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Collection buzz

Take 5 stargazers

Shining a light on five celestial favourites from the collection.

Stars in the stacks

A rare books specialist finds that the Library holds surprises beyond the natural history books and Australiana for which its collection is renowned.

Ethel Turner gets personal

A new acquisition reveals the personal and professional lives of one of Australia’s best-known authors.

The Flying Pieman of Sydney, en pointe

Anna Corkhill writes about rediscovering costume drawings for a ballet that never was.

A capital idea

Decorated initials — artworks in themselves — have a long history.