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Making the Most of Yourself: 19th century advice manuals

Monday
Mon 25 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

Join our panel as they discuss fascinating examples of 19th century domestic advice manuals.

book cover of Sylvia’s Book of Family Management and Practical Economy
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First Nations Collectors

Tuesday
Tue 26 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

Join us for a very special event which will look at the importance of collecting materials that document and celebrate the lives of First Nations...

kitsch representations of Aboriginal people
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Lucky but lame — Australia’s unhappy relationship

Tuesday
Tue 26 Oct 2021
  • series: A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past

This talk is presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past', a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library of...

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge: an Australian icon

Wednesday
Wed 27 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

Join us for this panel discussion as we delve into the history of The Sydney Harbour Bridge.

photograph of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Pandemic, pestilence and plague

Thursday
Thu 28 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

This session provides a snapshot of personal and official records of the bubonic plague and influenza pandemics of the early 20th century.

1919 photograph of medical staff and workers in scrubs and masks
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Bookselling in the time of COVID

Friday
Fri 29 Oct 2021
  • series: Rare Book Week

A panel of experienced and undaunted booksellers share their experiences of bookselling in the time of COVID.

Photograph of book seller in overstocked room
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Colonial liquidity: making money in early NSW

Tuesday
Tue 2 Nov 2021
  • series: Scholar Talks

Dr Ben Huf, the 2020 Dr AM Hertzberg AO Fellow, will explore the politics of money and banking in colonial NSW.  

Currency note, one pound, issued by Lloyds Rooms 1854
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History Matters: Digital & Multimedia Histories

Wednesday
Wed 3 Nov 2021

For our final History Matters, we will discuss the creative applications of history and oral testimonies in digital and multimedia projects.

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Thomas Jefferson’s gardens

Tuesday
Tue 9 Nov 2021
  • series: A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past

This talk is presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past', a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library on...

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