What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See what's on here. 

Leaves and twigs burning on a sandy ground

Eight Days in Kamay

13 July 2020 to 28 February 2021
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In April 1770, strangers onboard the Endeavour appeared off the shores of Kamay (Botany Bay). This exhibition explores the eight days that followed and their continuing legacy.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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A woman and a man browsing miscellaneous objects in a display shelf.

The Collectors’ Gallery

3 July 2020 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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Historical and contemporary photographs of people wearing masks in the street, side by side.

PANDEMIC!

5 September 2020 to 24 January 2021
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This display compares two pandemics, one century apart.

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HSC Help - Legal Studies

Tuesday
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 1pm to 2pm
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Studying Legal Studies for the HSC 2021?

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Author Talk: Breaker Morant

Tuesday
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 6pm to 7pm
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In his latest book, Breaker Morant, Peter Fitzsimons unravels the many myths and fictions that surround the life of Harry Morant. Peter will be joined for this talk by the director of the iconic 1980 film Breaker Morant, and literary editor and film critic Stephen Romei. 

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Multicultural Citizenship Re-imagined: Engaging Migrants from China, is a topic of great importance to all Australians.

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HSC Help - History

Wednesday
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Studying Modern, Ancient or Extension History for the HSC 2021?

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The B List with Bri Lee & Tanya Plibersek

Thursday
Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. 

 

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Coming out in the 70s

28 November 2020 to 16 May 2021
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Gay 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.  This exhibition tells their story.

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Strange Sydney

Wednesday
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Join us to explore the strange and unusual tales of Sydney and surrounds. 

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HSC Help - Legal Studies

Wednesday
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Studying Legal Studies for the HSC 2021?

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Mitchell reading room wall with stained glass windows

ACHRC Public Lecture: What Price the Humanities?

Wednesday
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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‘You can’t put a price on human life’ is a truism that has been countered by economists, politicians and policy makers who do precisely set that price, for many social and economic purposes. What if we asked the same question of the humanities? 

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