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Botanical: 200 years of shaping Australian Gardens

Saturday 29 October 2016 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Join us for this unique, day long program of talks, tours and panel discussions and take the opportunity to visit our current exhibitions, Botanicals at Museum of Sydney, and Planting Dreams at the State Library.

Botanical: Artists and Collectors

Saturday 29 October 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Session 1 of Botanical: 200 years of Shaping Australian Gardens; Join Megan Martin and Colleen Morris for a lively conversation full of insight into contemporary and historical relationships between botanical art and knowledge. 

Botanical: New Perspectives on Garden History

Saturday 29 October 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Seession 2 of Botanical: 200 years of Shaping Australian Gardens;  Step behind the scenes to share the curator’s challenges and rewards as we dissect the exhibition ‘Planting Dreams: shaping Australian gardens’. 

AMAZE Gallery Currently on display

AMAZE Gallery

Friday 1 January 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017

An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

Governor Davey's Proclamation to the Aborigines

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.