The La Trobe Journal No 102 September 2018
Issue No 102 of the La Trobe Journal celebrates arts and popular culture, from the Melbourne premiere of Gustav Holst's opera Savitri in 1926, to the 1966 tour down under by stars of the British soap opera Coronation Street.
The issue also looks at the career of Peter Hansen, who decorated the mansion Labassa, and tells the story behind the 'State of Victoria' gown designed for Victoria's centenary celebrations of 1934–35.
The issue compares 19th-century illustrations and photographs capturing ancient sites in Egypt and Syria, and takes us from local commemorations of the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon to the pre-WWI courtship of left-wing activists Maurice Blackburn and Doris Hordern. It also provides an account of two countercultural bookshops established in Melbourne in the 1970s.
- Front cover and front pages (pdf,349.64 KB)
- Editorial (pdf,98.87 KB)
- Stephen Jakubowicz – David Roberts's The Holy Land and Francis Frith's 'Photographic prints of Egyptian antiquities' (pdf,253.55 KB)
- Brigid Magner – Adam Lindsay Gordon in Brighton (pdf,197.69 KB)
- Vicki Shuttleworth – In search of 'Hansen, decorator': finding Peter Hansen (pdf,313.75 KB)
- Margaret Geddes – When Maurice met Doris: reading between the lines (pdf,279.52 KB)
- Daniela Kaleva – Louise Dyer's farewell 'gesture' to the British Music Society in Melbourne (pdf,243.14 KB)
- Annette Soumilas – Jessie Clarke's 1934 Pageant of Nations costume (pdf,276.19 KB)
- June Torcasio – Two Melbourne countercultural bookshops (pdf,649.64 KB)
- Adrian Schober – Coronation Street tour down under 1966 (pdf,2.03 MB)
- Notes and contributors (pdf,118.47 KB)
- Support the Library and back cover (pdf,333.42 KB)