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Discover the stories behind iconic images from Sydney’s past.
This exhibition pays tribute to the people and events that paved the way for pride as we know it today. See it onsite and online.
Some 30 years into her relationship with the Library, professional historian Dr Naomi Parry is still finding unexpected surprises in the collection.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking for specific in-depth resources during your HSC year, find everything you need here.
Discover how an artist followed in the inspiring footsteps of a botanist rescued from a tragic expedition in 1848.
A little notebook rescued from the Mittagong tip paints a picture of Sydney suburban life in the early 1900s.
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.
In exciting news for history lovers and family historians the State Library of NSW has launched the Australian Joint Copying Project Research Guide.
Reflections: Nicole Abadee in conversation with Robert Drewe
Join books writer and podcaster Nicole Abadee for a three-part literary series featuring some of Australia’s most acclaimed writers.
Ian MacFarlane explores the lives of ten remarkable Australians who each made their mark on the world stage through their personal achievements.
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