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Find out what surprised author Sofija Stefanovic the most while writing her 2019 National Biography Award shortlisted book Miss Ex-Yugoslavia.
Public libraries across NSW are set to benefit from a record boost in funding, with the NSW Government delivering $36.5 million in 2019/20.
The Library holds a range of material relating to the Apollo 11 mission, reflecting Australia's excitement and fascination in the space race as it happened.
At 9.45 metres long, this gargantuan accordion-fold document is the longest known manuscript in the Library.
Photographs from the Deadly Awards by Jamie James.
Scrapbooks compiled by the father of Australian jazz, Graeme Bell (1914 – 2012).
The Library has recently aquired a collection of six watercolours by Jacob Janssen (1779-1856).
Anna Corkhill, curator in the Library's Research and Discovery team, shares a house construction notebook from 1913.
Anna Corkhill, curator in the Library's Research and Discovery team, shares a sketchbook from a crucial stage in the development of the Sydney Opera House.
View our newly digitised Book of Hours, featuring 14 large miniatures, framed by pink marble columns or brown bands, and enter the world of an illuminated manuscript.
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