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Corsali’s ‘Southern Cross’ finds permanent home at NSW State Library

Thursday, 6 December 2018
The earliest printed illustration and description of the Southern Cross by 16th century Italian adventurer Andrea Corsali will go on public display for the first time at the State Library of NSW.

See what your suburb looked like 100 years ago!

Monday, 26 November 2018
Over 40,000 historic property plans of 250 Sydney suburbs have been digitised and made available for the first time on the State Library of NSW’s website.

Miles Franklin’s long‐lost diary

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The missing diary of Australian literary great Miles Franklin, discovered in a battered old family suitcase, will be donated to the State Library.

Australia’s first literary work & first female writer recognised

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Celebrated poet Dorothea Mackellar will become the first Australian woman writer to be honoured by UNESCO.

100 years of Red Cross donated

Australian Red Cross has donated its NSW archive to the State Library.

Shakespeare First Folio heading to Kiama

Local Shakespeare fans can get up close and personal with Australia’s only original copy of the first publication of the Bard’s plays.

Max Dupain’s entire photographic collection now in the Library

The State Library of NSW is now the proud custodian of Max Dupain’s entire body of work, having just acquired the famous Australian photographer’s extraordinary personal collection.

New State Library purchase reveals true author of Romeo and Juliet!

The State Library has just acquired an incredibly rare document.

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