From the Vault
From the Vault delves into the surprising, poignant and sometimes funny stories behind the unique archival images in the State Library Victoria catalogue.
With each episode we'll offer suggestions for further reading and browsing. Click on the individual episodes below to follow your curiosity.
New episodes will be added to this page each week.
Watch episodes of From the Vault
- A rare photo series showing the Melbourne slums of the 1930s
- A grandstand in the middle of Beech Forest
- The horse-powered trams of 19th century Melbourne
- The day Melbourne went underwater
- Local football over the decades
- The best cats in our catalogue
- The evolution of the Aussie servo
- The exquisite ballet photography of Jean Stewart
- 'Guide Alice': My Buffalo's original rebel, guide and photographer
- The breathtaking aerial photography of 'Airspy'
- The mysterious tin shed in Melbourne's CBD
- Melbourne's lost department stores
- Tennis in Victoria
- RedPlanet Press and the politics of poster making
- Living rough in 1960s Fitzroy: the photographs of Alan K Jordan