Ask a Librarian
Direct from the State Library Victoria reference desk – our librarians share stories, resources and research tips, as well as some of their favourite queries (as asked by you!).
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Watch Ask a Librarian
The inspiration behind Joan Lindsay's classic Picnic at Hanging Rock with librarians Leanne Easey and Jodi Kok.
Angliss Meatworks in Footscray with Reference Desk librarian Sarah Matthews.
Filming 'On the Beach' at the Library in 1959 with librarian Alex Gionfriddo.
Using Sands & McDougall directories with librarian Kylie Best.
Introducing the 'Service Newspapers of WWII' database with reference librarian Steven Kafkarisos.
Read the blog
Loved the video? Read more in our Ask a Librarian blog series.
- The inspiration behind Picnic at Hanging Rock
- Time travelling with Sands & McDougall
- Albert Purchas: architect, soldier, inventor
- The day the Sea Fury came to visit
- The marvellous and macabre waxworks: part one
- The marvellous and macabre waxworks: part two
Still want more?
- View our video resources & notes for the 'On the Beach' episode (opens in Google Drive).