What's On

Public programs and learning activities will be delivered onsite and online in 2021. See what's on here. 

Going places: Migration to Australia

Monday
Monday, 19 July 2021 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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We’ll investigate reasons for migrating and uncover different journeys over the sea.

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Book cover Eve Langley and The Pea Pickers 

Eve Langley and The Pea Pickers

Saturday
Saturday, 31 July 2021 - 2pm to 3pm
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Eve Langley and The Pea Pickers offers a biography that unravels the life and the fiction, and the result is a fascinating and ultimately poignant tale.

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Two people looking at a laptop screen

In exciting news for family historians, the State Library of NSW has launched the Australian Joint Copying Project Research Guide.

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History Matters August: Saltwater histories

Wednesday
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Our speakers share their projects that steer a path through saltwater zones.  How has history made a difference to oyster reefs in NSW estuaries and the way we understand the Southern Ocean?  

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Make copies of newspapers on microfilm

Historical newspapers can hold a wealth of additional information that you may never find in the official government records.

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The Science of Us: Limit your screen time 

Thursday
Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Join us on the first Thursday of every month during winter for The Science of Us program, run in partnership with Inspiring Australia. Hear from scientists, researchers, authors and academics on topics that help us to understand troubling human behaviour through the prism of science. 

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Family History webinar: Oral History for Family Historians

Wednesday
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Oral histories complement the more traditional forms of history making such as written histories and biographies.

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Family Research — 7 strategies to get unstuck

Thursday
Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Have you hit a roadblock in your family research, or are you starting out and need some general advice?

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Family Research — 7 strategies to get unstuck

Wednesday
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Have you hit a roadblock in your family research, or are you starting out and need some general advice?

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Collage of family history resources

Family History webinar: Oral History for Family Historians

Thursday
Thursday, 19 August 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Oral histories complement the more traditional forms of history making such as written histories and biographies.

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Make copies of newspapers on microfilm

Historical newspapers can hold a wealth of additional information that you may never find in the official government records.

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Two people looking at a laptop screen

In exciting news for family historians, the State Library of NSW has launched the Australian Joint Copying Project Research Guide.

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Rush for Gold

Monday
Monday, 13 September 2021 - 2pm to 2:45pm
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Join the rush to learn about striking it lucky in the 1850s.

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