Use these digital learning tools and online resources to support your teaching related to the Royal Society for Questions & Curiosity video, and its associated activity.
History of the State Library of Victoria
- General Library history – find out more about the history of the Library to help answer some of Dimity and Reginald's questions
- Heritage architecture – discover more about the Library's facade, statues and front lawn, which feature in the opening scenes of the video
- Sir Redmond Barry – learn about the Library's founder, who was also Victoria's first Solicitor-General
Library spaces and services
- Roof of the domed reading room – read a first-hand account of the rejuvenation of the grand roof that Dimity and Reginald visit after entering the Library
- Dome Centenary website – a content-rich website celebrating activites, events and recollections about the domed reading room in its centenary year
- Ask a librarian – Dimity asks a question of the librarian at the Information Desk, but you can also ask questions online
- Join the Library – members can request books, order digital copies and use our online databases
- Queen's Hall – a beautiful historic space that Dimity thinks may be haunted
Library collections and exhibitions
- Genealogy – Reginald wanted to know what this word meant, here you can find out
- Newspapers – Dimity and Reginald found boxes and reels of microfilm that are part of this collection
- Mirror of the world – the permanent Dome Gallery exhibition where Dimity and Reginald explore old and rare books
- Changing face of Victoria – the permanent Dome Gallery exhibition where Dimity and Reginald look at historical artefacts, including Ned Kelly's armour
- A medieval manuscript – view a digitised copy of a rare handwritten book that dates back to the 14th century
- Ned Kelly's armour – a fascinating artefact that prompted Dimity to ask, 'Who wore that?'
- Midget Library – the smallest books in our collection!
- John James Audubon's Birds of America – a valuable item, and one of the tallest books in our collection (it measures one metre from top to bottom)!
- Camel hair – brought back from the Burke and Wills expedition, this item prompted Dimity to ask 'Whose hair is that?'
- Mourning brooch made from the hair of pioneer Anne Drysdale – Reginald asked, 'Whose hair is that?', although it hardly looks like hair at all!
- Melbourne, 1836 – an early painting of Melbourne that prompted Reginald to ask, 'Is this a place I know?'