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Curator's Choice

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

Mawson’s other photographers, 1911–14

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.  

Arthur Alexander Onslow naval officer and photographer

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

May Gibbs: the comic book story

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


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


The old Devonshire Street Cemetery

Join us online for the story of an extraordinary project taken on by two determined individuals to document the old cemetery before it was cleared to make way for Sydney’s Central Station.