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Recent media releases

2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards shortlists

Thursday 9 August 2018
The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP today announced the shortlists for the 2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

$4 million donation for state-of-the-art conservation lab

Wednesday 8 August 2018
The State Library announced a major donation of $4 million by Mr Len Ainsworth AM and Mrs Gretel Ainsworth for a new world-class conservation laboratory.


Winning biography reveals Australia’s enigmatic Federation ‘Father’

Monday 6 August 2018
A fascinating biography of Australia’s second prime minister, Alfred Deakin, has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

National Biography Award shortlist announced

Monday 9 July 2018

Six compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2018.

FarOut in Wagga Wagga

Thursday 21 June 2018
Rare pieces of Australian history visiting Wagga Wagga for first time.

Nominations open Library Honours

20 June 2018
Nominations open for 2018 NSW Library Council Honours.

$40,000 to recognise female scriptwriters

Wednesday 6 June 2018
Nominations are open for the 2018 Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers.

Best in business literature

Friday 1 June 2018
Story of social entrepreneurship takes out prestigious $30,000 Ashurst Prize.

Past media releases

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