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UNESCO recognises colossal images

Tuesday 31 October 2017
The world’s largest glass plate negatives of Sydney Harbour just been added to International Memory of the World Register.

Artist Wendy Sharpe to record landmark transformation

Saturday, 30 September 2017
The award-winning Australian artist is set to record the first major building work in the historic Mitchell Building in over 50 years.

Indigenous place names now on Google Street View

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Innovative online tool visually matches Indigenous place names and meanings for over 1000 locations across the state.

First storybook in Indigenous languages

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The State Library has kicked-off its NAIDOC Week celebrations by launching a new free online storybook written and spoken in five Aboriginal languages from across NSW.

What lies beneath the State Library?

Thursday 27 April 2017
New virtual window reveals what’s hidden in the stacks!

Major announcement

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
NSW State Library secures $15 million in private donations for new world-class galleries.

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.


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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