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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Recipients: Berry Family Fellowship

The Berry Family Fellowship is offered every second year for a project exploring an aspect of the social history of Melbourne or Victoria, based on the Library's collections.

Current recipient

Minna Muhlen-Schulte: Crossing enemy lines: German-Australian identity in wartime Victoria. Article for publication and radio program.

As the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing approaches, Minna Muhlen-Schulte will explore the complex relationship German-Australians have with our wartime past. The project will specifically investigate the impact of World War II and Nazi ideology on Melbourne's German-Australian community.

Minna Muhlen-Schulte is a historian, currently working as Assistant Project Manager at Lateral Projects.

Past recipient

The 2012 recipient of the Berry Family Fellowship was Stefan Schutt, who used web and mobile technologies, Library research and the archives of signwriting firm Lewis & Skinner to create an online repository of images, places and people in Melbourne's west since the 1940s.