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We have a diverse community of people who use, work in and contribute to the Library. Get to know us better by exploring our blogs, learning about our fellowships and literary awards, subscribing to our enewsletters or joining our alumni program.

Blogs

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On Thursday evening Lachlan Murdoch delivered the 2014 Keith Murdoch Oration at the State Library an annual speech that honours his grandfather s life and work The oration…More

Why was Australia's first public library known, somewhat formidably, as 'the Institution'?harriet edquistthe institutionfree secular & democraticradio nationaljulian morrowMore

In 1884 Melbourne's first tramway- a horse tramway in Fairfield- was built to promote land sales in the area 100 years of Melbourne's trams pg 1 Two horses pulled a carriage…More

Fellows & scholars

We offer several Creative Fellowships annually to artists and scholars who propose thoughtful and innovative ways to use our collections.

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