What's On

The Past and Future of Influenza Virus Pandemics

Thursday
Thursday, 22 August 2019 - 6pm to 7:30pm
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The 2019 Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture

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Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 23 August 2019 - 12pm to 1pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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A group of children going on a tour of the Library

Family Sunday

Sunday
Sunday, 25 August 2019 - 10:30am to 3pm
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Join us for a full day of family fun at the State Library on Sunday 25 August, 10.30 to 3pm.

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Oil painting. Panoramic scene of a harbour.

Paul Brunton: Lecture 3 - The Thrill of the Chase

Thursday
Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 11am to 12pm
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Learn about the fascinating stories behind the great State Library of NSW collections.

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Ancestry hands-on workshop - Family History Month

Thursday
Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 2pm to 3:30pm
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A practical session with an expert librarian who will show you how to best search Ancestry.

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Sedition festival logo of black writing next to a red hand image

Sedition Festival 2019

Friday, 30 August 2019 to Sunday, 29 September 2019
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Sedition Festival 2019 is a celebration of public art and protest in the 1970s — a compelling, immersive art event focused on the Sydney underground.

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Curator Maggie Patton delivering Gallery tour.

Curator Tour

Friday
Friday, 30 August 2019 - 12pm to 1pm
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Every Friday one of our Curators will take you through our exhibitions paying attention to their favourite items and sharing stories from the collections.

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Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Friday
Friday, 30 August 2019 - 2pm to 3pm
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Are you tracing your family history and don’t know where to start?

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Premier’s History Award

Friday
Friday, 30 August 2019 - 6pm to 9pm
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Join us as we announce the winners of the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards and officially launch the start of History Week.

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Jane Caro and Bri Lee

A special event announcing the 2019 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award shortlist.  This annual Award is a Waverley Council initiative celebrating excellence in research with a prize pool of $30,000.

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Sedition festival logo of black writing next to a red hand image

Sedition: The Art of Agitation

31 August 2019 to 1 December 2019
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A showcase of the State Library’s little known and rarely seen collections of high-impact, attention-grabbing poster art of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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Scholar Talk: ‘Together we stand for Empire Service’

Tuesday
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 11am to 12pm
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About 7000 British youths arrived in Australia in the early twentieth century under the Dreadnought scheme of agricultural settlement. In this talk Ben will examine the different ways they were thought of.

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Memory and Landscapes

Wednesday
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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How do individual and collective memories attach to cultural landscapes? In response to the History Week theme "Memory and Landscapes" two practitioners of public history and artistic interpretation reflect upon the significance of landscapes for our communities.

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