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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Our Victorian stories – useful links

Burke & Wills expedition

Eureka uprising

  • Charles Evans' diary
    The 1850s diary of Charles Evans contains one of the few eyewitness accounts of the Eureka miners' uprising at Ballarat in December 1854.

Ned Kelly

Port Phillip region's early European history

  • Port Phillip Papers
    Read important papers from Victoria's Port Phillip region's early European history, including John Batman and Edward Henty's journals, the Melbourne and Geelong Deeds, the first edition of the Melbourne Advertiser and William Buckley's reminiscences.