2011

  • Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 11:26

    The National Library of Australia today welcomed more than 100,000 digital records from the Powerhouse Museum into its award-winning, free online discovery service Trove.

  • Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 17:14

    Many of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures, from James Cook’s Endeavour Journal to a letter written by Jane Austen, are now on permanent display with the opening of the new Treasures Gallery in Canberra.

  • Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 13:42

     It is not the role of the National Library of Australia, nor indeed libraries in general, to censor or endorse the contents of their collections,’ the Director-General Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich said today.

  • Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 08:42

    A rare 1649 edition of the story of the doomed voyage of the Batavia, complete with an eyewitness account from commanding officer Francois Pelsaert, has been acquired by the National Library of Australia.

  • Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 10:25

    Have you lost your recipe for rabbit casserole, believe honeymoons are too long or just need to know what to do with butter extender – the National Library of Australia has the answer to these questions - and so much more.

  • Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 16:55

    The National Library of Australia’s free discovery service Trove took top honours at the 2011 Australian Government’s ICT Awards announced in Sydney last night.

  • Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 15:45

    The National Library of Australia has one of the largest collections of Dame Nellie Melba memorabilia in the world and to mark what would have been the 150th birthday of our favourite soprano and queen of farewell tours, we will have some of these treasures out on show for the media.

  • Monday, 4 April, 2011 - 11:03

    The earliest surviving document printed in Australia and one of the National Library’s treasures, a 1796 theatre playbill, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

  • Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 12:30

    The grants of up to $15 000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations.

  • Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 12:32

    The National Library of Australia’s Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project has been honoured internationally with project manager Joanna Sassoon invited to speak at a conference in Canada.

2010

  • Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 12:46

    It’s all in a new display, Read All About It: Australian Newspapers 1803-1954, now on show at the National Library of Australia. The display celebrates the National Library’s Australian Newspapers Digitisation Project. In 2007, the National Library began to digitise out-of-copyright newspapers, in collaboration with state and territory libraries

  • Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 12:47

    Early editions of the nation’s favourite magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly, are now available online - as the National Library of Australia’s Christmas gift to the nation.

  • Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 12:49

    Musician and researcher of Australian music, Toby Martin, has been named the 2011 National Folk Fellow.

  • Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 12:52

    To mark the first anniversary of the Prime Minister’s apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants on 16 November 2009, the first collection of many of their stories, recorded by the National Library of Australia, have been made public.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 16:00

    Fifteen Victorian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:58

    Three Tasmanian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:57

    Six South Australian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:55

    Twelve Queensland groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:53

    Three Northern Territory groups will receive grants to help preserve the territory’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:51

    Twenty NSW groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:48

    Three ACT groups will receive grants to help preserve Australia’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 15:40

    Eight Western Australian groups will receive grants to help preserve the state’s heritage following the announcement of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 13:09

    Community groups across the country will have a greater capacity to preserve Australia’s heritage as a result of the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 18:24

    A rare eyewitness account of an 1840s attack on a group of Indigenous men, women and children by white squatters on Queensland’s Darling Downs has been acquired by the National Library of Australia.

  • Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 17:22

    The National Library of Australia has given new voice to one of this country’s iconic groups of sportsmen and women – Australia’s Paralympians.

  • Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 17:20

    Australian Backyard Explorer, written byPeter Macinnisand published by the National Library of Australia, has won the 2010 Australian Children’s Book Council’s Information Book of the Year.

  • Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 17:18

    The National Library wants to collect 2010 election ephemera – from stickers to how-to-vote cards, from posters to banners – to add to the existing collection of federal election material which the Library has been collecting since 1983.

  • Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 17:14

    A seminal atlas by the first British Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, of particular significance for Australia and the Pacific, has been acquired by the National Library of Australia.

  • Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 17:13

    Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Jan Fullerton, announced her retirement today after 11 years in the job – and a total of 43 years at this leading collecting institution.

  • Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 17:11

    A 7600-volume -strong collection of Australian children’s books and ephemera, one of the largest of its kind in existence, has been acquired by the National Library of Australia.

    The acquisition represents a lifetime of work by the well-known Australian bibliographer and champion of children’s literature, Marcie Muir, who died in 2007.

  • Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 17:10

    Finding information just got easier – thanks to Trove, a revolutionary new free search engine created by the National Library of Australia.

    With just one click at trove.nla.gov.au users, like never before, can access a wealth of resources - across more than 90 million items in one go - about Australia and Australians.

  • Thursday, 15 April, 2010 - 11:36

    Canberra-based builder Manteena Pty Ltd has won the major contract to redevelop the ground floor of the National Library of Australia building, including the construction of two new state-of-the-art exhibition galleries.

  • Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 18:05

    The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2010 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Thursday, 25 February, 2010 - 18:04

    The National Library needs Australia’s help to ensure that future generations have access to early copies of one of our best loved magazines – The Australian Women’s Weekly.

  • Friday, 12 February, 2010 - 18:02

    On the eve of the second anniversary of the apology to members of the Stolen Generations by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the National Library of Australia will launch a special website featuring oral history interviews with people who were involved in or affected by the removal of Indigenous children from their families.

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