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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Children's author James O'Loghlin
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Book Week - James O'Loghlin

Friday
Friday, 23 October 2020 - 10am to 11am
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James O’Loghlin has written ten books, including six for children. The most recent are the ‘New Kid’ series -  ‘The New Kid – Unpopular Me’ (2018) and ‘The New Kid – Very Popular Me’ (2019).

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Sketch shewing the Old Line of Roads to Wiseman’s and the directions by the Proposed Punt from Progress in Public Works & Roads in NSW, 1827–1855 by Sir Thomas Mitchell, A331

In this presentation Maggie Patton discusses an infrastructure report to rival today’s nation building projects. 

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Book Week - Blackout Poetry

Friday
Friday, 23 October 2020 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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Your journey as a poet begins here!

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Illustrating Explained

Monday
Monday, 26 October 2020 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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In this virtual excursion you will take part in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ investigation into the process of bringing a picture book to life.

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Author Talk: Honeybee

Tuesday
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Craig Silvey, award-winning author of Jasper Jones, talks about his highly anticipated new novel, Honeybee

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Now that we have explored the fundamentals of HLRV, in this session we will put our learning into practice.

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Rush for Gold

Wednesday
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 12:15pm to 1pm
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Join the rush to learn about striking it lucky in the 1850s.

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Rush for Gold

Thursday
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 9am to 9:45am
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Join the rush to learn about striking it lucky in the 1850s.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Patrick Mullins

Thursday
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. 

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