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COVID-19 update: All on site events have been temporarily cancelled. Online events are continuing. See updates here.

Eight days in Kamay

20 May 2020 to 31 December 2020
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On 29 April 1770, the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) discovered James Cook and his crew as they sailed into the bay and came ashore. The eight days that followed changed the course of Australia’s history. 250 years later the events of those eight days and their continuing impact are still being debated, contested, felt.

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A young Sudanese man stand with his hand on his heart, mid sentence. He is surrounded by a crowd holding up their mobile phones to illuminate him.

View online the world's best photojournalism from 2019 selected from the prestigious World Press Photo contest.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

Paintings from the Collection

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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More than 300 original artworks from the Library’s unique collection of landscape and portrait paintings.

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The Collectors’ Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 October 2021
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Sculpture busts, miniature portraits, ceramics, coins, medals, cutlery, teacups, typewriters, convict bricks and much more!

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Black and white illustrating of man kneeling at an alter, four knights at his back, surrounded by branch of leaves.

Amaze Gallery

6 October 2018 to 31 December 2021
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An ever changing selection of fascinating items from the Library's extraordinary collection.

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