Rare Book Week: Criminals, coppers, and columnists: The craft of collecting crime

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Richard Egan Lee ‘Barbarous murder in Little-Lonsdale-St’ (detail), Police News, 21 April, 1877, Melbourne, Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria.
05 July 2018, 11:00am11:45am
05 July 2018, 6:00pm6:45pm

Library Expeditions 4

From the seedy back alleys of early 20th–century Melbourne to the unforgiving landscape of the high country, discover the gritty and sordid underbelly of crime through the State Library's rich and surprising collections. From heart-wrenching letters to intriguing scrapbooks, Daniel will tell the tales of some of Victoria’s most violent crimes.

Daniel Wee is a Librarian in Rare Books at Monash University, recently on secondment at State Library Victoria. He was assistant curator of Monash’s Tall Tales and True exhibition (2017). Daniel’s interests include the history of zines and zine production, the history of the book, and the interpretation of heritage objects.