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Planting Dreams: Exploring the Collection

Wednesday 14 December 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Delve into the history of botanical illustration and NSW flora through the Mitchell Library special collections.

Bayala Let’s Speak Sydney Language: 3 day course

Sydney Festival
Monday 9 January 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Be part of the reawakening of the Aboriginal language of Sydney. Language classes developed to provide a foundational understanding of local language.

1440 seminar: Weather photography

Thursday 12 January 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Sydney Morning Herald photographers Nick Moir and Wolter Peeters are renowned for capturing spectacular weather, from bushfires to storms. They will be sharing insights into photographing natural phenomena.

AMAZE Gallery Currently on display

AMAZE Gallery

Friday 1 January 2016 to Monday 17 April 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.