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Our word of the week is Wahroonga

09/02/2016 - 12:26pm

Our word of the week is Wahroonga.

#LIB1REF - Even Wikipedia needs librarians too!

08/02/2016 - 3:09pm

A guest post by Louise Dolle

Human Libraries and Big Sky Borderlands: Queensland meets New South Wales

08/02/2016 - 2:57pm

A guest post from Dr Matt Finch 
What does it mean to live on the frontier between New South Wales and Queensland? What part do libraries play in the shared identity of border towns?

Celebrate public libraries for Library Lovers' Day

08/02/2016 - 1:28pm

14 February is Library Lovers' Day and we would like to show our love for public libraries.

Launching Learning Blog

08/02/2016 - 10:04am

Welcome to our very first Learning Services blog post! We’re super excited about our new website and all the classroom ready learning resources available here.

Drawings through the microscope in 1665: Robert Hooke's Micrographia

31/01/2016 - 5:04pm

Robert Hooke’s groundbreaking Micrographia is a significant acquisition for the Library’s Rare Books collection. 

Can you locate the State Librarian?

22/12/2015 - 1:30am

Can you locate the State Librarian?
The silly season is in full swing with our librarians painting the Mitchell ‘read’ for this festive photo. In the spirit of Where’s Wally, can you locate our State Librarian Alex Byrne?

Homeward bound: Why Australians have Long Service Leave

22/12/2015 - 1:05am

Did you know that Long Service Leave is a benefit relatively unique to Australia?

A 1951 Prefab map of NSW

21/12/2015 - 11:01am

Image title: A 1951 Prefab map of N.S.W. [cartographic material] / designed by John Oldham. Sydney : Vandyke Brothers, 1951.

Our word of the week is Tuckum

19/12/2015 - 3:00am

Our word of the week is Tuckum

On this day: 16 December 1775, Jane Austen was born

17/12/2015 - 1:00am

On this day, 16 December 1775, Jane Austen, one of the greatest English novelists, was born.

On this day: 16th December 1927, Bradman made his debut

16/12/2015 - 7:02pm

On this day, 16th December 1927, Donald Bradman made his debut in first-class cricket for New South Wales against South Australia. Batting at No. 7, he scored a century.

Kosciuszko fishing map for Douglas Stewart

15/12/2015 - 11:01am

[Kosciuszko fishing map for Douglas Stewart] [cartographic material] by Margaret Coen, ca. 1960.

On this day: 14th December 1840

14/12/2015 - 8:01pm

On this day, 14th December 1840, the first Government Printer was appointed in Australia.

Sydney allotments granted from the Crown

14/12/2015 - 12:14am

Plan of the allotments of ground, granted from the Crown in New South Wales [cartographic material] / J. Burr & G. Ballisat. London, 1814.

Our word of the week is Tellebudgera.

12/12/2015 - 3:00am

Our word of the week is Tellebudgera.