What's On

Author Talk: James Dunk

Tuesday
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 12:30pm
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In his latest book, Bedlam at Botany Bay, historian and author James Dunk chronicles the madness in the early days of the colony.

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Discover the breadth and depth of the State Library's Rare Book collection

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Author Talk: Mark Dapin

Saturday
Saturday, 3 August 2019 - 2pm
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In his new book Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History, novelist, journalist and historian, Mark Dapin contends that every stage of Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.

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Ruby Langford Ginibi Papers

This talk will focus on draft manuscripts of Ruby Langford Ginibi's celebrated work, Don't Take Your Love to Town (1998) that are held in the Library and explore how experimental visualisation techniques can offer new and quite surprising ways to understand writing and editing processes.  

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The Second Biennial Coral Thomas Lecture

Thursday
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 5:30pm
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Professor Grace Karskens was awarded a Coral Thomas Fellowship for a project based on an extraordinary document in the Library’s collection: the Reverend John McGarvie’s 1829 ‘Native Names of Places on the Hawkesbury’.  Working with a team of Aboriginal researchers, artists, teachers and knowledge holders, as well as archaeologists, linguists and local experts, Grace has mapped most of the over 170 place names on McGarvie’s list.

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Christmas in the Collections

Thursday
Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 10:30am
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Join us for a festive show-and-tell to discover how Christmas has been celebrated in Australia.

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