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One person’s honest experience

A librarian's story of self-acceptance and coming out. Joyce Geake's manuacript has been digitised and can be read online here.

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.