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During the First World War nearly 7000 ‘enemy aliens’, mainly men of German and Austro-Hungarian origins, were interned in camps in Australia.
In February 2017, in a double first, Dorothea Mackellar’s poetry notebook ‘Verses 1907-1908’ has become the first Australian literary archive, and the first by a woman writer, to be added to UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World register.
It is often assumed that there was no loss of life on Shackleton’s 1914-1917 expedition to cross Antarctica but this was not the case.
Join our Library Fellows and others for our health, history and heritage seminar.
Who would have thought that a tiny book - no bigger than a 50 cent piece – could tell us so much about its owner?
The Library recently acquired an original collage and mixed media artwork by Martin Sharp.
This beautiful 12 inch table globe recently purchased by the Library is one of the earliest globes to record all three of Cook’s voyages.
The Library has recently acquired a watercolour by Thomas Rowlandson, satirical artist of Georgian England.
A significant addition to the Library’s collection of colonial art.
This beautiful edition of Strabo’s ‘kolossourgia’, or colossal work, published with commentary by Isaac Casaubon, has been acquired for the Library’s collections.
Join the Australian Centre for Photography curator of Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker for an in-depth look at the exhibition.
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