News and coming events

Upcoming talk

Rosemary Richards, one of the editors of Memories of Musical Lives (Lyrebird, 2022) will present a talk about the book and about her research in music and dance collections found in libraries, archives and private homes in Australia and New Zealand at 2pm on 29 April 2023 at the McCrae Homestead in McCrae. Refreshments will be served after the talk. Further details and updates are available on the Trust’s website here.

Podcast now available

Kay Dreyfus, author of Bluebeard’s Bride (Lyrebird, 2013), a biography of the Australian-born violinist Alma Moodie, has given a talk about Moodie and about her published collection of Moodie’s letters. The talk, which includes contributions from Dr Diana Weekes and Dr Goetz Richter from the Sydney Conservatorium, is now available online as a podcast on the Tall Poppies website. See Part I and Part II.


Professor Emeritus Linda Barwick, editor of Italy in Australia’s Musical Landscape (Lyrebird, 2012) has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the recent Australia Day 2023 Honours List. Read about her research and her advocacy for the National Library’s Trove database on the Cosmos Magazine website.