As luck would have it

Ailsa Piper examined what it means to be 'lucky' in her 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Address. Read the transcript here.

 Ailsa Piper, delivering the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Address.

Mitchell opening- landing page tile

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Macquarie Street Building, past and present Library staff share their memories from the day.

May 1988, The Queen

Sydney Writers' Festival: Staging Our Stories

Louis Nowra and Stephen Sewell – two of Australia’s most accomplished, provocative and controversial playwrights – share their stories of surviving 40 years of Australian theatre making. 

How we remember

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One hundred years after troops landed at Gallipoli, the Library commissioned five professional photographers to document what the people of New South Wales did on 25 April 2015.

Shooting the war_landing page

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A powerful example of wartime propaganda, Kokoda Front Line! (1942) became the first Australian film nominated for an Academy Award and Australia’s first ever Oscar. 

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