Rare original plans, silk lithographs and scrawled notes from the hands of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin will come to life in a new exhibition at the National Library from Friday 8 March.-- posted on: 22 February 2013
To mark the third anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, the National Library has published a commemorative booklet, You Can't Forget Things Like That, which features many of their remarkable stories.-- posted on: 16 November 2012
Help celebrate Canberra's centenary by supporting the National Library's project to digitise and make available online an additional 40 years of The Canberra Times newspaper.-- posted on: 7 June 2013
Hear some of this country's greatest writers talk about their sense of place at the Writing the Australian Landscape Conference at the National Library on August 3-4.-- posted on: 4 June 2013
Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 14:28
When it comes to the history of Australian sheet music, no-one knows the score like the National Library of Australia.
Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 14:43
Expert National Library of Australia staff and a contracted textile conservator have saved a rare lithograph on silk, created by Marion Mahony Griffin - one of Canberra's original designers - from likely ruin.
Friday, 1 March, 2013 - 08:28
The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2013 Community Heritage Grants.
Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 08:56
A cheque for 100 pounds signed by Charles Dickens and sent as a gift to his sons in Australia, but never cashed, goes on display this week in the National Library’s remarkable Treasures Gallery.
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Since its inception, photography has been used to document objects made by people – things. And that, according to exhibition guest curator, Helen Ennis, Associate Professor at the Australian National University’s School of Art, is the rationale behind the National Library of Australia’s latest exhibition, Things: Photographing the Constructed World.
In 1912 the Reverend John Flynn and the Presbyterian Church established the Australian Inland Mission (AIM), a ‘mantle of safety’ for the isolated outback. Sustained by the work of nurses, volunteers and ministers, the AIM cared for an area of over three million square kilometres. Flynn’s aim to ease the isolation of inland Australians led to the development of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the pedal-powered radio.
The National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures are now on permanent display in the new state-of-the-art Treasures Gallery. The Treasures Gallery features some of the Library’s most prized items collected over the past 100 years, including Lieutenant James Cook’s journal of the Endeavour and the first document printed in Australia, a 1796 playbill.
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The Australian Housewives’ Manual is a facsimile version of the 1883 bible for the modern young woman, full of helpful hints on how to look after your husband which include: ‘ the secret of success is self-denial’ plus a tasty recipe for Haricot Mutton - with bread and butter pudding for afters.
Join Maddy and Jack as they head off into space in this special pull-the-tab children’s book by Dr Ragbir Bhathal and Johanna Davids.
See historic Australia from a new perspective in Capturing Time: Panoramas of Old Australia, published by the National Library of Australia.