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Curator's Choice

Our Curators discuss the Library’s amazing collections and share their favourite stories.

Arthur Alexander Onslow naval officer and photographer

11 September 2020

Join curator Geoff Barker as he talks about links between Arthur Onslow and the photographs pasted into this remarkable book. 

Mawson’s other photographers, 1911–14

19 June 2020

This talk will introduce works by these lesser-known photographers and discuss the thousands of photographs and drawings collated by Mawson and donated to the Library between 1923 and 1947.  


09 October 2020

Curator Elise Edmonds will talk about the impact of these two pandemics, 100 years apart, on the people of NSW. 


May Gibbs

17 July 2020

Sarah Morley will share examples from the Library’s collection, illustrating the development of May Gibbs’ lengthy career as a comic strip artist.