Blogs

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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.

Eresources update: East India Company

The East India Company database is a unique collection of digitised India Office Records held by the British Library.

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.

A golden age of photojournalism

The Library hosts a new free photographic display about the life and times of American visionary John F. Kennedy. 

 

A personal reflection on Anzac Day

Indigenous Services Librarian, Melissa Jackson, shares her personal reflections on the importance of Anzac Day and the role of Aboriginal Servicewomen.

Charles Darwin and P. G. King

"Come King" he would say "you have been round Cape Horn and I have not yet done so, but do not come your traveller's yarns on me."

The Sinking of the Titanic 1912

The sinking of the Titanic remains one of the most famous disasters in history and the Library holds some interesting items relating to the event.

Legal issues for young people

What do you need to do if you crash your car? What legal rights do young people have? What happens if you don’t pay a fine? Do you have to show ID to police? 

Eresource update: Archives of Sexuality & Gender

The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

Behind the scenes with artist Wendy Sharpe

Our artist in residence share what she is seeing and drawing 'backstage' at the Library.

Alexander Burnett Hector and his colour music invention

Alexander Burnett Hector was convinced there were underlying scientific principles of harmony and vibration between colour and music, based on those found in nature.

Across the curator’s desk: A map of the town of Sydney

How the town of Sydney was laid out in 1831.

Talking Deadly: From Cuba to Closing the Gap

Professor Jack Beetson kicked off this year's Talking Deadly speaker series with a great talk on the Literacy for Life Foundation's innovative adult literacy campaign.