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No 73 Autumn 2004

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring. Formerly The La Trobe Library Journal, it was published from 1968 to 1997 by the Friends of the State Library (now amalgamated with the State Library of Victoria Foundation).
Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant to editor), John Arnold, Shane Carmody, Anne Colman, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop, Jack Moshakis, Clare Williamson.
Editorial addresses: Editor, The La Trobe Journal, State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. E-mail:
Contributions are invited on scholarly topics, and are subject to refereeing.
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Copyright of material published in The La Trobe Journal is vested in the author, except where stated otherwise.
Members of the State Library of Victoria Foundation receive The La Trobe Journal free as part of their membership. Membership details are given on the inside back cover. Subscriptions are not available to non-members.
Single copies (when available) may be purchased online through the Library Shop ( or directly from the State Library (ask at Foyer Desk).
All photographs in this number of The La Trobe Journal are from the State Library of Victoria, unless stated otherwise. Library photography is by the Photographic Section of the State Library.
Front cover: Unknown artist. [Study or unfinished portrait of Sir Redmond Barry] Not dated.
Oil on canvas. Not signed. H293. This study bears a resemblance to the portrait of Barry painted by George Frederick Folingsby in 1880. The Folingsby portrait was commissioned by the University of Melbourne and is now in the University of Melbourne Art Collection.
Redmond Barry's signature. From the covering letter of Vocabulary of Dialects, 1866. MS 12072. La Trobe Australian Manuscripts Collection.
Back cover: Cartoon from Melbourne Punch, 12 January 1871.
Victoria Law Foundation
The State Library of Victoria Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous donation from the
Victoria Law Foundation
towards the publication of the Redmond Barry Number of the La Trobe Journal
The La Trobe Journal
No. 73 Autumn 2004
Redmond Barry Number


From the Editorial Chair
Ann Galbally Patron of the Arts at the Antipodes
John H. Phillips A Black-Letter Lawyer
Shane Carmody Through Green-Tinted Glasses: Barry, Kelly and Irish Sentiment
R.J.W. Selleck Chancellor Barry
Wallace Kirsop Redmond Barry and Libraries
Redmond Barry at the Melbourne Public Library
Brian Hubber Leading by Example: Barry in the Library
Sandra Burt Library Trustees at Work: Letters from Barry to Childers 1859–60
Christine Downer Notes on Barry and the Origins of the Picture Collection
Richard Overell The ‘Red-Rot’ Problem
Kenneth W. Park ‘Thrusting Forward’: A Note on the Armorial Bearings
Des Cowley Redeeming an Obligation: Aboriginal Culture at the 1866 Exhibition
John Barnes Barry, Tennyson and the ‘Stately Virgins’
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation. Shane Carmody has co-edited this number. ISSN 1441-3760