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Last of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition Rescued 10 January 1917

It is often assumed that there was no loss of life on Shackleton’s 1914-1917  expedition to cross Antarctica but this was not the case. 

Your favourite #LiteraryMocktails

Vote for your favourite #LiteraryMocktails 

John Tebbutt Australian Astronomer

While the name John Tebbutt is unfamiliar to many of us we may have inadvertently had the good fortune to have stowed him away in our wallets. 

Award winners summer reads

The winners of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and NSW Premier’s History Awards tell us what they’ll be reading over the holidays.

Indigenous Services - highlights of 2016

The Indigenous Services team share their highlights for 2016. 

Morrison's daily devotional

Who would have thought that a tiny book - no bigger than a 50 cent piece – could tell us so much about its owner?

Festival round up

From local writers festivals to global festival brands, libraries are increasingly hosting a range of events bringing local and international writers and thinkers to their communities.

12 great summer reads!

Get our guide to great reading this summer.

Transcribe Banks' journals

The race is on at the State Library to transcribe over 8,000 digitised pages from our historic Joseph Banks archive.

Language Teachers prepare for Sydney Festival at the Library

Language teachers, Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Joel Davis, visited the Library this week in preparation for their language classes that will be taught as part of the 2017 Sydney Festival.

Martin Sharp - poster artwork, 1968

The Library recently acquired Martin Sharp’s original collage and mixed media artwork, designed as a poster for the British band, Cream, in 1968.

Christmas survival guide

We’ve pulled together some ideas to get you through the silly season.