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Recent media releases

The Library launches a major rare maps exhibition

Friday 12 November 2021
The Tasman Map, one of the State Library’s most irreplaceable objects, underwent a 380-hour operation to look as good as it did over 300 years ago for its first public outing in 10 years.

2022 State Library fellowships announced

Friday 15 October 2021

Eight prestigious research fellowships, totalling $216,000, have just been awarded.

Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 3 September 2021

The 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced online tonight by the State Library.

“Vivid and complex” portrait wins nation’s richest prize for life writing

Thursday 26 August 2021

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse by Cassandra Pybus has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

Shortlists announced

Wednesday 11 August 2021
The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP announced the shortlists for the 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards. 

“Sydney’s most important story” revealed

Monday 9 August 2021
To mark World Indigenous Peoples Day today “Sydney’s most important story” will be released to the world.

Shortlist announced for Australia’s richest biography prize

Thursday 5 August 2021
Compelling biographies of trailblazers and survivors have been shortlisted alongside raw-edged memoirs by debut authors for the 2021 National Biography Award.

Winners of Australia’s only humour writing prize announced

Thursday 17 June 2021
Black is the New White has won the $10,000 biennial Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Past media releases