National Biography Award Lecture: 'Unauthorised' with Tom DC Roberts

In this year’s lecture, Tom DC Roberts explores how his ‘unauthorised’ biography of Sir Keith compares to previous ‘approved’ biographies, and how other subjects who have also had multiple biographers have had very different ‘lives’ created as a result. 


Author Talk: Joy McCann - Wild Sea

 In Wild Sea, Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean, drawing from sea captains’ journals, scientific reports, ancient beliefs and her own voyage of discovery.

Ask a Librarian Live on Twitter

It is Library & Information Week and to celebrate we're taking Ask a Librarian to Twitter. On Thursday 24 May tweet our librarians @statelibrarynsw to have your questions answered.

Librarian helping a young man in the Mitchell Library Reading room

Eresource update: Historical newspaper archives - TILE

The contrasting style and scope of The Telegraph Historical Archive (1855-2000) and the Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004) form a great comparison for researching topics like politics, women’s studies and social history.

Talking Deadly: My Grandmother's Lingo

Join Jake Duczynski for Talking Deadly as he discusses the making of My Grandmother’s Lingo, a Walkley Award-winning animation revitalising Marra language.

Jackie Film Screening

Natalie Portman portrays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the 2016 film Jackie. She fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.