CEO Reads: Red Notice

Red Notice I found this recommended read on Shane Parrish’s, (host of The Knowledge Podcast) and author of the Farnham Street blog article Reading Better. Bill Browder’s Red Notice appeared in his recommended 2018 reading list. His three tips about this book really grabbed my attention ‘Whoever ghost wrote this with Browder is a genius…
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Community Creative: Mandy Ord

Mandy Ord is a Melbourne-based illustrator and cartoonist, her passion for comics inspiring talks and workshops at schools, universities, festivals and community groups across Australia and internationally. Mandy's books include Sensitive Creatures, Rooftops, NY, Galapagos  and When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over. Mandy's first book for children Chalk Boy, written by Margaret Wild has been…
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Cimabue

Cimabue, original name Bencivieni di Pepo, born before 1251 died 1302, painter and mosaicist, the last great Italian artist in the Byzantine style, which dominated early medieval painting in Italy. Almost nothing is known of the life of this legendary medieval artist. He worked together with other artists on mosaics, decorating churches in Florence, Rome…
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Are you a descendant of an immigrant on the David Clark?

The David Clark was the first ship to bring assisted immigrants direct to Port Phillip in October 1839.  All were Scots and many settled in the Kangaroo Ground and Heidelberg districts including the Bell family. To mark the 180th anniversary, descendants of those passengers are invited to attend a reunion on Sunday 27 October 2019…
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Visiting Public Record Office Victoria

Public Libraries Victoria Local Studies staff recently met at Public Record Office Victoria and were given an update on what’s new at Victoria’s State Archives by Access Service Officers Sarah and Heather.  Their role is to assist researchers in the reading room, the online help desk, answering emails, retrieving records (picking and returning) and monitoring the…
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