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Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Anthony Trollope’s Australian Adventures

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Prolific novelist and inveterate traveller Anthony Trollope explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s: the first celebrity to tour Australasia. His memoir inspired by those adventures was subsequently described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’. 

Walkley Documentary Award Longlist Screenings

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 12pm to 8pm

Five of the six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2017 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be screened at the State Library of NSW in Sydney, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year.

Stories in Surprising Places

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 10:30am to Wednesday 20 December 2017 - 11:30am

Explore our amazing building, discover wonderful books, make craft and enjoy the magic of shared stories.

Author talk: The Twentieth Man

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Twentieth Man. Jones’ debut novel is an exciting thriller that focuses on terrorism, politics and betrayal, taking the reader from the savage mountains of Yugoslavia to Canberra’s brutal yet covert power struggles. Join Tony and David as they talk about the book and writing fiction.

Silver Screen tribute to Laurel and Hardy: Way Out West

Sunday 15 October 2017 - 2pm to 3:15pm

'Way Out West' sees Stan and Ollie visiting the town of Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed of a gold mine, only to be deceived by a villainous saloon-keeper.

Bitesize Curator Talk: 3D Photography in Australia, 1855-1880

Thursday 12 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join curator Geoff Barker in a talk about the early years of stereoscopic photography in Australia.

Silver Screen tribute to Laurel and Hardy: Sons of the Desert

Sunday 8 October 2017 - 2pm to 3:15pm

A pair of Fez-wearing 'Sons of the Desert' sneak off to a convention in Chicago.

Out of the Vaults: Pop!

Friday 6 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 7pm

The State Library works hard to collect items which focus on all aspects of today’s lifestyle, reflecting fads and fashions, amusements and our use of leisure. Join Curator Margot Riley for this special viewing of highlights from the Library’s rarely seen ephemera collection.