• Wednesday, 12 December, 2007 - 15:37

    Local hip hop artist Omar Musa is the runner-up in Australia’s first national poetry slam, coming ahead of 15 other competitors.

    Omar, 23, originally from Queanbeyan but now living in Canberra, believes hip hop poetry is the literature of today. “It is today’s most accessible art form and could reignite the love of the English language,’’ he said.

  • Wednesday, 5 December, 2007 - 15:35

    An exhibition that records for the first time the remarkable contribution of Australia’s cameleers opens at the National Library on 12 December.

  • Tuesday, 13 November, 2007 - 15:39

    The National Library has received $1 million from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation to support the digitisation of out-of-copyright editions of The Sydney Morning Herald from its inception in 1831 to 1954.

  • Tuesday, 13 November, 2007 - 15:33

    Community groups across the country will have a greater capacity to preserve Australia’s heritage following the announcement of the 2007 Community Heritage Grants.

  • Thursday, 1 November, 2007 - 15:31

    A black and white photograph of a joey, snugly wrapped in an overcoat improvised from the sleeve of an old jumper, is the 100 000th picture to be digitised at the National Library of Australia.

  • Wednesday, 31 October, 2007 - 15:30

    Local hip hop artist Omar Musa is in the running to perform at the Sydney Opera House when he competes in the grand final of Australia’s first national poetry slam in Sydney in December.

  • Monday, 22 October, 2007 - 14:28

    our national libraries have joined forces to implement a new bibliographic standard for describing and accessing library resources that is designed for the digital environment in which libraries now operate.

  • Friday, 19 October, 2007 - 14:26

    Rare and beautiful botanical pictures and books, many on show for the first time, are among the highlights of a display about Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus which opens at the National Library of Australia today.

  • Thursday, 18 October, 2007 - 14:25

    A doctor, academic and Scottish music expert, Ronald McCoy, of Melbourne, will use the folklore and music collections in the National Library of Australia to explore a largely hidden part of Australian immigrant culture.

  • Wednesday, 26 September, 2007 - 14:23

    Cage of Ghosts, an exhibition of powerful black and white photographs detailing the surviving physical evidence of Aboriginal occupation in south-eastern Australia, opens at the National Library of Australia on Thursday 27 September.

  • Tuesday, 11 September, 2007 - 14:21

    The earliest surviving document printed in Australia, recently found in the collection of Library and Archives Canada, has come home as a gift to the nation from the Canadian Government.