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Drawing of bushland

Take a walk with us and investigate our land’s unique geography.  

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The Project History Extension Seminar

Our annual seminar day for History Extension's History Project, held online in 2021.

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Woman holding sepia photograph

Students will examine oral histories as important and valuable sources to find out about the past. They will use the online exhibition to form an understanding of the contributions made by Aboriginal Elders, their experiences living in Sydney and the changes that these Elders have seen in their lifetime.

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Two men looking at documents

Celebrate the dynamic identities of four Aboriginal Elders from the Sydney Elders exhibition and conduct a case study with Elders from your own community. 

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Students will investigate the impact of the East Coast Low on the beach at Collaroy and the properties along the foreshore. They will use collection materials as sources to determine how best to manage the risks associated with hydrological and atmospheric hazards, like the June 2016 East Coast Low. 

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Two students looking at exhibition case

Learn how to think like a historian in this skills-focused virtual excursion.

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Two high school students looking at a computer screen display inside the Paintings from the Collection gallery

For generations writers have visited the State Library in search of inspiration for their work.

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portraits of five women

We’d like to invite you to meet some of the incredible women to be found in Library collections. 

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