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‘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.

100 years of Red Cross donated

Australian Red Cross is donating 100 years of its NSW archive to the State Library of NSW.

Shakespeare First Folio heading to Kiama

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

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!

The State Library has just acquired an incredibly rare document.

Letter fragment recording Lasseter's fateful last words donated to NSW State Library

“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.

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