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