What's On: upcoming Where do I start? Discover the State Library Lifelong learning Thursday 1 September 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am Series Workshop For the first-time user, this talk introduces the fantastic services and collections available at the State Library and provides a good idea of where to begin research. Author Talk with Bruce Pascoe Friday 2 September 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm Free Talk Bruce Pascoe comes to the Library to talk about his award-winning book Dark Emu; Black Seeds, Agriculture or Accident? NSW Premier's History Awards 2016 Friday 2 September 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm Special event Join us for a glittering evening as we announce the winners of the 2016 NSW Premiers' History Awards and officially launch the start of History Week 2016. Load more AMAZE Gallery Currently on display AMAZE Gallery Friday 1 January 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017Free Exhibition An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection. 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.