Collection buzz

Take 5 trees

To mark the progress of the seasons, as the days become shorter and the temperature cools, we take a look at some trees in the Library's collection.

The arch of strength and beauty

The Sydney Harbour Bridge — fondly nicknamed ‘the coathanger’ — will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its opening on 19 March 2022. 

Big bold botanicals

What could a twentieth-century artist’s book by surrealist Salvador Dali have in common with an early nineteenth-century French volume documenting the plants in a famous garden?

All the world

An incredibly rare map from 1628 has been added to the Library’s rich cartographic collections.

Convict women of Van Diemen’s Land

They are laundresses from Leitrim, housemaids from Manchester, Wigan and London, and women who worked in skilled trades.