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Recent media releases

Thursday 7 September 2023

$85,000 in prize money was awarded as part of NSW History Week.

50th anniversary of Australian Gay Pride Week

Tuesday 6 September 2023
Add your story to the historic record.

Openbook spring out now!

Published 1 September 2023
The State Library of NSW’s lavish, quarterly magazine is blooming.

Call for nominations

Wednesday 23 August 2023
Entries open for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2024.

The first biography of Gwen Harwood wins nation’s richest biography prize

Wednesday 9 August 2023
State Library announces 2023 National Biography Award winner.

Australia – here’s your last chance to catch World Press Photo!

Tuesday 8 August 2023
Sydneysiders will once again be treated to the global phenomenon.


Shortlists announced for 2023 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 4 August
Eleven judges considered 186 entries across the six prize categories.

See what your regional town looked like 100 years ago!

Thursday 20 July 2023
Over 4,600 historic plans of 460 regional towns in NSW — from Bourke to Bega — have just been digitised and made available for the first time!