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Public programs and learning activities will continue to be delivered online for the time being. See updates here.

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Today

Curator Talk: The old Devonshire Street Cemetery

Friday
Friday, 5 June 2020 - 1pm to 1:30pm
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Curator Elise Edmonds will explore the history of the old Devonshire Street cemetery, which used to sprawl across the sandhills at the south end of the city, where Central Station now stands.

 

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Australia’s health system in the late stages of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic looks nothing like the health system of six months ago. All aspects of the system – primary care, mental health, and alcohol and other drug services – have embraced new ways of working because of spatial distancing.

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The B List with Bri Lee & Liz Allen

Thursday
Thursday, 11 June 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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Where do I start? NSW death and burial records

Wednesday
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 10:30am to 11am
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Join us for an introduction to researching death, burial and cemetery records for NSW.

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The Australian Antarctic Expedition was the first Australian-led expedition to the Antarctic. It took place during what is commonly referred to as the ‘Golden Age’ of Antarctic exploration and arrived while Scott and Amundsen were conducting their famous race for the South Pole. 

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Going Places with Patrick Mullins

Saturday
Saturday, 20 June 2020 - 3pm to 3:45pm
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Award-winning author Patrick Mullins joins us for a special, online edition of Going Places – Authors on Tour program run by the State Library of NSW and supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund. 

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The B List with Bri Lee & Sanam Maher

Thursday
Thursday, 25 June 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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During the years of the convict penal station at Newcastle [1804-1823] Aboriginal people continued to live in and around the outpost, coming and going at will.

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Rare Books: The Natural World

Thursday
Thursday, 23 July 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Join us for a librarian-led exploration of the natural world through the pages of the Library’s rare book collection.

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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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Treasures of Trove

Thursday
Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Learn how to access digitised newspapers and local history information on Trove.

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Christmas in the Collections

Wednesday
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Join us for a festive show-and-tell to discover how Christmas has been celebrated in Australia and internationally.

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