State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 70 Spring 2002

[Back matter]

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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:
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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.
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Henry Lawson Number:

Transcripts of five Henry Lawson manuscripts in the Lothian Papers at the State Library of Victoria: ‘The Britishah Abroad’, ‘A Foreign Father’, the original uncut version of the short story ‘A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father’, the unpublished essay ‘The Old Men's Home’; and the unpublished verse ‘Lawson's Fall’; Cecily Close's history of the early years of Thomas C. Lothian, Lawson's Melbourne publisher; John Arnold's detailed account of the relationship between Lothian and Lawson; John Barne's discussion of Lawson as ‘the son of a foreign father’; Vane Lindesay's notes on Will Dyson and his caricature of Lawson; Harry G. Hodges' memories of Lawson at Angus and Roberston's bookshop; Christopher Lee's reconsideration of the status of the Aborigine in Lawson's writing; and notes on Lawson's books by his contemporary, E. J. Brady.
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