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Collection buzz

Ethel Turner gets personal

A new acquisition reveals the personal and professional lives of one of Australia’s best-known authors.

I feel like a Tooheys ... or two

Dr Lisa Murray explores the Library's Tooheys Limited collection, some 300 volumes of business records covering the period 1881–1979.

Surf shooters catching a wave

A recently acquired vintage photograph by an influential early-twentieth-century photographer shows one of the first depictions of bodysurfing.

A capital idea

Decorated initials — artworks in themselves — have a long history.

The recalcitrant priest

The little-explored Therry papers, one of the Library’s largest nineteenth-century manuscript collections, are a window into the early penal colony of NSW.