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12 Oct 2021
Forgotten objects inspire creativity in The Imagineer
Christopher Cheng tells stories inspired by household objects.
Australian Reading Hour 2021
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School Holiday Diorama Workshops
6 Nov 2020
NAIDOC Week at the National Library
Always Was, Always Will BeThis year the National Library of Australia is celebrating NAIDOC Week (8-15...
23 Oct 2020
Interview with author Patricia Clarke
'Governess Wanted', The Courier (Hobart), 28 June 1848, nla.news-article2968730For educated middle-class women in 19th-century Britain, options...
16 Oct 2020
Where the Children's Books Are
In our reading rooms, we often hear the question, ‘Where are the children’s books?’The short answer...
14 May 2020
New, temporary online resources
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most libraries have temporarily closed the doors of their physical buildings...
28 Apr 2020
Teaching the First World War
The way we mark Anzac Day is always, at least a little bit different each year...
19 Apr 2020
Illustrating Indigenous Australia
If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the illustration process of a picture book, this is...
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