State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 77 Autumn 2006

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Notes on Contributors

Shane Carmody is Director, Collections and Access, at the State Library of Victoria. With the guidance of Des Cowley, Rare Printed Collections Manager, he has explored some of the riches of the Rare Book collections.
Kerry Heckenberg is an Honorary Research Advisor in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. With degrees in science and art history, she is interested in both disciplines and drew on this background for her doctoral dissertation, entitled ‘The Art and Science of Exploration’ (2002). She has also researched and written catalogue entries for the Antiquities Museum at the University of Queensland.
Hilary Maddocks, who has a doctorate in Art History, is a Fellow of the School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. In 2006 she was the recipient of a six-month Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria.
Juliet O'Conor, Children's Research Librarian for the State Library of Victoria, has interests in historical and contemporary Australian and overseas children's literature, and in 2005 began a doctorate at Deakin University in traditional Australian Indigenous stories for children
Kate Riley is completing a doctorate in seventeenth-century British history at the University of Western Australia. She writes and teaches across the fields of literature, visual culture and early modern history.
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In This Issue

Shane Carmody on William Caxton at the State Library; Hilary Maddocks on a sixteenth-century printed Parisian Book of Hours in the collection of the State Library; Juliet O'Conor on the Horn-Books used in Britain and the United States in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; Kate Riley on the publishing history of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's Elves and Fairies, a landmark Australian art publication; Kerry Heckenberg on Ludwig Becker's narrative strategies in his illustrations for the Burke and Wills expedition.
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