Stories Featured stories Eora Indigenous People Delve deep into the stories and lives of Indigenous Sydney before European settlement. Voyages of Discovery Discovery Partnerships 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. Popular Show All Popular Show AllPopular Search Topic Topic Any Art and culture Discovery History Indigenous Natural world People About the State Library Behind the scenes Partnerships Current exhibition Collection item AnyArt and cultureDiscoveryHistoryIndigenousNatural worldPeopleAbout the State LibraryBehind the scenesPartnershipsCurrent exhibitionCollection item Format Story Format Audio Blog Image In Depth Quick Reads Video AudioBlogImageIn DepthQuick ReadsVideo Search Reset All 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. 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.