State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 66 Spring 2000

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The State Library of Victoria Foundation

was established in 1994 to raise funds for the State Library of Victoria: Australia's oldest free public library; the largest public reference and research library in Victoria, with collections that includes more than one million books and journals, 90,000 newspapers and hundreds of thousands of paintings, photographs, maps, manuscripts and other materials; and the hub of the statewide library network, providing information services across Victoria. Detailed information about the resources and specialist services of the State Library of Victoria may be obtained from the Internet:
The Friends of the State Library of Victoria was founded in 1966 (and known as the Friends of the La Trobe Library until 1984), its objects being 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 of Australian interest. It organised lectures and other activities for members, and from 1968 published the La Trobe Library Journal. In 1997 the Friends amalgamated with the Foundation.
The State Library of Victoria Foundation encourages and promotes private and corporate sponsorship for State Library of Victoria projects such as conservation of valuable collections, acquisition of items of historical significance and expanding educational and research services.
Principal Patrons: Dame Elizabeth Murdoch AC DBE, Dr Davis McCaughey AC.
Executive Committee: Julie Ann Cox (Chairman), John Arnold (Convener, Friends sub-committee), Frances Awcock (Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian), David Bennett QC, (Convener, Business subcommittee), Andrew Coloretti (Convener, Bequests sub-committee), Cathrine Harboe-Ree (Director of Collections and Services), Stephen Kerr, Sam Lipski (President, Library Board of Victoria), Dorothy Pizzey AM, Rosalie Vaccari (Convener, Events sub-committee), Jack Moshakis (Executive Director, State Library of Victoria Foundation).
Membership: Membership of the Foundation is open to anyone interested.
Annual subscriptions are:
Members $55 (including GST)
Bronze Bookplate $155 ($55 membership and $100 donation)
Silver Bookplate $505 ($55 membership and $450 donation)
Gold Bookplate $1,005 ($55 membership and $950 donation).
Donations are tax deductible.
Membership Benefits include:
  • copies of the quarterly State Library of Victoria News and the bi-annual The La Trobe Journal;
  • invitations to keynote lectures and special functions for Members;
  • discounts on all State Library events and publications; priority bookings for free Internet training at the State Library;
  • access to the Reader's Feast Privileged Reader Program, with exclusive opportunities to meet authors and attend special functions;
  • 10% discount on annual subscriptions to Australian Book Review;
  • special member benefits through Taltami Wines, including preferential pricing and wine tastings.
In addition, Bronze, Silver and Gold Bookplate Members are acknowledged by special bookplates placed in books specially chosen from the Library's recent acquisitions, and have privileged access to the Library collections.
For a brochure and membership application form, contact: State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia. Telephone (03) 9669 9048 or (03) 9669 9932. Facsimile (03) 9669 9900.
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In This Issue:

Des Cowley and Brian Hubber on early European images of Australian animals; Ian Jones on Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter; Ken Oldis on the true story of the Kelly Armour; Sandra Burt on O'Dowd's ‘Whitman Cabinet’; Dianne Reilly on Bookman John Holroyd.
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