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Sydney Festival 2018: Coastal Sydney

Saturday 6 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Michael Ingrey a founding member of the Library’s Indigenous Advisory group will join librarian and curator Ronald Briggs to discuss and display archival material documenting the long and unbroken presence of Aboriginal people living in coastal Sydney.

Sydney Festival 2018: A History of Bennelong Point

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Using personal papers, photographs and architectural plans Melissa Jackson will explore the history of this famous landmark of Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Festival 2018: Sydney Elders

Saturday 20 January 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

Sydney Elders reflects the diversity of the local Sydney Aboriginal community by placing elders’ stories at the centre of knowledge. Through active consultation, elders have responded to items in the Library’s collection. Ronald and Jonathon will discuss different collection items and the complexities around how Aboriginal knowledge and stories are held, told and supported through institutions like the Library.

Out of the Vaults: Around the Globe

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

The depiction of the earth as a three-dimensional globe provides a realistic and tactile view of the physical layout of the world. The oldest known surviving globe dates back to 150 AD but production increased rapidly between around 1500 and 1900, these globes were not used as navigational tools but as a representation of contemporary knowledge.