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Reading the Rooms

Compiling a book about the Library’s painting collection prompts its editors to take stock.

Rara Avis the impossible black swan

A new addition to the Library’s world-class collection of Australian ornithological drawings.

A wicker basket of photos

A librarian discovers an extraordinary photo in an old wicker basket.

A model archive

A daughter decides to give the scrapbooks and journals of her beloved mother — an Australian fashion icon — to the Library.

You say you want a referendum

Andrew Trigg explores the Library's referenda-related ephemera.