This is a ridiculously extraordinary building. Just quietly, this is one of many photos I took of the large scale herringbone timber floors... they are amazing. Sorry to the art on the wall, but you have competition.
Then there is the dome... oh my goodness. Libraries are quiet places, obviously, but I don't think I could have spoken loudly in here at all as the sheer size and detail had me in awe. The room is very conducive to wandering in circles staring at the ceiling.
It just so happened Ned was in the premises. Having only ever been a legend to us, seeing Mr Kelly's armour in the flesh, finding out about his life in more detail than "He was a bush ranger" made him far more interesting. No longer an Australian cliche, but an exhibit I would gladly recommend anyone check out.
For those interested in these kind of things, the library was a whole other museum we didn't really know existed within Melbourne! My mind is still boggled by the building itself. Standing in that dome, on the floor looking up and from the sixth floor balcony looking down, it commands a certain level of respect.