- 7 August 2015 – 20 September 2015
Venue: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
In 1872, the newly rich Bernhardt Otto Holtermann used some of his wealth to employ Henry Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss, of the American and Australasian (A&A) Photographic Company, to photograph gold producing areas and cities in NSW and Victoria for exhibition overseas. These images provide the most comprehensive and detailed record of nineteenth century goldfields life and, with the commissioned photographs, now form the Library’s Holtermann archive of 3500 wet plate negatives.
- 31 July 2015 – 15 November 2015
Venue: National Archives of Australia
From 1918 the State Library of NSW began collecting the WWI stories of soldiers, doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers and journalists so that future generations would know about their experiences. Life Interrupted remembers those who served — in their own words.
- 18 April 2015 – 15 June 2017
In May 1918 the Mitchell Library Trustees embarked upon an ambitious project: to photograph NSW soldiers heading overseas to serve in World War I.
- 25 July 2014 – 18 December 2015
Photographs present us with reality, or do they? Our initial reaction to photographic images often leans towards belief or trust that the picture tells a true, unbiased story.
- 1 June 2013 – 30 June 2016