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No 82 Spring 2008

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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 Arnold (Editor), Michael van Leeuwen, Shane Carmody, Anne Colman, Des Cowley, Kevin Molloy, Greg Kratzmann and Dianne Reilly.
Editorial address: 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.
Opinions expressed in The La Trobe Journal are those of the individual contributors and no responsibility is accepted for them by the Editorial Committee or the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
Copyright of material published in The La Trobe Journal is vested in the author, except where stated otherwise.
The State Library of Victoria Foundation acknowledges the support of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, in providing time relief for the Editor.
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Members of the State Library of Victoria Foundation receive The La Trobe Journal free as part of their membership. Details of membership 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).
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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 Unit of the State Library.
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Cover image: "Aurora" in McMurdo Sound nearing C. Evans [Cape Evans, Antarctica].
Hand-coloured glass lantern slide, ca. 1914-ca. 1917.
[Andrew] Keith Jack, compiler. H82.45/22. La Trobe Picture Collection.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 82 Spring 2008


Editorial 2
Tom Griffiths The Cultural Challenge of Antarctica: the 2007 Stephen-Murray Smith Memorial Lecture 4
John McLaren Stephen Murray-Smith: his legacy 19
Andrew McConville 'In the midst of eternal snows in a waste and barren land': the Keith Jack Diaries and the Ross Sea Party, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914–1917 27
Chris Elmore The Vic Spitzer Collection: books of high adventure, intrepid travel and exotic places 42
Vane Lindesay Alex Gurney: creator of Bluey and Curley 59
Spiridoula Demetriou The Creation of Modern Greece: travel, art and Philhellenism in the collection of the State Library of Victoria 66
Fiona Salisbury A Group of Books from Redmond Barry's Library 88
Shane Carmody A Note in the Margins: reading with Redmond Barry 104
Marg McCormack Leaving Their Mark: graffiti in the Dome 113
David Murray-Smith A Kent Group & Bass Strait Bibliography: selected contributions to Bass Strait studies by Stephen Murray-Smith 118
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Arnold and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation
ISSN 1441-3760