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Eora

Delve deep into the stories and lives of Indigenous Sydney before European settlement.

Voyages of Discovery

Europeans had been searching for rich new lands in the Southern Hemisphere long before Captain James Cook arrived on the east coast of Australia in 1770.
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Boy oh boy!

In 25 years at the State Library, our Curator of Photographs has seen four people cry.

Colour In Darkness

Hand-coloured scenes from the First World War are displayed together for the first time in almost 100 years.

The Holtermann Collection

In 1951, a hoard of 3,500 glass plate negatives from the nineteenth century was discovered in a garden shed in Chatswood.