Stories Search stories Search stories BROWSE BY SUBJECTAboriginal Australians Art and Design Behind the Scenes Biography Exhibition Exploration History Literature Mapping Natural World Openbook Photography World War I Latest stories Biography History Literature Openbook The writer & the archivistby Suzanne Falkiner and Meredith LawnRose de Freycinet, a nineteenth-century French woman, stowaway and diarist, unites a writer and an archivist 200 years later. Exhibition History Literature Openbook All well & goodby Elise EdmondsTwenty-first-century notions of wellness have a long lineage. Literature Openbook The library that made meby John VallanceBefore I get to the good bits, I need to tell you that I was very nearly un-made by libraries. Art and Design Literature Openbook The printer’s markby Maggie PattonThat curious penguin on the spine of your favourite paperback isn’t there just for decoration. Show more of the latest stories Featured Aboriginal Natural World DyarubbinDyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River, begins at the confluence of the Grose and Nepean rivers and ends at Broken Bay. This long, winding and ancient river has been home to the Darug people for millennia and is a vital and sustaining resource. Aboriginal History Natural World The real secret river: exploring Dyarubbinby Grace KarskensA list of Aboriginal placenames was a trigger for seeking the ‘real secret river’. Aboriginal Sydney EldersIn Aboriginal communities, our elders are our libraries; they hold our knowledge and connect us to our past while strengthening our future Exhibition History Coming Out in the 70sGay and lesbian life went public in the 70s. Speaking up and standing out, gay men and women took to the streets proudly demanding to be seen, heard and accepted. These chapters draw from stories and records in the Library’s collection to explore how the gay and lesbian rights movement emerged in NSW in the 1970s.