First biography of one of Australia’s finest poets, wins nation’s richest biography prize

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Ann-Marie Priest’s “perceptive” and “creative” biography of the elusive Gwen Harwood, one of Australia’s finest poets, is the winner of this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

Shortlists announced for 2023 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 4 August 2023

Eleven judges considered 186 entries across the six prize categories.

Historical town plans from across regional NSW now available online

Thursday 20 July 2023

Over 4,600 historic plans of 460 regional towns in NSW — from Bourke to Bega — have just been digitised!

National Biography Award 2023 shortlist announced

Thursday 13 July 2023

The diaries of Helen Garner, Chloe Hooper’s memoir, a portrait of a poet and remarkable true stories by three debut writers have been shortlisted for the 2023 National Biography Award.

Library launches new free after-school club for curious kids

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Curious kids will discover new worlds to explore in the State Library's new creative community, called Atlas.