Skating with the Beyer family SLV display

  • June 2014–June 2015
  • The Changing Face of Victoria
  • Dome Galleries (Level 5)
  • State Library Victoria
  • Swanston Street
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Australia

  • Curator: Christine Eid

New collection material and stories feature in the display about champion rollerskaters Francis PC Beyer and his daughters Hilda and Ruby in the State Library Victoria's The Changing Face of Victoria exhibition.

Stories include Hilda's adventurous world tour in 1911 to see ‘the best’ in skating and Ruby's marriage to melodramatic actor Richard McGuinness Fitzgerald (known on stage as Max Clifton) who served abroad during the First World War.

This display is part of Christine Eid's ongoing research project into the Beyer family.