Blogs

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The Rugby League News (1920-1954)

The Library’s set of Rugby League News, 1920-1954, has been digitised and is available on Trove.

Writers' room

On the opening of the Library’s Donald and Myfanwy Horne Room, Julia Horne reflects on the books that once lined her parents’ study and are now a feature of the room.

Ask a Librarian Live on Twitter

Got a question? Head over to Twitter on Thursday 24 May and Ask a Librarian!

Job done!

Our volunteers have finished transcribing the First World War diaries.

Stop and check: is this for real?

Scams Awareness Week runs from 21–25 May 2018

Zora Cross Remembered

Cross, known for the love poems she published at the end of WW1, was born in Brisbane on 18 May 1890.

SPINE 001: Secrets of the library

The first post in her new blog series SPINE; reader-in-residence Caroline Baum reveals the treasures she's finding in the Library.

Eresource update: Historical newspaper archives

The contrasting style and scope of The Telegraph Historical Archive (1855-2000) and the Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004) form a great comparison for researching topics like politics, women’s studies and social history.

Australian Standards Online

24/7 access to SAI Global's database of Australian Standards for NSW residents

Writers and Readers

Read a transcript of the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Address by Ailsa Piper.

Von Richthofen and the Silk Road

Richtofen coined the term “Silk Road” while on one of his expeditions across China 1869-1871

“I was Her Majesty’s Body Double”

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Macquarie Street Building, past and present Library staff share their memories from the day.

Recent acquisitions on printing and papermaking

The Library actively collects material relating to the publishing industry, including the history of printing, paper making, book binding, intaglio, lithography and other production techniques.

Shipping containers and jigsaw puzzles

The State Library worked with fjmt architects on a project to assist NSW councils and libraries in the planning and design of small library buildings.

Has Sydney always been called Sydney? Waranara Yuwing = seek the truth

Learn about Aboriginal Sydney from Indigenous Services Librarian, Melissa Jackson who recently gave a talk at the Sydney Biennale.