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Legacies of Atlantic slavery and British colonialism

Tuesday
Tue 28 Sep 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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Leaping into Waterfalls

Wednesday
Wed 29 Sep 2021
  • series: Author Talks

Celebrate Bernadette Brennan's latest release, Leaping into Waterfalls, which explores the rich, tumultuous life of Gillian Mears, one of Australia...

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The B List with Bri Lee and Sarah Dingle

Thursday
Thu 30 Sep 2021
  • series: The B List bookclub

Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. Author Sarah Dingle joins the book club to talk about...

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Drought, flood, heat, dust: living with extremes in arid Australia

Tuesday
Tue 5 Oct 2021
  • series: Scholar Talks

Dr Rebecca Jones, CH Currey Fellow 2020, explores historical adaptations to extreme weather in arid Australia.  

Camels at Belalii, 1950. 
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History Matters: commissioned histories

Wednesday
Wed 6 Oct 2021

This month in History Matters we consider the multifaceted role of the commissioned historian.

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Reinvention with Kathryn Heyman and Jenny Valentish

Thursday
Thu 7 Oct 2021
  • series: Author Talks

Kathryn Heyman and Jenny Valentish discuss the power and potential of reinvention — the ‘how’ as well as the ‘why’. 

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Family histories and the memory of nations: Reflections on my great-grandmother’s fight against Aboriginal child removal in the 1930s

Tuesday
Tue 12 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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Eresources Express – Informit

Wednesday
Wed 20 Oct 2021
  • series: Lifelong learning

Join us for an introduction to the new 2021 Informit platform and learn how to search effectively for full-text Australian articles.

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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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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.  

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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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