State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 78 Spring 2006

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Notes on Contributors

Don Charlwood is a noted author of both fiction and non-fiction. His books include No Moon Tonight, describing his life as a Bomber Command navigator; All the Green Year, a novel of boyhood; and The Long Farewell, a picture of the immigrant passage under sail to Australia in the nineteenth century.
Cecily Close, an archival consultant since 1988, worked for many years at the University of Melbourne Archives. She has made a special study of the publisher T. C. Lothian, whose business was the subject of her PhD thesis at Monash University.
Mimi Colligan, an Honorary Research Associate with the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University, writes on nineteenth-century popular culture and biography. Her Canvas Documentaries, which was published by Melbourne University Press in 2002, drew on her doctoral thesis at Monash University.
Lyn Gallacher, a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, currently works on ‘The Book Show’ and cannot believe her luck. The holder of a PhD in English Literature from La Trobe University, she was a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria in 2006, the same year in which she received a grant from the Australia Council Literature Board to write a book — currently entitled ‘Seven Ways of Looking at Magic’ — based on her research into magic.
Wallace Kirsop is a Principal Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne
Vane Lindesay was for the past twenty-one years the Vice-President of the Australian Cartoonists' Association, of which he is now Patron. He is a Life Member of the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
Walter Struve is a reference librarian at the State Library of Victoria.
Geoffrey Wallace is a master glazier and stained-glass conservator for the windows in the collections of the Melbourne Museum, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the University of Melbourne, as well as the State Library of Victoria. His studio specialises in the conservation of ecclesiastic and heritage stained-glass, major projects including all the windows of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, in 1993-94, and currently all the windows of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne.
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In This Issue

Don Charlwood on the Bourke Street printing and bookselling business established by his great-grandfather in the mid-nineteenth century; Wallace Kirsop on the ‘curious career’ in Britain, The Netherlands and Australia of elocutionist, bookseller and spiritualist Benjamin Suggitt Nayler; Cecily Close on Arthur Greening, London publisher of The Scarlet Pimpernel, and his association with Thomas C. Lothian in Melbourne; Vane Lindesay on poet Hugh McCrae as comic illustrator; Walter Sturve on German-born ABC broadcaster and journalist Kurt Offenburg; Lynn Gallacher on books of magic in the State Library; Mimi Colligan on the history and Geoffrey Wallace on the restoration of the Shakespeare Window now in the State Library.
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