What's On

We'll be slowly reintroducing onsite curator tours, while continuing to deliver public programs and learning activities online. See updates here.

Today

Talking Deadly with Travis De Vries

Wednesday
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 7pm to 7:30pm
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For this special Talking Deadly series hosted fortnightly by Travis De Vries, we will hear from artists whose work responds to the anniversary and legacy of Cook from a First Nations perspective.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Jessie Tu

Thursday
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join us online for The B List book club hosted by Bri Lee. 

 

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Curator’s Choice: May Gibbs: the comic strip story

Friday
Friday, 17 July 2020 - 1pm to 1:30pm
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In 1924 May Gibbs broke into the burgeoning Australian comic strip scene and became Australia’s first female cartoonist. 

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Where do I start? Introduction to ProQuest Central

Wednesday
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for this 30-minute introduction to ProQuest Central, your online gateway to a wide range of scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers covering a wide variety of subjects.

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Rush for Gold - 28 July

Tuesday
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Eureka! We’ve dug up inspiring primary sources about the Gold Rush from the unrivalled collection of the State Library of NSW.  

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Author Talk: Law in War

Tuesday
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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A nation often amends its laws during war, not least to regulate life at home. Yet few historians have considered the impact of the law on Australians during the First World War.

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Author Talk: Some space to write

Saturday
Saturday, 1 August 2020 - 2pm to 3pm
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The Sydney Review of Books has been asking writers around the country to write essays about how they work. 

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The State Library of New South Wales holds a significant collection of WWI diaries and letters. These personal voices reveal the horror, the loneliness and the adventure of war.

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Family History Month webinar — Ancestry Library Edition

Wednesday
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition, an important research tool for family historians.

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History Matters: Crime Histories and the Australian Story

Wednesday
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Public history shapes our communities’ understandings of the past. This series will explore the issues that stimulate and bedevil the work of public historians.

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Glimpses of Utopia book cover

Author talk: Glimpses of Utopia

Thursday
Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 7pm to 8pm
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Join Jess and Benjamin Law as they discuss how we can work together to reimagine the way we live, work and play. Warning — this talk may require optimism and an open mind! 

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Join us for an introduction to researching shipping and passenger records. 

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In this session we will focus on strategy and problem solving, with a discussion on the fundamental elements of a successful family history research project.

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