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A little notebook rescued from the Mittagong tip paints a picture of Sydney suburban life in the early 1900s.
Discover how an artist followed in the inspiring footsteps of a botanist rescued from a tragic expedition in 1848.
Learn more about the Library’s new quarterly magazine about books, libraries, art & ideas.
Whether your kids are looking for whacky tales or daring escapes, here are some awesome stories to enjoy during the long lazy days of summer.
A title page has always told readers what the book is about, but sometimes with an artistic flourish.
Photographers have been busy documenting these unprecedented times — here’s a sample of what they’ve captured.
Explore a whimsical vision of Sydney with this newly acquired rare map.
A lost Sydney theatre and a forgotten American film director come together in a piece of Library ephemera.
The first printed European southern star chart joins the Library’s cartography collection.
Louise Anemaat – Executive Director, Library & Information Services and Dixson Librarian – talks about some of the extraordinary unseen art of the First Fleet.
Philosopher Danielle Celemajer comes to the Library to talk about her new book Summertime: Reflections on a vanishing Future.
Family history can reveal surprising and sometimes moving lost stories that enhance an individual’s understanding of who they are.
Join Bethany Macdonald, author, illustrator and artist, for a hands-on workshop exploring the art of illustrating picture books.
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