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Friends events

Enjoy highlights from the rich program of events for Friends of the Library members, including interviews with leading authors and fascinating curator talks.

Kathleen’s Voyage: A Love Story

Curator Margot Riley talks about the illustrated logbooks of the voyage of the Kathleen Gillett (1947–48) by Jack Earl, one of the founders of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

A home among the plum trees

Join Margot Riley as she gives us a talk on this quirky addition to the Library’s collection.

Nicole Abadee in conversation with Robert Drewe

Nicole Abadee interviews leading writer Robert Drewe about his body of work and contribution to Australian literature and society.

Nicole Abadee in conversation with Anna Funder

Nicole interviews leading writer Anna Funder about her body of work and contribution to Australian literature and society.

Nicole Abadee in conversation with Markus Zusak

Nicole Abadee interviews leading writer Markus Zusak about his body of work and contribution to Australian literature and society.

Tis the season to shop!

Join Margot Riley as this talk explores the heyday of Sydney’s department stores and all the joys of Christmas past.

Evocative scenes of everyday life

Join Louise Anemaat as she introduces us to a recent Library acquisition, The Town Band, 1951 by Australian artist, Herbert Badham.

World turned upside down: the Endeavour Globe

Join Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian, in an exclusive online presentation as he introduces us to a unique recent acquisition, the Endeavour Globe.