What's On

Public programs and learning activities will be delivered onsite and online in 2021. See what's on here. 

Geological Sketch Map of New South Wales, Compiled from the Original Map of the late Rev WB Clarke by CS Wilkinson LS FGS, Government Geologist, Sydney

2020 Mitchell Fellow, Dr Jarrod Hore, re-grounds colonial surveying and explores the environmental prehistories of our settler colonial landscapes.

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History Matters: Women's History

Wednesday
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Two speakers involved with projects on the history of women’s work will discuss the process of engaging with the public to gather women’s true stories.

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The First Fleet

Thursday
Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 12pm to 12:45pm
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This virtual excursion focuses on the experience of convicts on the First Fleet and the early years in the colony.

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portraits of five women

Join the discussion about amazing women from history who chose to challenge the status quo and overcame many obstacles to make a significant contribution to society.

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An illustration of three people sitting on a stack of books

Researching your History Extension major work

Wednesday
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Looking for resources to support your research for your History Extension major work?

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Nicole Abadee

Join books writer and podcaster Nicole Abadee for a three-part literary series featuring some of Australia’s most acclaimed writers.

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Photo: Robert Drew by Amanda Alessi

Reflections: Nicole Abadee in conversation with Robert Drewe

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Author Talk: Ten Remarkable Australians

Saturday
Saturday, 13 March 2021 - 2pm to 3pm
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Ian MacFarlane explores the lives of ten remarkable Australians who each made their mark on the world stage through their personal achievements. 

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Eresources Express - PressReader

Wednesday
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 - 10:30am to 11am
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This Harmony Week join us for an introduction to PressReader, a digital newsstand offering over 7000 publications in more than 60 languages.

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Bri Lee on stairs holding the book The Whole Picture

The B List with Bri Lee & Alice Procter

Thursday
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us for this very special B List as Bri talks to Alice Procter, a London-based, Australian-raised art historian with a masters in anthropology.  

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Researching your Extension English 2 major work

Wednesday
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Looking for resources to support your research for your Extension English major work? 

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Large sandstone building with blue sky behind and people walking to it

Whether you’re looking for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home — you can get all of this and more online at your State Library.

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Photo: Anna Funder by Gaby Waldek

Reflections: Nicole Abadee in conversation with Anna Funder

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