Stories Featured stories Australian Inspiration Art and culture This is the story of Julie Paterson, one of Australia’s best known contemporary textile designers, and her design journey of drawing inspiration from the collection. The TAL & Dai-ichi Life Derby Collection Art and culture Discovery Natural world Six volumes of exquisite Australian natural history drawings dating from the first days of settlement. PopularShow AllPopularShow AllPopular Search Topic AnyAbout the State LibraryArt and cultureBehind the scenesCollection itemCurrent exhibitionDiscoveryHistoryIndigenousNatural worldPartnershipsPeopleAnyAbout the State LibraryArt and cultureBehind the scenesCollection itemCurrent exhibitionDiscoveryHistoryIndigenousNatural worldPartnershipsPeople Topic Format AudioBlogImageIn DepthQuick ReadsVideoAudioBlogImageIn DepthQuick ReadsVideo Story Format Search Reset All Andre Breton early Surrealist publications by Geoff BarkerArt and culture Between 1919 and 1930 Andre Breton published experimental texts that defined the Surrealist movement. The Randolph Hughes Collection by Geoff BarkerArt and culture French literature and Pre-Raphaelite works 1800-1950 Decoration and Glass magazine by Sarah MorleyArt and culture Decoration and Glass, a magazine for home builders, architects and decorators has been digitised in colour as part of the Library’s Digital Excellence Program. Australian Photo Review by Geoff BarkerArt and culture The longevity of the Australian Photo-Review marks it as the most significant in terms of insights into the development of photography in Australia 1894 through to the last issue which appeared in December 1956. It is now available online. Building Magazine now online The newly digitised Building magazine is a trove of information about the construction industry. Crossing the Blue Mountains, Sydney Research Read about the original documents and journals created by the European pioneers who first crossed Sydney's Blue Mountains. The First Sydney Fish Market Collection Behind the grand army of hawkers, and acting as sort of camp followers to them, were a number of ragged sharp-looking boys. Unveiling Captain Cook’s Statue, 1879 Research On 25 February 1879, a statue of Captain Cook was unveiled in Hyde park. This event was witnessed by around 40,000 making it one of the biggest events of the year. Last of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition Rescued 10 January 1917 Research It is often assumed that there was no loss of life on Shackleton’s 1914-1917 expedition to cross Antarctica but this was not the case. Sydney Camera Circle, founded 28 November, 1916. John Tebbutt Australian Astronomer Research While the name John Tebbutt is unfamiliar to many of us we may have inadvertently had the good fortune to have stowed him away in our wallets. The Taronga Zoo Turns One Hundred, 1816-1916 Bringing a rare herbal back to life Collection Exhibition Preservation Read about the conservation treatment this rare book received in preparation for our Planting Dreams exhibition. Bushrangers of New South Wales History People Partnerships The stories and songs of the bushrangers shine a light on Australia’s early attitude to crime, family, race and justice.