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Dr John Vallance to head up the State Library

Thursday, 3 August 2017
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today announced Dr John Vallance as the new State Librarian and Chief Executive.

Winning biography ‘unmasks’ Australia’s first media magnate

Monday 31 July 2017
A gripping biography of Australia’s first media magnate has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award, the State Library of NSW announced today.

Indigenous place names now on Google Street View

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Innovative online tool visually matches Indigenous place names and meanings for over 1000 locations across the state.
 

2017 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Monday 3 July 2017
Six compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2017.

First storybook in Indigenous languages

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The State Library has kicked-off its NAIDOC Week celebrations by launching a new free online storybook written and spoken in five Aboriginal languages from across NSW.

Tragicomic bromance takes writing prize

Thursday, 8 June 2017
Steve Toltz’s dark comedy chronicling the misadventure of two best mates has won Australia’s only humour writing prize.

60th World Press Photo Contest winners on show

Friday, 26 May 2017
The world’s best photojournalism from 2016 will be showcased at the State Library.

Winners announced

Monday, 22 May 2017
2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced, with a total of $300,000 offered across 13 prizes.

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