Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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'The independent type' education kit

Trace Victoria's literary evolution from traditional Indigenous storytelling through colonial classics to the vibrant contemporary writing scene by using this education kit. It has background information and discussion ideas, drawn from our exhibition The independent type.

The kit is aligned with VELS and targeted at years 5 to 10 history and English students.

An overview of the exhibition's educational themes for student discussion and investigation is covered as well as 10 classroom activities, in-class material and a list of useful books and websites.