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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!

From Nimbin to New York

Thursday, 27 October 2016
State Library released 75 hours of colourful interviews with Nimbin locals to take the collection global. 

Help Us Bring Macquarie Street Heritage Back to Life

Friday, 14 October 2016
Proposed Mitchell rooftop restaurant  announced as one of the ideas considered for NSW Government Macquarie Street revitalisation. 

2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Entries now open for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize.

Two must‐see exhibitions

Friday, 9 September 2016 
State Library celebrates the bicentenary of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

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