What's On

Format: 24/02/2019
Format: 24/02/2019
hand written letter from a boy to his soldier father

For the past 5 years the Library has been digitising, exhibiting and promoting its First World War collections as part of the centenary of the Great War. Central to the Library’s collection are the personal diaries written by men and women who served. This collection was added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register in 2015.

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Community histories

Wednesday
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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This session questions the ethical issues involved in working on commissioned histories for different groups or communities. 

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Quarterly Essay: Rebecca Huntley

Saturday
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Rebecca Huntley will talk about her latest Quarterly Essay on the state of the nation asking what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

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book cover for Strange Country

Author Talk: Monica Tan

Saturday
Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 3pm to 4pm
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Stranger Country is the blow-by-blow account of the six months Monica drove and camped her way through some of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and shared meals with miners, grey nomads, artists, farmers, community workers and small business owners from across the nation.

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Beyond Signage? Heritage Interpretation

Wednesday
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Session 3 in the History Matters Series asks: ‘In the professional field of heritage interpretation, are historians out in the cold?’ Heritage interpretation is dominated by specialists other than historians. What can historians do for heritage interpretation? What can heritage interpretation do for historians?

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Scholar Talk: A&R Uncovered

Tuesday
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 11am to 12pm
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Neil James will talk about his 25-year journey through the A&R archives and how our greatest publishing house both reflected and reshaped the Australian nation.

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Author Talk: Jocelyn Moorehouse

Saturday
Saturday, 18 May 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Jocelyn comes to the Library to talk about her first book, a memoir called Unconditional Love, which details her life story over the last twenty-odd years.

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