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The B List with Larissa Behrendt (now online only)

Thursday
Thu 27 Jan 2022
  • series: The B List bookclub

Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session.

Bri Lee holding book After Story
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The profitability of peasants: a Bigge question in early NSW

Tuesday
Tue 1 Feb 2022
  • series: Scholar Talks

Why did Commissioner Bigge oppose small land grants to emancipists? What were the consequences of his gentrified vision for NSW?  

headshot of James Boyce
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CANCELLED-Curator’s choice — Maps of the Pacific

Thursday
Thu 3 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Curator Talks

As a precautionary measure the Library has decided to cancel onsite public talks, tours and school holiday programs until 28 February 2022. 

Maggie Patton and Alice Tonkinson standing at the Maps of the Pacific exhibition
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CANCELLED: Literary England: Susannah’s top 10 places

Wednesday
Wed 9 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Take a literary trip with your tour leader Susannah Fullerton as she  leads you on a journey to her 'top 10' favourite places in England.

Adelstrop station
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CANCELLED: Curator Talk: An Introduction to Globes

Thursday
Thu 10 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Learn more about the Library's stunning collection of rare globes.

Standing Globe
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The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist

Thursday
Thu 10 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Author Talks

Join us online for a fascinating exploration of Kate Fullagar’s book The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire.

Headshot of author Kate Fullagar
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CANCELLED- A Paper Inheritance

Saturday
Sat 12 Feb 2022
  • series: Author Talks

Join author Dymphna Stella Rees in conversation with Jacqueline Kent as they discuss Dymphna’s book, A Paper Inheritance.

Dymphna Stella Rees standing in front of a painting of her parents Leslie Rees and Coralie Clarke Rees
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CANCELLED - Australia & the Pacific: A History

Tuesday
Tue 15 Feb 2022
  • series: Exhibition related
  • series: Author Talks

Join us at the Library as we welcome author Ian Hoskins to talk about his latest book, Australia & the Pacific: A History

black and white profile headshot of Ian Hoskins
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CANCELLED: Literary France: Susannah’s top 10 places

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Take a literary trip with your tour leader Susannah Fullerton as she leads you on a journey to her 'top 10' favourite place

Chateau d'If, Alexandre Dumas prison
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Out of the Vaults

Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb 2022
  • series: Indigenous
  • series: Out of the vaults

Showing records and memorabilia in the Library’s collection, Melissa and Kerry-Ann will share stories of First Nations sports heroes.

Two smiling women are holding old documents
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CANCELLED - Histories for Children

Tuesday
Tue 22 Feb 2022

Publisher and editor Clare Hallifax, and author Sophie Masson discuss their experiences of writing and publishing histories for children.

black and white image of children looking at books on a shelf
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CANCELLED: Literary Scandinavia: Susannah’s top 10 places

Wednesday
Wed 23 Feb 2022
  • series: Friends

Take a literary trip with your tour leader Susannah Fullerton as she leads you to her 'top 10' favourite places in Scandinavia.

The castle of Elsinore