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Shortlists announced for 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing

Wednesday 17 April 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

The $10,000 biennial prize is awarded to the best book of humour writing by an Australian author published in the last two years.

Help create the ‘Children’s Library’ of NSW

Tuesday 2 April 2019

The State Library of NSW is calling for public support to help give young readers their very own place to call home at Australia’s oldest library.

Help the State Library of NSW bring the Children’s Library to life in 2019!

Precious, unseen letters to ‘Dear Old Dad’ capture WWI experience for children

Friday 15 March 2019

The State Library of NSW’s latest exhibition offers a rare, intimate view into the lives of children whose fathers served in the First World War.

Quick March: the Children of World War I gives a voice to those left to ‘keep the home fires burning’.

Ethel Turner’s Seven Little Australians recognised by UNESCO

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians has been officially included on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register.

Seven Little Australians is the seventh Library item or collection to be inscribed by UNESCO.

Shortlists announced for 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Thursday 28 February 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlists for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2019. 

Entries open for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 22 February 2019
Entries now open for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019.

New $20,000 short film prize

Tuesday 29 January 2019
Shortstacks open to established, emerging and first-time filmmakers of all ages.

NSW State Library explores greater access for all

Tuesday 29 January 2019
Exploring plans to further expand public access to the historic Mitchell Library Building.​​​​​​​

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