Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact: Media & Communications Recent media releases Subject Subject Show All Awards Fellowships Exhibitions Library Council Ministerial media releases Acquisitions and rare documents Recent media stories Services State Librarian Show AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Search Reset All Australia’s first literary work & first female writer recognised Acquisitions and rare documents Wednesday, 8 February 2017 Celebrated poet Dorothea Mackellar will become the first Australian woman writer to be honoured by UNESCO. 100 years of Red Cross donated Acquisitions and rare documents Australian Red Cross is donating 100 years of its NSW archive to the State Library of NSW. Shakespeare First Folio heading to Kiama Acquisitions and rare documents Local Shakespeare fans can get up close and personal with Australia’s only original copy of the first publication of the Bard’s plays. Max Dupain’s entire photographic collection now in the Library Acquisitions and rare documents The State Library of NSW is now the proud custodian of Max Dupain’s entire body of work, having just acquired the famous Australian photographer’s extraordinary personal collection. New State Library purchase reveals true author of Romeo and Juliet! Acquisitions and rare documents The State Library has just acquired an incredibly rare document. Letter fragment recording Lasseter's fateful last words donated to NSW State Library Acquisitions and rare documents “I’m done for”! A letter fragment containing these fatal last words of inland explorer Harold Lasseter, discovered attached to his dead body in 1931, will go on public display for the first time. Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media Releases - 2014 Media Releases - 2013 Media Releases - 2012 Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.