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What's New for Term 3?

What's new for students and teachers!

Behind the Story with Danielle Clode

Find out what surprised author Danielle Clode the most while writing her 2019 National Biography Award shortlisted book The Wasp and the Orchid.

E.M. Curr's Australian Comparative Vocabulary

Curr's Australian Comparative Vocabulary, completed in 1881, is the Library's longest known manuscript in our collection.

Betty Broadbent, the 'Tattooed Venus'

visited Sydney as a part of an American circus troupe in 1937

Portraits of language custodians and Elders

These portraits show the strength, determination and dedication of language custodians who keep ancient culture thriving. 

Dawes notebook and Patyegarang

The earliest attempt to transcribe and understand the Sydney coastal language. 

150 year-old Hale notebook returns to Australia 

Hale visited Australia from 1839 to 1840 and chronicled the work of missionary Reverend Lancelot E Threlkeld who worked with Beerabahn (Biraban) to translate the Bible into the local Awabakal language.

Away in Botany Bay

It was a real thrill to explore the natural environment around Botany Bay and La Perouse, less than an hour away from the Library.

Memorable sunsets at Lightning Ridge

Rocky white alien landscapes, mysterious stone circles, the blood red sun and whisps of pink and orange clouds.

Financial Abuse Legal Service

Redfern Legal Centre's Financial Abuse Legal Service assists people in intimate partner relationships who have experienced financial abuse.

The Anaiwan Language Revival Program

The work of the Anaiwan Language Revival Program, based out of the University of New England, is extraordinary.

A road trip to remember

What our Indigenous Engagement team, Library photographer Joy and Avryl from Exhibitions learned from their road trip was too important not to share.

A night at Nambucca Heads

There are moments that make you realise how much you love your job, and for me this happened during our night by the Gaagal (sea) and under the Giidany (moon) on spectacular Gumbaynggirr Country.

Behind the Story with Sofija Stefanovic

Find out what surprised author Sofija Stefanovic the most while writing her 2019 National Biography Award shortlisted book Miss Ex-Yugoslavia

Mukurtu Artist Announcement

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Gamilaraay and Mandandanji artist and animator Jake Duczynski on a unique digital artwork for our upcoming Mukurtu website.