Curator's Choice: Subversive Literature in the Library

Dates

Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Price

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • State Library Friends Member: FREE

Price includes fees.

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Sydney
NSW
2000

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Subversive Literature in the Library

With Anna Corkhill


The Library holds a large array of publications at one time deemed unfit for public consumption — seditious, obscene, defamatory, libellous and otherwise ‘subversive’ books and journals. Join curator Anna Corkhill as she reveals how these publications came into the Library’s collections and what they tell us about society’s changing attitudes towards dissenting ideas.

 

Image: Revolt, John Arthur Andrews, 1894

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