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First Mother’s Day in Australia

6 May 2016

Discover one of the earliest mentions of Mother’s Day in Australia.

LIAC and Drug Info Forum for public library staff

5 May 2016

Every year, LIAC and Drug Info hold a Forum to discuss the Find Legal Answers and Drug Info services. The Forum provides an opportunity  for public library staff to share ideas and experiences, to evaluate current strategies, and plan for the year ahead.

Celebrating Shakespeare 400

5 May 2016

The Library  joined the international celebrations to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death on the 23 April. 

Remembering ANZAC

25 Apr 2016

This fragile printed souvenir was published in London to mark the one year commemoration of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. Australians and New Zealanders were raucously welcomed by Londoners and were feted as brave and handsome heroes.

All the State's a stage…

22 Apr 2016

NSW Government Gazette shines the limelight on our historic love of theatre.

400 years after Cervantes

21 Apr 2016

The History and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616), was first published in 1605.

Australian National Early Literacy Summit

14 Apr 2016

The Australian Library and Information Association, together with the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance, National and State Libraries Australasia, Early Childhood Australia and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, hosted

Weemala project

11 Apr 2016

The State Library of NSW has launched an exciting new interactive experiment that uses 100 year-old survey data to map the location and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country.

First Shakespeare performance in Australia

8 Apr 2016

On this day, 8 April 1800, was the first recorded public performance of a Shakespearean play in Australia. 

Engaging and sharing – City of Sydney

7 Apr 2016

The Indigenous Services Branch recently met with City of Sydney Archives and the City of Sydney Aboriginal Community Development Branch to share information on our services for Indigenous peoples and communities. 

Readit Air

6 Apr 2016

 
Readit Air is a device that scans, magnifies and reads text in multiple languages. Readit Air is great resource for people with  print or learning disabilities, or vision impairment.

Our word of the week is Wercan

4 Apr 2016

Each week, the Indigenous Services Branch of the State Library of NSW will be posting an Indigenous ‘word of the week’ from collection material available on the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Website. 

Memorable hoaxes from Australian history

1 Apr 2016

For a bit of fun this April Fools’ Day, we thought we’d look back on three of the more memorable hoaxes from Australian history.
Here they are…

Multicultural March at the Library

31 Mar 2016

Join us for free talks, tours and events celebrating the diversity of our people and cultures.  
Here's What's On in March at the State Library.
 

Our word of the week is Inga

29 Mar 2016

Each week, the Indigenous Services Branch of the State Library of NSW will be posting an Indigenous ‘word of the week’ from collection material available on the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Website.