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 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. 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. 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.