Here are some exhibitions: real and virtual that you may like to look at.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock / Joan Lindsay. (Melbourne : Cheshire, 1967)

Alison Forbes is perhaps the best Australian jacket designer. Here is an example of her work used on the first edition of Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock. It has a period feel, with appropriately psychedelic lettering and a dream-like, surreal, fractured image.
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Alice in Wonderland pop up book.

Ephemera news

The lonely girl flyer, sheet music by Jack O'Hagan, 1930. From Monash University Library Rare Books Collection.

TWO INTERESTING 'NEW' ITEMS ADDED TO THE MONASH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY'S RARE BOOKS COLLECTION: The first is a brochure for an indoor golf game:- "Schoenhut's indoor golf. The greatest game of the 20th century," an American indoor golf game brochure from … [Read more...]

Archie comic cover.

ARCHIE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, HE HAS PASSED AS THEY DO IN THE USA. YES HE HAS DIED. There is a report from the US, in The Australian 16 July 2014, that Archie has died. Archie is now 73 (we have missed a few years it seems). He died stepping in front of a … [Read more...]

What we collect: food, footy…

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ESA MEMBER MARK BENBOW IS WRITING A HISTORY OF FOWLER'S VACOLA  [AUSTRALIA] AND GEO FOWLER, LEE & CO [UK]. HE EXPLAINS HOW HE GOT INTERESTED; WHAT HE KNOWS; WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR.  We asked … [Read more...]

Knit for football - with Patons. Book C .17. Full colour cover only. Circa 1960s. Collection of Andrew H.

HOW DO WE DO JUSTICE TO THIS NATIONAL INVENTION AND PREOCCUPATION? IT IS IMPORTANT TO US: Why? We are a distinctly and proudly Australian society - not xenophobic; not overly patriotic - but … [Read more...]

How to stay warm? Get away?

Pioneer bus timetable. Folded pamphlet, 2 colours, 23 x 10 cm. Circa mid 1950s. Collection of Ed J.

SHOPKEEPERS LEFT THEIR COUNTERS AND CUSTOMERS THEIR PURCHASES to flock to the doorways to see the first motor 'bus they had ever cast eyes upon. The crowd in Hopkins-street gazed open-mouthed, as with the eight mile gear running we wended our … [Read more...]

Beautiful species of soft coral, Great Barrier Reef. Postcard produced by G K Bolton, printers of Cairns. Circa 1950-60s. Collection of Mandy B.

SCIENTISTS HAVE RECENTLY ADVISED US OF SOMETHING WE ALL KNEW - WE NEED A DOSE OF SUNSHINE EVEN IN WINTER. Why go? The Great Barrier Reef The beach Getting there Where to stay … [Read more...]