Australasia Preserves at the Library

A brief review of the Australasia Preserves event at the Library on 26 July 2018.

SPINE 003: The sound of silence

A contemplation on joys of a quiet place by our Reader in Residence, Caroline Baum.

Growing Community Gardens

The Library recently acquired a collection of 60 digital photographs documenting the growing trend of community-run gardens across Sydney.

Celebrating young writers

HSC English Extension 2 students excel

Overdose awareness

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. 

Espresso Rialto Coffee Lounge, 1956

The story of Australia’s first espresso machines and the burgeoning Kings Cross coffee and bar scene of the 1950s.

Mixing alcohol with other drugs

What are the risks of mixing alcohol with other drugs?

F. S. Burnell war reporter and raconteur

one of Burnell's biggest assignments was with the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in 1914

Your consumer rights

Find information about your consumer rights

Beyond Ancestry and FindMyPast - Family History Month

The State Library of NSW has a range of online resources that allow you to continue your journey of discovery from home.

Staying in the (hearing) loop

Did you know that the State Library of NSW has hearing loops in three public program and event spaces? 

Across the curator's desk: Alexander Moon P.O.W. papers

Arthur Alexander Moon papers, including field message book and records relating to Tha Makhan (Tamakan) P.O.W. camp and hospital, 1942-1972, MLMSS 4234 

Mary Poppins: from page to screen

The 1934 publication of Mary Poppins launched the career of her Australian born creator, P. L. Travers.

European mapping and documentation of Indigenous languages

We delve into the collection to find some of the earliest European attempts to show the distribution of Aboriginal languages spoken across Australia.