What's On

Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See what's on here. 

Today

Friends Event: Evocative scenes of everyday life

Tuesday
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - 12pm to 12:45pm
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Join Louise Anemaat as she introduces us to a recent Library acquisition, The Town Band, 1951 by Australian artist, Herbert Badham. 

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Today

World Press Photo

Tuesday
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - 7pm to 7:30pm
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The Library is currently exhibiting the prestigious World Press Photo contest 2019 and as we contemplate the power of photojournalism, we have invited Sydney Morning Herald photographer, Rhett Wyman and Herald and Age journalist Ella Archibald-Binge to discuss their latest joint venture, the Dalarinji Project, supported by the Judith Neilson Institute. 

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Dr John Vallance, State Librarian

Stories from the stack - part 1

Wednesday
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 3pm to 3:15pm
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Join the State Librarian, Dr John Vallance as he shares his favourite tales from The Odyssey.

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Dr John Vallance, State Librarian

Stories from the stack - part 2

Friday
Friday, 2 October 2020 - 3pm to 3:15pm
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Join the State Librarian, Dr John Vallance as he shares his favourite tales from The Odyssey.

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Scholar Talk: Reimagining the Pacific, 1870 to 1970

Tuesday
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 11am to 12pm
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This talk takes inspiration from Australian art historian Bernard Smith’s Imagining the Pacific published in 1992 as well as his authoritative earlier work, European Vision and the South Pacific published in 1960. Smith saw the Pacific as an ideological construction of the European imagination during the intense period of exploration in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  

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your library at home State Library webpage

Join our first session for an overview of the major record series contained in HLRVand how to navigate the site.

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Dr John Vallance, State Librarian

Stories from the stack - part 1

Wednesday
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 3pm to 3:15pm
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Join the State Librarian, Dr John Vallance as he shares his favourite tales from The Odyssey.

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History Matters: Floods and Bushfires - Disaster Histories 

Wednesday
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Disasters have recently become a major field of study for public historians who explore the roles of history and memory in fostering public understanding of these events and developing resilience in the future. 

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Dr John Vallance, State Librarian

Stories from the stack - part 2

Friday
Friday, 9 October 2020 - 3pm to 3:15pm
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Join the State Librarian, Dr John Vallance as he shares his favourite tales from The Odyssey.

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Illustrating Explained

Monday
Monday, 12 October 2020 - 10am to 10:45am
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Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators work to bring a story to life?

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In this session you will learn how to access the Grant Register.

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Join us at the Library online where 2020 World Press Photo winner Matthew Abbott will discuss his work.

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your library at home State Library webpage

In this session we will look at the land records created after the Old System made way for Torrens Title in 1863.

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