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Artists reimagine Max Dupain's Sunbaker in new exhibition

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker - presented by the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in partnership with the State Library of NSW - opens tomorrow (18 February). 

Shortlist announced for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Books about media mogul Hector Crawford, Norway’s oil industry, Wall Street’s First African American millionaire and colonial businesswomen in Sydney are all contenders for Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for business writing, the State Library of NSW
announced today.

‘MY COUNTRY’ ‐ Australia’s first literary work & first female writer recognised by UNESCO

Celebrated poet Dorothea Mackellar will become the first Australian woman writer to be honoured by UNESCO when the only known manuscript copy of her famous poem ‘My Country’ is officially included on the Australian Memory of the World register
on 9 February 2017.

Celebrating the Sydney Harbour Bridge turning 85

Thursday, 19 January 2017 
Hours of unedited historic interviews with the fascinating people who built the iconic landmark.


Library Council of NSW appointments

Friday, 16 December 2016
President of the Library Council of NSW the Hon George Souris AM has welcomed the appointment of Ms Jane Garling and Ms Terri Janke to the Library Council of NSW.

Australia’s most famous babies turn 100

Monday, 5 December 2016
The State Library is celebrating 100 years since the adorable Gumnut Babies found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians.

Inaugural award for women writers announced

Monday, 7 November 2016
Playwright Joanna Murray‐Smith wins $30,000 award.


Over 150 years of government records digitised

Thursday, 3 November 2016
Over one million pages of historic NSW Government Gazettes now available online - for free!

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