Stories Search stories Search stories BROWSE BY SUBJECTAboriginal Australians Art and Design Behind the Scenes Biography Exhibition Exploration History Literature Mapping Natural World Openbook Photography World War I Latest stories History Openbook Fit for a queenby Phillipa McGuinnessA luncheon inspired by the Queen’s 1954 visit. Art and Design Behind the Scenes Literature Openbook A capital ideaby Maggie PattonDecorated initials — artworks in themselves — have a long history. Literature Openbook Michelle Cahillby Neha KaleA novelist brings a marginalised character back to the centre. Literature Openbook One library that began a story.by Shankari ChandranThe library that made me. Show more of the latest stories Featured Aboriginal Natural World DyarubbinDyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River, begins at the confluence of the Grose and Nepean rivers and ends at Broken Bay. This long, winding and ancient river has been home to the Darug people for millennia and is a vital and sustaining resource. Aboriginal History Natural World The real secret river: exploring Dyarubbinby Grace KarskensA list of Aboriginal placenames was a trigger for seeking the ‘real secret river’. Aboriginal Sydney EldersIn Aboriginal communities, our elders are our libraries; they hold our knowledge and connect us to our past while strengthening our future Exhibition History Coming Out in the 70sGay and lesbian life went public in the 70s. Speaking up and standing out, gay men and women took to the streets proudly demanding to be seen, heard and accepted. These chapters draw from stories and records in the Library’s collection to explore how the gay and lesbian rights movement emerged in NSW in the 1970s.