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First languages for NSLA’s Indigenous group

First languages for NSLA’s Indigenous group
Members of NSLA’s Indigenous project group met with representatives of First Languages Australia last month at the State Library of Victoria. Read more about the meeting here.

Blog post from Thursday, 10 April, 2014

This is some process behind my latest work, an article opener for Australian Geographic (Sept-Oct Issue 116). It shows roughly 380+ Aboriginal tribes and dialects in their respective locations.
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Blog post from Saturday, 1 November, 2014

Need something? Need libraries!
Let’s celebrate libraries! Check out this great video about libraries made by participants in Taking the Lead 2014.

On this day in 1856, the first free settlement of...

On this day in 1856, the first free settlement of Norfolk Island was established. This followed the failure of a viable development of the timber industry and the closure of the notorious penal colony in 1855.

Blog post from Sunday, 20 July, 2014

A lovely train trip through the centre of Tasmania from Hobart to Launceston. This is the Tasmanian main line railway sketch map, circa 1869.

Blog post from Friday, 25 April, 2014

Graphic map of the Dardanelles operations, 1915.
A bird’s eye view of the Gallipoli Peninsula and west coast of Turkey to the Hellespont. It shows the positions of landings, front lines, forts and batteries.

Air race route map, London - Melbourne 1934 | State...

Air race route map, London - Melbourne 1934 | State Library of New South Wales This map was published in Sydney, probably before the MacRobertson Centenary Air Race began.

Blog post from Thursday, 6 March, 2014

William Bradley was First Lieutenant on the ship, Sirius, captained by John Hunter. Contained in his journal are 22 meticulously drawn charts which record a series of early survey expeditions in the colony and voyages on the Sirius.

Blog post from Tuesday, 18 February, 2014

A hand coloured, double hemispherical map of the world showing routes of explorers. The eastern coast of Australia is incomplete, as is the outline of New Zealand.

New South Wales Will Books 1800-1952 are now online on...

New South Wales Will Books 1800-1952 are now online on findmypast

Blog post from Saturday, 17 May, 2014

Family History and Local History

Early bird registration is open for The 14th Australasian Congress...

Early bird registration is open for The 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry (AFFHO) to be held in Canberra from 26-30 March 2015: http://www.congress2015.org.au/

The Great Britain before leaving Liverpool for Australia 1860’s/ artist...

The Great Britain before leaving Liverpool for Australia 1860’s/ artist unknown (Call Number: ML 81)

Blog post from Thursday, 17 September, 2015

On this day, 16th September 1975, Papua New Guinea was granted full independence from Australia.

Blog post from Sunday, 27 September, 2015

This week we commemorate two milestones on Flickr Commons.

Police Dog, Tess, 29/1/35 / by Sam Hood by State...

Police Dog, Tess, 29/1/35 / by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales
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