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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

9:00am—5:00pm

Display area

In 2012 the National Library set out to capture the transformation of some of Canberra’s key sites. These photographs are displayed here alongside historic images from the Library’s collection, and highlight the stark changes and surprising similarities of Canberra then, and Canberra now.

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Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

Exhibitions and Displays

10:00am—5:00pm

Exhibition Gallery

The National Library of Australia is currently hosting City of TreesUK artist Jyll Bradley’s multi-disciplinary project based on the simple premise that every tree in Canberra has a human story to tell. City of Trees takes the form of an immersive installation, with light—the basis for tree growth and the force that illuminates hidden stories—a constant agent throughout.

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Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

Public Tours

11.30am—12.00pm

Treasures Gallery

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Treasures Gallery. Meet outside the gallery.  The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

 

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Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

Friends

 

6pm—8pm

Theatre

BOOK LAUNCH - Underground Australia by Michael McKernan

Join author Michael McKernan as he discusses his new book Underground Australia. In the bowels of a Sydney pub, the publican poses with his hand in chains: a reminder of the time when the underground store was a convict cell. A family, thrown out of home during the Great Depression, sets up house in a cave. Women sort mushrooms in a disused railway tunnel in the 1950s; a jazz band rehearses beneath the Royal George Hotel. With images by some of the country's bestknown photographers, including Jeff Carter, Wolfgang Sievers and Frank Hurley, Underground Australia will take you on a journey to an amazing hidden world.

Tuesday 24 September, 6 pm

Theatre

$20 Friends/$25 non-members

(includes refreshments and book signing)

Bookings: nla.gov.au/bookings/friends or 02 6262 1698

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