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 Under the sun by Claire MonnerayeArt and culture Discovery Current exhibition Max Dupain’s Sunbaker has inspired an exhibition of contemporary and thought-provoking artworks. Boy oh boy! by Cathy PerkinsArt and culture Behind the scenes Current exhibition In 25 years at the State Library, our Curator of Photographs has seen four people cry. The modern garden by Howard TannerCurrent exhibition Outstanding gardens are revealed by leading photographers in a new exhibition.