State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 86 December 2010

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in May and December. Formerly the La Trobe Library Journal, it was published from 1968 to 1997 by the Friends of the State Library (since 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. Administrative assistant: Jennie Harrison.
Volunteer editorial assistant: Amy Hawley.
Proof readers: Suzette Chapple, Anne Colman, Ellie Dargaville, Kevin Molloy, and Lurline Stuart.
Editorial address: Editor, The La Trobe Journal, State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. E-mail: [email protected].
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 School of Journalism and 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 on membership are given on the inside back cover.
Subscriptions are not available to non-members. Single copies (when available) may be purchased from Readings.
Illustration credits
The following institutions have kindly allowed originals in their possession to be reproduced:
Monash Centre for Gippsland Studies: p. 23.
State Library of New South Wales: p. 38.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: pp. 40 and 44.
National Gallery of Australia: p. 43.
Victoria Racing Club: pp. 73, 76, and 80.
Royal Historical Society of Victoria: p. 86.
The cartoons by WEG are reproduced by arrangement through Vane Lindesay while all other illustrations, other than the one on page 160, are from the collections of the State Library of Victoria and have been copied by the Imaging Studio at the Library or digitally downloaded from the Library's on-line catalogue:
Cover illustration:
Ludwig Becker, 'River Darling and the mouth of the Bamamero Creek, at sunset with the anti twi-light.
Decb. 19 1860'. Water-colour, Darling Depot, Burke and Wills Expedition. Manuscript Collection, H16486.


Editorial 2
Dave Phoenix All Burke's books &c have been saved': the Burke and Wills Papers in the State Library of Victoria 3
Wayne Callow The Early Livestock Trade Between Gippsland and Van Diemen's Land: insights from Patrick Coady Buckley's Journal of 1844 23
Gareth Knapman The Pacificator: discovering the lost bust of George Augustus Robinson 37
Laurie Hergenhan In Search of Marcus Clarke: a memoir 53
Andrew Montana 'One of the Greatest Sights of the World': Herr Carl Kahler's paintings and prints, 'The Melbourne Cup Series', 1887-89 65
Andrew Dodd J. J. Clark: child prodigy architect and his winning but ill-fated design for a Free Public Library in Sydney 84
Benjamin Thomas Purveyor of Taste: W. R. Sedon and Melbourne's Sedon Galleries 97
Chris Elmore Rebuilding the Future: the Universal Science Group in Post-War Melbourne 114
Walter Struve 'It gives me much pleasure, dear Sir Redmond': the State Library of Victoria's copy of Aroideae Maximilianae 126
Vane Lindesay WEG: William Ellis Green (1923-2008) 131
Notes on Contributors 159