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Recent media releases

“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.

NSW State Library offering paid research opportunities

Monday 17 May 2021
Apply for a range of prestigious research fellowships totalling $216,000.

World Press Photo Contest winners on show

Friday 14 May 2021
150 powerful and evocative images on display as part of the World Press Photo Exhibition.  

New exhibition reveals little-known stories

Monday 29 March 2021
Little-known stories of Dyarubbin — the Hawkesbury River — are revealed by Darug women storytellers in an evocative new exhibition.

‘Sheilas’, ‘fake truths’ and a 700th celebration

Friday 19 March 2021
Amazing newly acquired items go on public display for the first time.

New $30,000 Fellowship for Aboriginal creatives in NSW

Friday 29 January 2021
The Library is inviting Aboriginal artists, knowledge holders or creative practitioners to apply now for its new Fellowship.

New exhibition showcases defining images of 2020

Wednesday 6 January 2021
From catastrophic weather events to a global pandemic and Black Lives Matters protests – images captured by Sydney Morning Herald photographers will go on public display at the Library from Saturday 16 January.

Did you come out in the 1970s?

Wednesday 25 November 2020
Coming Out in the 70s tells the stories of the lesbians and gay men who, through individual acts of defiance and mass political campaigning, proudly demanded to be seen, heard and accepted. 

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