About this site

This website is provided by the State Library of Victoria and is designed for Victorian students and their teachers.

It provides access to:

  • comprehensive easy to follow research and essay writing guides
  • over 700 digitised primary sources from the State Library of Victoria
  • a database of teachers's resources with links to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and the Australian Curriculum.


This site was made possible with the assistance of the Collier Charitable Fund and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Community Support Fund.

Indigenous material on this website

We respectfully advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that this website contains images and names of deceased persons and records containing language that may be offensive or disturbing.

Images used on this website

The Library acknowledges and expresses its appreciation to copyright owners and donors of material who have given kind permission for reproduction of their material. The Library is continuing the endeavour to trace copyright owners and, in the meantime, some items have been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from copyright owners.


If you have any suggestions or comments about this site please email [email protected]


Photograph of plaster bust of Sir Redmond Barry.