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Recent media releases

100 year‐old images of Sydney to become “modern classics”

Friday 5 October 2018
Extraordinary century‐old images of Sydney in transition will go on public display for the first time.

Take a selfie and help make history

Friday 5 October 2018
Share your selfie on Instagram and become part of the biggest public display in history at the State Library.

New premier Learning Centre

Tuesday 24 September 2018
The State Library launches new learning centre dedicated to inspiring new generations of young people.

2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards winners

Friday 31 August 2018
$75,000 in prize money awarded at the State Library as part of the official launch of NSW History Week.

2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards shortlists

Thursday 9 August 2018
The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP today announced the shortlists for the 2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

$4 million donation for state-of-the-art conservation lab

Wednesday 8 August 2018
The State Library announced a major donation of $4 million by Mr Len Ainsworth AM and Mrs Gretel Ainsworth for a new world-class conservation laboratory.


Winning biography reveals Australia’s enigmatic Federation ‘Father’

Monday 6 August 2018
A fascinating biography of Australia’s second prime minister, Alfred Deakin, has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

National Biography Award shortlist announced

Monday 9 July 2018

Six compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2018.

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