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The La Trobe Journal No 107 November 2022

In this issue of the La Trobe Journal, we dive into the Library’s collections to reflect on the things that have grounded us in difficult times: our homes, gardens, families, stars, art and literature.

John Gregory takes a fresh look at the Howard Arkley archive and Sue Walker investigates William Shum’s editorship of Australian Home Beautiful. We look to the skies with Patrick Ferry’s tale of a WWII crash in North Melbourne, William Tobin’s forensic research into photographs of a Transit of Venus expedition, and a glimpse into Handmade Universe. Ruth Lawrence’s research on the nineteenth-century ‘Washbourne album’ of photographs of Aboriginal families from North-East Victoria illuminates a new date that will help future generations trace their histories. And our librarians share their insights on valuable items in our collection, including a first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Edna Walling’s rarely-seen photographs, and the eccentric and striking work of artist Vali Myers.

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