Do you have an interest in LGBTQ history and culture?
Curious to know how Justice Michael Kirby's views on gay rights have been reported outside Australia?
Perhaps you'd like to graph the frequency of the words HIV and AIDS in publications across the 1980s?
You can find all this and more when you explore one of the Library’s newest eResources from Gale: Archives of human sexuality and identity: LGBTQ history and culture since 1940.
We are captivated by our nearest celestial dance partner, and joyfully turn out in droves at vantage points to howl at a Super Moon, or the recent “Extra-super Moon”. We now know so much about the moon, with our scientific knowledge expanding exponentially since we first stamped our footprints on its surface.
Last month, local ABC radio presenter, Hailey Renault, asked Mount Isa residents about what having MIMAG—the Mount Isa Mining Magazine—available in Trove meant to them.
MIMAG was the in-house magazine of Mount Isa Mines; copies from 1947 to 1996 have been digitised and are now available in Trove.
On Saturday 19th of November, libraries around the world will celebrate International Games Day to raise awareness of the social and educational benefits of play – and of course, to have an abundance of fun.
Many people don’t realise that the National Library has its own extraordinary collection of board games. More than just an entertaining pastime, board games also provide a fascinating historical perspective of events and society.
Bunboé, Murrangurk, Duramboi, Waki, Giom, Anco. These are the names that Indigenous people gave to some of the convict escapees and shipwreck survivors they took into their communities during the nineteenth century. Their generosity ensured the Europeans' survival and, for the most part, both parties mourned the white people's return to European life.
This month’s Trove highlight is the New South Wales Government Gazette. The lives of thousands of ordinary people are mentioned in every issue, making it a valuable source when researching Australia’s history.
Exploring the NSW Government Gazette in Trove will take you on a journey from 1832 to 2001.
This past Saturday, the curtain came down on the Come Alive Festival of Museum Theatre, following its seventh annual run.
Come Alive is a performance festival where students gain inspiration from the exhibitions and collections of cultural institutions and create theatre performances that have drawn on a variety of characters, objects, events and stories from our history.
In 2016, Come Alive was hosted for the first time by the National Library of Australia in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House.
As part of our ongoing series on eResources at the National Library, we are taking a look at some of our key resources for studying literature.
Fairfax Corporation. (1930). Eight young girls reading on a line of beds in an orphanage, New South Wales, ca. 1930s nla.obj-163219782
Earlier this year I purchased my first Canberra house, and can understand the curiosity people have about the history of their homes. The Ask a Librarian team often receives questions from people interested in this topic, and my own experience has undeniably made these types of question very interesting to me:
I would like to find out when my house was built and what kind of name I can use for it.
I just want to know when it was built and how old it is.
Are you looking for quick, authoritative, online answers to your questions? Perhaps you just have a curious nature?
These three diverse reference eResources from Oxford University Press are just what you need.