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Recent media releases

State Library’s collection comes out of lockdown!

Friday 27 November 2020
While many things came to a halt due to lockdowns this year, the State Library has been busier than ever adding to its collection of more than six million items.

New podcast unearths 101-year-old pandemic stories

Monday 7 September 2020
The State Library’s new podcast The Gatherings Order.

Mr Archimedes and friends move into NSW State Library

Monday 24 August 2020
State Library acquires Pamela Allen’s extraordinary archive.

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.

Past media releases