Amaze Gallery

Exhibition Date

Saturday 6 October 2018 to Friday 30 April 2021



Opening Hours

  1. Monday
    1. 9 am to 8 pm
  2. Tuesday
    1. 9 am to 8 pm
  3. Wednesday
    1. 9 am to 8 pm
  4. Thursday
    1. 9 am to 8 pm
  5. Friday
    1. 9 am to 5 pm
  6. Saturday
    1. 10 am to 5 pm
  7. Sunday
    1. 10 am to 5 pm


Seldom-seen items from the Library's collections.

The Amaze Gallery features an ever-changing display of remarkable items from the Library’s collection.

From 6 October, see Miles Franklin’s final diary, discovered in an old family suitcase before it was donated to the Library in 2018; and a four-metre wide hand-drawn, coloured plan of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with a selection of alternative proposals for the Bridge.

We’re also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Norman Lindsay’s children’s book The Magic Pudding (which has never been out of print).

See Lindsay’s original drawings for a Magic Pudding puppet show, a copy of a first edition published in 1918, and a letter from Lindsay to his friend, literary critic Bertram Stevens, which reveals that the inspiration for the book came from a bet between these two men.

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