State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 80 Spring 2007

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Notes on Contributors

John Arnold, currently Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University, worked at the State Library from 1975–1980 and from 1983–1989. He has held continuous office-bearer/board member positions in the Friends of the La Trobe Library/State Library of Victoria and the Library Foundation since 1983.
John Barnes, who has edited The La Trobe Journal since 1998, is the author of a number of books, the latest of which is Socialist Champion: Portrait of the Gentleman as Crusader, published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2006. He is currently working on His Excellency Mr La Trobe: Traveller: Writer: Governor.
Shane Carmody is Director of Collections and Access at the State Library. Phillip Carmody was an assigned servant to John Batman in Port Phillip and is recorded as having failed in his duty as a shepherd by falling asleep, for which he spent six weeks in Melbourne's first gaol. Any link between the two Carmodys remains to be discovered.
Caroline Clemente, art historian and freelance curator, was a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria, 2006–2007. She is researching the role of private circles such as that of the Howitt family in the birth of the arts and sciences in La Trobe's Melbourne.
Paul De Serville is a freelance historian, who has written two books on pre-1880 Melbourne society, and other works including a biography of Rolf Boldrewood. Through the generosity of Professor A.G.L. Shaw he was awarded a State Library Fellowship in 2003, to continue his editing of the Standish Diaries.
Keith Dunstan is a noted Melbourne journalist and author. His many books include Supporting a Column (1966), Wowsers (1968), Ratbags (1979) and The People's Ground (2000).
Paul Fox is currently writing Travelling and Standing Still: Europe in the Australian Imagination, 1860–1966, which will develop many of the themes of his article. An earlier version of this paper in German translation was published in the Berlin architectural journal StadtBauwelt in December 2005. His first book, Clearings: Six Colonial Gardeners and their Landscapes, was published in 2004. His awards include the A.G.L. Shaw Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria (2004–05) and the University of Melbourne's Dennis-Wettenhall Prize for the best post-graduate thesis in Australian History (2007).
Joan Lindblad Kirsop lectured in German at the University of Sydney in the early 1960s, was a Research Assistant in Politics at Monash University in the 1970s, and was for many years Assistant Editor of the Australian Journal of French Studies.
Wallace Kirsop seconded the motion for the creation of the Friends of the La Trobe Library at the inaugural meeting in 1966, was later a member of the committee and eventually Vice-President of the Friends of the State Library of Victoria before the fusion with the State Library of Victoria Foundation. Over the last two decades he has helped with the editing of the La Trobe Library Journal and The La Trobe Journal.
Tony Marshall, after a false start as an economist, has worked with heritage collections at the State Libraries of Victoria and Tasmania for the past thirty years. His professional life has dovetailed neatly with his increasing recreational interests in historical and biographical research.
Dianne Reilly is La Trobe Librarian at the State Library of Victoria and has worked at both the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Centre Pompidou Library in Paris. Currently Secretary of the C. J. La Trobe Society, she is the author of Charles Joseph La Trobe: the Making of a Governor (Melbourne University Publishing, March 2006), and the editor of Charles Joseph La Trobe: Landscapes and Sketches, (with notes by Victoria Hammond), (Tarcoola Press, State Library of Victoria and National Trust of Australia (Victoria), 1999), Charles Joseph La Trobe: Australian Notes, 1839–54 (Tarcoola Press in association with the State Library of Victoria, 2006).
Madeleine Say has been the Picture Librarian at the State Library of Victoria since 2002. She originally trained in the biological sciences, and worked as a research scientist before becoming a librarian.
Marjorie Tipping, the first woman to receive a D. Litt (by examination) from the University of Melbourne, was awarded an MBE in 1981 for her contribution to history and the arts. The author of numerous publications relating to Australian art, she was commissioned by the State Library of Victoria to write Ludwig Becker (1978) and by the Victorian Parliamentary Library to edit Willliam Strutt's Victoria the Golden (1980). Her major historical work is Convicts Unbound: The Story of the Calcutta Convicts and their Settlement in Australia (1988).
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Fortieth Anniversary Number

The Library and the Journal: Personal memoir by Marjorie Tipping; Wallace Kirsop on Tristan Buesst, First President of the Friends of the La Trobe Library; Keith Dunstan on researching in the Library; Dianne Reilly, Paul de Serville and John Arnold on working in the La Trobe Library; Tony Marshall on editing the La Trobe Library Journal; John Arnold on the history of the Journal.
Charles Joseph La Trobe: A La Trobe letter from ‘Jolimont en Murs’ in 1840; Caroline Clement on Woolner's portrait medallion of La Trobe; John Barnes on the La Trobe family in Van Diemen's Land; Joan and Wallace Kirsop on vice-regal reading in Van Dieman's Land; John Barnes on La Trobe and the Melbourne Public Library.
The Melbourne Scene: Shane Carmody on how Melbourne has commemorated Batman; Madeleine Say on two S. T. Gill drawings of Melbourne in 1867, newly acquired by the State Library; Paul de Serville on the Candler-Standish ‘double diary’; Paul Fox on Melbourne as a conservative city.
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