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No 54 March 1995

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Cover ill.: Watercolour by Liardet entitled View of the North Shore, Port of Melbourne, 1862 (Courtesy of the La Trobe Library).
La Trobe Library Journal
Vol. 13 , No. 54 (Issued March 1995)
published by
The Friends of the State Library of Victoria
Editor: Teresa Pagliaro
Proofreading: P. G. Pagliaro
Photography: Adrian Flint
Layout: Veronica Peek


Wilbraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet: Romantic Visionary of the Beach: 1839–62 by Michael Hiscock Page 5
The Mysterious James Gilbert: The Forgotten Sculptor: 1854–85 by R. T. Ridley page 18
The La Trobe Library Journal is published twice yearly. A list of back copies is available on request.
The Friends of the State Library of Victoria wish to thank the Herald and Weekly Times for their generous support of the La Trobe Library Journal.
From the time of its involvement with some of Melbourne's earliest newspapers until the present, the Herald and Weekly Times has played a central role in bringing news and information to the people of Victoria.

The State Library of Victoria

is Victoria's major reference and research library. As well as its general collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and other materials, it has a separate wing known as

The La Trobe Library

which is Victoria's chief research centre and reference library for Australian history and literature. It is the State principal repository for manuscripts, historical pictures, newspapers and other library material relating to the history of Australia and the Pacific and especially to Victoria.

The Friends of The State Library of Victoria

is a society founded in 1966 and, until 1984, known as the Friends of the La Trobe Library. Its objects are to assist, encourage and promote the interests of the State Library, by seeking sponsorship and gifts for the Library and by searching for and obtaining books, manuscripts, pictures and other library material, particularly that which is of Australian interest.
The Friend's Patrons are: The Honorable Joan Kirner, M.L.A.; The Honorable John Cain, Q.C.; The Honorable Rupert Hamer, K.C.M.G. E.D.; Margaret Carnegie, A.O., O.A.M.; Mrs E.M. Borrow.
The Friends' Office Bearers are: President, John Arnold; Vice-president, Assoc. Professor Wallace Kirsop; Hon. Treasurer, Andrew Lemon; Hon. Secretary, Lisa Mawdsley.
The Committee of the Friends comprises: Gail Evans; Giovanna D'Abaco; Shona Dewar; John Holroyd; Yvonne Hurley; Beverley Joyce, Jill Wilson and Gertraud McDonald. The Director of the State Library of Victoria (Helen Tail), the La Trobe Librarian (Dianne Reilly) and the Hon. Editor (Dr Teresa Pagliaro) are ex officio members of the Committee.
New Friends are welcome. The annual subscription for ordinary members is $45. Bookplate membership is available at an annual subscription of $100. Concessional membership (for pensioners and full-time students) is $20 pa. Family and joint membership is $60.00 pa. Journal subscription is $20.00 pa and single issues are available at $12 plus postage. Sponsor and donor memberships are also available. Membership and other enquiries can be addressed to the Friends of the State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000,
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