Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact:Media & Communications Recent media releases SubjectAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState LibrarianAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Search Reset All 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. Show more Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media releases from this year Media Releases - 2014 All the media releases from 2014 Media Releases - 2013 All the media releases from 2014 Media Releases - 2012 All the media releases for this year Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.