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Recognising outstanding women in libraries

Call for entries for 2017 Jean Arnot Fellowship. 

Unveiling Captain Cook’s Statue, 1879

On 25 March 1879, a statue of Captain Cook was unveiled in Hyde park. This event was witnessed by around 40,000 making it one of the biggest events of the year.

Latest Additions To Our Website Archive

Among the latest library acquisitions is the Kaldor Public Art Projects website

LIAC and Drug Info Forum 2017

Thirty seven public library staff attended the annual LIAC and Drug Info Forum at the State Library

Drawing in the Library with National Art School

National Art School students visit the Library for Margaret Olley Drawing Week. 

Society and Culture Awards

Celebrating 2016 HSC success.

Rare Unveilling: William Charles Cotton Journals

Paul Diamond from the National Library of New Zealand came to the Library for the 10th International Indigenous Librarians Forum and took the opportunity to view the amazing William Charles Cotton journals.

Blog post from Friday, 25 April, 2014

Did an ancestor serve at Gallipoli? Here is a map showing ANZAC and Turkish posts, trenches, tracks and roads, and approximate landing places.

Creating Welcoming Indigenous Library Spaces

The Indigenous Services team visited a great example of welcoming spaces for Indigenous people at the  Huxley Library 

Indigenous services across public libraries

Staff from public libraries across NSW flew to Sydney to attend the Indigenous Services Unconference: Public Library Action Plans.

Australia’s Love Song

In February 2017, in a double first, Dorothea Mackellar’s poetry notebook ‘Verses 1907-1908’ has become the first Australian literary archive, and the first by a woman writer, to be added to UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World register

Interned in Australia: enemy aliens imprisoned during the First World War

During the First World War nearly 7000 ‘enemy aliens’, mainly men of German and Austro-Hungarian origins, were interned in camps in Australia.

Bayala – The Sydney Language Out of the Vaults at the Library

In occasion of Sydney Festival the Indigenous Services team showcased rare and priceless items from the Library's heritage collections that tell the story of the Sydney language.