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 Planting Dreams: audio guides Discovery Indigenous Hear Jonathan Jones, Bruce Pascoe and Richard Aitken share their thoughts about some of the items on display in Planting Dreams. Big things grow History Indigenous The Gurindji’s struggle sparked a national network of support organisations and became a symbol of the land rights movement. Michael Riley Art and culture Indigenous People A Common Place displays 15 dramatic portraits of Moree Murries taken by Michael Riley, one of Australia’s leading Indigenous contemporary artists. Family Keeps Us Going History Indigenous People Portraits and Stories of Families of Aboriginal Nations Living in South-West Sydney by Jagath Dheerasekara. Shakespeare 400 Art and culture People About the State Library Commemorating the life and work of William Shakespeare and marking the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. State Library’s digitised collections showcased by Google’s Cultural Institute Discovery History About the State Library In 2015 the Library began sharing some of its digitised collections on Google’s Cultural Institute. This is a free site to discover exhibits and collections from museums, libraries, galleries and archives all around the world. Governor Davey's Proclamation to the Aborigines Art and culture History Indigenous The Proclamation Board (1828-1830) is a four-strip pictogram aimed to communicate that those who committed violent crimes, be they Aboriginal Australian or colonist, would be punished. David Unaipon Indigenous Partnerships A great inventor, an Indigenous rights advocate and Australia's first published Aboriginal writer. The Wallis album Art and culture Indigenous Natural world Partnerships The discovery and acquisition of a fascinating album compiled by Captain James Wallis reveals the artistic collaborations between a commandant and a convict. Eora Indigenous People Delve deep into the stories and lives of Indigenous Sydney before European settlement. Biography and me: Notes on the wonders of self (and some on self) About the State Library Kim Williams AM presented the 2015 National Biography Award Lecture. He discussed a variety of biographies which have mattered to him and also his own critically acclaimed memoir Rules of Engagement. The Tasman Map Art and culture Discovery History About the State Library The story of the Tasman Map is a tale of mystery, discovery and a chance finding on the Nullarbor Plain. Success Story: The Mitchell Campaign About the State Library Partnerships A passionate group of benefactors collaborated to support the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Mitchell wing.