What's On

Good leadership is critical in the pursuit of change. Join Josephine Bourne for her talk on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and the need to harness the talent and skills of the younger generations to carry out the work in front of us.

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general public observing the New Self Wales exhibition

The DX Lab is thrilled to welcome three international guest speakers to present their work on developing, building and measuring digital experiences and engagement across the GLAM sector.

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This talk will provide insights into the State Library of NSW collections of private reading bibles. From Indigenous language translations to bibles made for bush life, religion became bound up with a vision of cosmopolitan Australia.

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Historical Authority and Alternative Voices

Wednesday
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 5:30pm
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This session addresses alternative voices and ways that journalists and novelists write about and use history in their work.  

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Black and white photograph of gravestones in a cemetery.

Curator Talk: Dead Central

Saturday
Saturday, 15 June 2019 - 2pm
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Elise Edmonds, curator of the Library’s exciting new exhibition, Dead Central will talk about some of the collection items which inspired the exhibition and of the development process undertaken to present these fascinating stories.

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book cover for Stop Being Reasonable

Weaving contemporary philosophy with illuminating real-world stories, Eleanor Gordon-Smith explores the complexity and emotion involved in changing our minds.

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book cover for Webtopia

Author Talk: Peter Lewis

Thursday
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 2pm
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Join author Peter Lewis as he discusses his new book Webtopia, an exploration of the past 25 years of our interactions with the internet.

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Souvenir programme : victory celebrations (signing of peace), Sydney, New South Wales, July 19th, 1919.

Treaty of Versailles centenary

Friday
Friday, 28 June 2019 - 12:30pm
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Join the Library’s World War One specialist Elise Edmonds and guests on the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles. Our panel will discuss the impact of the Treaty on European society and politics, and the attempts to construct a new world order.

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head shot of Dr Meredith Lake

From tattooed convicts to Aboriginal evangelists; unionists, artists, suffragists and wowsers, all kinds of Australians have had an opinion on the Bible. This talk will explore some of the surprising and dynamic consequences for culture and society.

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head shot of Erik Jensen

Quarterly Essay - The Reckoning

Wednesday
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 - 12:30pm
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In Quarterly Essay 74, Erik Jensen, Editor in chief of The Saturday Paper, considers what went wrong for Labor and how Scott Morrison won his remarkable victory. Who are Morrison’s “quiet people”? What did Shorten Labor fail to see? And will fear always trump hope in politics?

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A seminar dedicated to the long-term care of printed photographs.

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book cover for Honeysuckle Creek

Author Talk: Andrew Tink

Friday
Friday, 12 July 2019 - 12:30pm
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Part biography and part personal history, this book makes a significant contribution to Australia’s involvement in space exploration and reveals a story little known until now.

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dear old dad painting from quick march exhibition

Curator Talk: Quick March

Wednesday
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 - 12:30pm
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Library curator Elise Edmonds will explore themes held within our current World War One related exhibition Quick March which focuses on the experiences of children during the Great War.

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