barnes, Emeritus Professor of English at La Trobe University, has been editor of The Trobe Journal since 1998.
Sandra Burt, a librarian in the La Trobe Australian Manuscripts Collection at the State Library of Victoria, has been assistant to the editor of The La Trobe Journal since 1998.
Sarah Erwin is Curator of Archival Collections in the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Paul Fox is Research Fellow at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne. He has written extensively on Melbourne's public institutions, the frontier, the collections of Museum Victoria {where he was the Thomas Ramsay Scholar), the history of photography, and garden history. In 2004 Miegunyah Press will publish his book, Clearings: Six Colonial Gardeners and their Landscapes.
Margot Hyslop retired in December 2001, after 42 years in Librarianship, during which she worked in the La Trobe Library of the State Library of Victoria in the 1960s and more recently as Reference Librarian and later as the Collection Development Librarian in the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University.
Robert Kenny is a writer, artist and former publisher, who is the author of several volumes of poetry and prose including the novel, Last Adventures of Christian Doom: Private I (1982), and the limited edition The Winter Bridge: Poetry and Drawings (1994). He has recently completed a doctoral thesis at La Trobe University on Moravian missions and the question of Human Unity.
John Mason is the author of The Moravian Church and the Missionary Awakening in England 1760-1800, a Royal Historical Society publication, published by The Boydell Press, 2001. Of his family connection he writes: ‘…it was my aunt who introduced me to our La Trobe forbears. This she did when she gave me remnants from Christian Ignatius's published music which were mouldering away in her garage. To these she added the engraving from the portrait which is reproduced here [see p. 23 of this issue]. It was these and a few other pieces of memorabilia which set me on a voyage of discovery about the Moravian Church and its foreign missions during the Eighteenth Century'. (John Mason and Lucy Torode, Three Generations of the La Trobe Family in the Moravian Church, 1997.)
Dianne Reilly, La Trobe Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, is the author of ‘Charles Joseph La Trobe: The making of a Governor’ (Ph D thesis, University of Melbourne, 2002) and the Introduction to Charles Joseph La Trobe: Landscape and Sketches, jointly published by the State Library of Victoria, Tarcoola Press and the National Trust in 1999. She is the Secretary of the La Trobe Society established in 2001.
A.G.L. Shaw, Emeritus Professor of History at Monash University, is the editor of Gipps-La Trobe Correspondence 1839-1846 (1989), and the author of A History of the Port Phillip District (1996), as well as many other historical studies. He is the President of the La Trobe Society.
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Charles Joseph La Trobe Number:

Dianne Reilly on Charles Joseph La Trobe, his work in the West Indies prior to his appointment to Victoria, and his marriage to his deceased wife's sister; John Mason on La Trobe's father and grandfather and their roles in the Moravian Church; John Barnes on La Trobe as traveller and writer; A.G.L. Shaw on La Trobe as Victoria's first governor; Robert Kenny on the first Moravian mission in Australia; and Paul Fox on La Trobe's colonial experience. In addition there are transcripts of letters from La Trobe in the new colony to publisher friends in London, and extracts from his private journals, describing his travels in the Tyrol and in Italy, breakfasting with Sir Walter Scott, bison hunting in North America and his ‘official business’ in the West Indies. Of special interest to researchers and scholars is Margot Hyslop's bibliography of all the material on La Trobe held in the collections of the State Library of Victoria.
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