Velvet, Iron, Ashes Tour

Tour Showcasing treasures from the Library’s collection and from other major institutions and private collections, this exhibition will inspire you to make discoveries of your own.

Find out how the armour of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly is connected to cricket’s celebrated Ashes Urn, how fairy floss is connected to Victoria’s Latrobe Valley electricity industry, and why the granddaughter of one of our prime ministers once wore a glittering velvet cloak that symbolised the Murray–Darling irrigation scheme on this private tour of the Velvet, Iron, Ashes exhibition.

This is a free tour. Please meet at the Registration Desk at 1:00pm.

Image: The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)


  • Date & Time

    13:00 – 14:00, Wednesday 4 March 2020

  • Venue

    Victoria Gallery, State Library Victoria